Dwayne Wade and the Heat are at an impasse.
Due $16,125,000 next season if he exercises his player option, Wade reportedly wants $20 million per year.
But those reports have overlooked a key factor – how the money would be structured.
A friend of Dwyane Wade has been telling people that Miami’s preference is to give Wade $36 million over three years — $16 million this season, then $10 million and $10 million.
That’s quite a difference from Wade’s preference for $60 million over three, according to that friend. Neither the Heat nor his agent is confirming numbers. I would expect that gap to close somewhat, but the question is how much.
Wade has indicated he’ll opt out, which would blow up that plan.
But I’m not…
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