Dwyane Wade Wants to Stay With The Heat

Debora RubiContributor IJune 16, 2010

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Dwyane Wade is searching for a teammate, not a team.

In a recent interview with J.A Adande, Wade stated that foremost, he was looking for the best player to bring to Miami.

Wade also made it perfectly clear that he wants to stay in Miami next season.


Finding the Guy

Wade has been reported talking to players in the league during the offseason. There is also the famous summit with LeBron James and Joe Johnson.

Wade stirred even more recruitment rumors when he had lunch with Bosh in Los Angeles last week.

Wade, however, continues to state that he is not recruiting players. No active talks of trade are allowed before July 1st.

Wade hopes the addition of key free agents this summer could support Pat Riley’s talk of a dynasty.


The Heat’s Campaign

Pat Riley and the Heat have been committed this off-season to retain Wade through a marketing campaign, which includes billboards lining I-95.

In its latest act, the city has become a willing participant. For the first week of July, Miami-Dade will become “Miami-Wade”, in honor of the Heat star.

This past week Dwyane Wade participated in a charity event with Alonzo Mourning—a local hero.

Wade is doing nothing to distance himself from Miami. In effect, he seems to be doing exactly the opposite.

Wade is giving the Heat a final chance to give him backup. The Heat would not only be stupid, but disrespectful if they didn't give full effort to getting Wade the supporting cast he wants