Dwyane Wade's Run With The Heat Over?
We're not in Miami Dwyane. Lamar is staying in Los Angeles, and it seems Boozer will be with the Jazz for the start of the season.
Where does this leave Wade and his status as a member of the Miami Heat?
Frankly it looks like that the Heat have tried to keep their All-Star happy but they were not able to have success like they had in the 2005-2006 season when they traded for a surefire hall of famer, Shaquille O'Neal who helped lead the Heat to their first ever NBA championship over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Heat currently have Jermaine O'Neal, and Michael Beasley: O'Neal has been on the downside of his career since his last days as a Pacer, but Beasley has shown signs of becoming a scoring machine through out the 2008-2009 season.
Beasley and Wade is not going to win a championship anytime soon, but it could be possible when Beasley matures as a player in the near future.
I don't think Wade wants to wait that long though. He is going to be 27 when the season starts, and 28 in January. He is older then his 2003 NBA draftees, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Having Boozer by Wades side instead of Jermaine O'Neal would help the Heat be a better playoff team, not a contending team.
Only Wade, Dorrell Wright, and Udonis Haslem remain from their championship caliber team they had in 2006. The Heats roster is filled with young players, unlike that veteran squad of Antoine Walker, Gary Payton and such.
Dwyane wants another ring, but it seems impossible that he will even be a contending for it.
August has just started, and most of the big names are gone. Jermaine O'Neal isn't hot trade bait, and Lamar re-signed with the Lakers.
Boozer is currently the only option the Heat have, but as I have said before it would not make this Heat a contending team. They would fill a PF void, but still would need answers at the Center spot, and the point guard spot...Mario Chalmers doesn't exactly cut my list as contending starting material.
Even If they brought in Lamar Odom to play alongside Dwyane Wade, and Carlos Boozer the Heat don't have that great of a bench. Like Shaq said: "No one is asking me to play with Chris Quinn or Ricky Davis. I'm actually on a team again."
Trading away Marion was also a bad move.
They landed O'Neal who's contract doesn't expire until 2010, the year Wade will be eligible for free agency. Keeping Marion could have had left the Heat with a large amount of cap space for this year to jump at one of the marquee players, and complementary players to build around Wade to ensure his status as a Heat player for the start of the 2010 season.
I could be possible that the Heat would use the money from O'Neals contract to sign Wade, and have more money to sign another player who could help the team out, like Chris Bosh.
From my standpoint it seems the Heat are ready to let go of Wade, and take a shot at some other all star. With Wade's and O'Neals contract coming off for a total around $34 million that would be enough to go after LeBron.
From the current looks of it though, it seems that Dwyane is most likely heading to Chicago.
He signed with the brand, Air Jordan a couple of weeks ago, and he grew up in Chicago. I bet he would love to play with a PG like Derrick Rose, I mean who wouldn't?
Sorry, but Wade isn't in Miami trick.
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