by Marcel Mutoni

The New York Knickerbockers’ epic summer of shopping, beginning on July 1, 2010, isn’t off to the most promising of starts. Dwyane Wade, one of the highly-prized free agents next year, has made it clear that he has no interest whatsoever in joining Gotham’s hoops team.

Wade, who’s in the New York area to shoot a movie, also expressed his desire to stay in Miami for a long time (regardless of his real estate dealings).

The NY Post and NY Times have the quotes:

“Not in my mind,” Wade said yesterday when asked if the Knicks and Nets had a shot at his services. “I’m not thinking about the Knicks or the Nets. Only when we play them.”

“I want to be in Miami, and I hope everything works out that way,” Wade said Thursday. “I want to be one of those players that stays with one franchise for his entire career…Next year will be a big year for myself and for the team, but the plan has always been to stay with the Heat, and that’s still the plan,” he said. “I think everything will work out.”’

This, of course, makes all the sense in the world. Miami can offer Wade the most money out of all the teams in the L, and their future looks a hell of a lot brighter than the mess they’ve created in New York.

I’d be surprised to learn that other big-time free agents aren’t thinking along the same lines as Wade.