Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 2:05 pm  |  22 responses

Dwyane Wade Says He Removed Himself From Recruiting Free Agents to the Heat This Offseason

While he was (obviously) instrumental in bringing LeBron James (and others) to Miami, Dwyane Wade said the Heat’s limited cap space led to him avoiding the recruitment process this offseason. Via the Sun-Sentinel: “Among the rumors swirling during free-agency was a clandestine meeting involving Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley with Lamar Odom. Not only didn’t it happen, but Wade said he removed himself from the team’s free-agent recruitment this offseason. ‘I left that all to them,’ Wade said, aware of the luxury-tax limitations of the Heat’s efforts. ‘I got away, understanding that we have little that we can do. And Pat Riley is the best at what he does, so he’s fine. We all understand the nature of the beast, what we’re dealing with.’”

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  • Jay Cutler

    The Heat’s Issues are going to doom them. Their biggest free-agent splash, after barely surviving Roy Hibbert and Tim Duncan in the playoffs and having Wade engage in his yearly ritual of dragging his knees through the playoffs are signing… Greg Oden. I hope LeBron James is ready to play 60 minutes a night ever night at a world class level.

  • spit hot fiyah

    that would mean that every heat game went to triple over time, which would be cool

  • Conor

    Have you seen how massive Hibbert has become this summer? The man truly loves the game. Gives it his all. If he improves his hook shot, he can become a modern, defensive-orientated version of Bill Walton, his first NBA mentor.

  • spit hot fiyah

    well, according to this picture hibbert is 8 feet 5 and has biceps that are bigger than tim duncans head. the nba is in trouble


    wooow what did that nikka eat? good luck with that next season Bosh.

  • KBM

    This pic makes my brain hurt.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    What issues are you talking about that’s going to “doom” the Heat? The heat have the deepest bench in the NBA. Lebron plays a lot of minutes during the playoffs, but thats expected. As far as this article, I think Wade just wanted to stay out of it this time around. Nothing more than that.

  • don

    holy smokes. this just shows his dedication to the game

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  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    He looks like he’s ready to fuçk some $hit up too. Roy “Suge” Hibbert. And since he’s mixing it up with conditioning and speed training it’s pretty safe to say that the east is in trouble.

  • 3Chainz

    And Chris Paul is trying to fight HGH testing in the NBA???………….

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  • Zia Paul

    lololol. Deepest bench.

  • JL

    oden was a great get. Even if just for late game situations or half a game, he’d be a huge boost.

  • 23

    Deepest bench? WTF

  • Bedot

    he looks to be about 7 foot 4/5 in this pic. ridiculous.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Please tell me…which teams have a bench close to the heat.

  • Smits#45

    “A clandestine meeting involving Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley with Lamar Odom.” Maybe they were just shooting some jumpshots (or crack).

  • LP @ThisisEther

    chris anderson, udonis, norris cole, and Ray allen…. I guess they do have an above average bench….i wouldn’t say “DEEP” tho…

  • LakeShow

    Good f*cking night!

  • LakeShow

    I feel what you’re saying…
    Bill Walton was a defensive beast!

  • Jon King

    Duncan has his own issues, age and Manu is done. The Pacers need to show they can win big when it counts.