Just recently, reports have been coming out that the Los Angeles Lakers have become interested in signing 11-year veteran guard Dwayne Wade, as he is a free agent this off season. Wade has the right to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, claiming that he’s willing to do so if the two sides can not come to an agreement. If Wade were to exercise the option, he would be owed over 16 million dollars this upcoming season.
You can compare teams all you want, but nowadays, money is all that matters, and the Lakers have a lot of it. With the cap space in the NBA to be raised, the Lakers have the funds to bring Wade on board.
Through this previous regular season, Wade averaged 21.5 ppg, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 62 games. Would the Lakers benefit? Without a doubt. Do I believe Wade will leave Miami to join Kobe Bryant and a team with an uncertain future? Doubtful.
With the Miami Heat looking for a big extension for point guard Goran Dragic, it’s entirely possible that Wade could leave the team he spent his entire career with due to lack of funds. The Lakers have so many question marks surrounding them at this moment, and I’m sure with Wade’s age, he is looking to win sooner rather than later.