Wade goes free

Taranaki Daily News - - Sport -

Four days af­ter for­ward LeBron James told the Mi­ami Heat he was ter­mi­nat­ing his con­tract and be­com­ing an un­re­stricted free agent, team-mate Dwyane Wade fol­lowed suit yes­ter­day. Wade, a 10-time NBA All-Star guard, in­formed the Heat that he was opt­ing out of the fi­nal two years on his con­tract, leav­ing him free to talk to any team when the free agent pool opens on July 1. Mul­ti­ple me­dia re­ports said cen­tre-for­ward Chris Bosh, the other mem­ber of the Heat’s ‘Big Three’, had also ter­mi­nated his con­tract but the Heat had not con­firmed the move. All three play­ers had been widely ex­pected to opt out of their ex­ist­ing deals to free up salary space for the Heat, then take less money in the short-term on fresh con­tracts with Mi­ami, which would deliver a much big­ger pay day in the longterm.

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