Dwyane Wade appears to be thrilled that the Miami Heat have signed Hassan Whiteside to a new contract early Friday morning. Wade took to social media soon after the news come out that the talented big man was returning to Miami.
Wade might have considerably more pocket change once his free agency situation is resolved, with his return to Miami appearing to be more of a question of when, not if, despite earlier reports that he would be open to speaking with other NBA teams once the NBA free agency period began.
Rival teams starting to take Dwyane Wade's free agency seriously, w/ GM's telling @TheVertical they've made multi-year offers to his reps.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
Elsewhere, Heat guard Josh Richardson was the first of his teammates to react to the news on social media.
Chris Bosh also chimed in, with the Heat hopeful they can pair him up with Whiteside for years to come if he can stay healthy.
Congrats to the big fella @youngwhiteside Great to have you back bro!— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) July 1, 2016
Heat Lifer Udonis Haslem also sent an encouraging message to Whiteside congratulating him not only on the new contract but on all the hard work he put in to get to this point.
S/O to my big ass rich ass lil big homie @hassanwhiteside. Words of wisdom from someone who's overcome the odds just like yourself. Never forget who doubted u, never forget who had your back and never forget how it felt on the outside looking in. From one underdog to another congratulation my brotha. #IloveWhentheyfinallyLetTheUnderdogsEat!!! #umakeuswait2longweWillkickThedoordownandtakeit!!
Ex-Heat point guard Beno Udrih also took to Twitter to congratulate his former teammate.
Goran Dragic is looking forward to racking up plenty of easy assists to the big man over the years.
And Justise Winslow is also ecstatic that Whiteside is returning to Miami.
Welcome back to the BIG MAN #Shoulders— Justise Winslow (@IAmJustise) July 1, 2016