Dwyane Wade may retire this offseason, but if he doesn't, he'll have a substantial offer awaiting him in China.
Wade is no stranger to China. Last week, he signed a lifetime deal with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning, though at the time he noted he still hadn't made a decision on his basketball future.
Wade told 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 unlikely Wade will get an offer of $8.3 million to play in the NBA, however. The Miami Heat, for instance, can only give him either the taxpayer mid-level exception ($5.3 million) or a minimum salary ($2.3 million), since they are already over the soft cap.
The 36-year-old can still play. Wade averaged 12 points per game with the Heat last season, and his 28-point outburst in Game 2 of the team's first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers—Miami's lone victory in the matchup—was a highlight.
Those types of performances may be far less frequent then they once were, but it was a reminder Wade still has value.
The future Hall of Famer has already said he'd either return to the Heat or retire, ruling out a stint with a different NBA team. But the Golden Bulls' sizable offer may be a consideration, especially given Wade's ties to the country.