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Dwyane Wade Rumors: Xinjiang Flying Tigers Ready to Offer 'Monster' Contract

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 21, 2018

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade in action during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Heat won 113-103. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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As Dwyane Wade continues to decide if he wants to keep playing professional basketball, a Chinese team is prepared to tempt him with an offer. 

Per basketball reporter Zhang Duo (via Sportando), the Xinjiang Flying Tigers are prepared to make Wade a "monster" contract proposal. 

Wade has been in China recently to help promote the release of his "Way of Wade 7" shoe with China-based apparel company Li-Ning. The 12-time All-Star addressed his basketball future during the unveiling of his new sneaker, per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press:

"When I get back from China, I'll focus on that. Right now, I'm focused on the game after basketball. Whatever happens in basketball, it happens. I've done everything that I can to this point to put myself that I'm in this position I am today, where I can do something that hasn't been done globally yet. The basketball will take care of itself. I'll sit down and figure that out once I get back from this tour at some point."

It's unclear what the terms from the Flying Tigers would include for Wade, who signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers last September worth $2.3 million. 

In 2015, Alexey Shved became the highest-paid basketball player overseas when he signed a three-year, $10.2 million deal with Russia's Khimki. 

Jimmer Fredette, who was named Chinese Basketball Association MVP in 2017, re-signed with the Shanghai Sharks last year for $1.8 million. 

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Wade spent last season with the Cavs and Miami Heat. He was a productive scorer off the bench for the two teams with 11.4 points and 3.4 assists in 67 games. 

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