Wade goes free
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.