As Tom Ziller said, “If granted, the Heat would be able to gain that extra cap space for the 2017 season. They would be rolling the luxury tax dice for the 2017-18 season, of course, but that’s a problem for another year. If that’s the cost of opening up enough space to land Blake Griffin and another solid free agent, so be it.”
Could that free agent be Dwyane Wade?
In a recent interview, when asked about returning to Miami, Wade said, “I don’t know.... You never know what the future holds so you never want to say yes or no. Anything is possible.”
Miami's success in the preseason so far gives hope that Wade might consider a reunion with Udonis Haslem to finish out their careers in a winning fashion.
Wade has always been able to adapt to the circumstances, whether partnering with Shaquille O'Neal or LeBron James. He'll do whatever it takes to win, as he has the talent to take on any challenge.
The current look of a three guard lineup, paired with a two agile bigs in the paint has produced great results so far. The quickness of the team attacking defenses still in transition might be the game plan this season.
Dwyane Wade could surprise everyone by embracing the new-look Heat formula if he returns. As an added bonus, tacking on a few more productive seasons due to carrying less of a burden might be an added incentive.
For the Miami Heat, closing one door could lead to opening another.