Luol Deng isn’t going anywhere. Goran Dragic just re-upped. Chris Bosh is getting healthy. Justise Winslow will be a rookie. The Miami Heat are quietly putting the puzzle pieces together to be an Eastern Conference contender in 2015-16. The last, and perhaps most important, piece of that puzzle is of course Dwyane Wade, who opted out and is a free agent, but most still think will sign with the Heat.
Free agent Dwyane Wade and Miami are progressing in talks on a likely multi-year deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2015
Heat center Hassan Whiteside is so excited about the possibility of that core together, that he likened it to the Backstreet Boys. No, really. Look:
As promised, the Hassan quote to AP: "If we can get the whole crew back together, it would be the best thing since the Backstreet Boys."
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 1, 2015
Looking at their pieces right now, if Wade indeed re-signs, Miami kinda has a #squad going into next season:
So to update: Dragic in, Deng in, Winslow drafted, Bosh on track for healthy return, Whiteside locked in for next season. It's on Wade now.
— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) July 1, 2015