Dwyane Wade is in contract talks with the Knicks & Bucks and could schedule meetings next week, sources told ESPN.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 1, 2016
Earlier today, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that rival executives have made multi-year deals to Wade. Wojnarowski said that the Miami Heat and Wade are at a "contract impasse" after Miami re-signed Hassan Whiteside. Some people also speculated that a tweet from Wade's wife, Gabrielle Union, was directed at the Heat.
When u waiting for a text/email/skywriting and nada... thanks for being crystal clear— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 1, 2016
The New York Knicks have already added Joakim Noah to a core that includes Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis. Going to Milwaukee would represent a return to Wade's old stomping grounds at Marquette, and the Milwaukee Bucks have already signed shooting guard Matthew Dellavedova to a four-year, $38.4 million offer sheet. And from the looks of this LeBron James tweet, the Cavaliers won't match it.
Congrats to my brother! @matthewdelly on his deal! Good luck in Milwaukee! Very deserving to you and your family. 1— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 1, 2016
At 34 years old, Wade is a 30-minute-per-game player now, so the Dellavedova signing may not dissuade Milwaukee. But Pat Riley previously said that Miami would take care of its "forever guys" -- Wade, Udonis Haslem and Alonzo Mourning. Remember the #HeatLifer campaign?
This saga could all end in a couple days with Wade re-signing. But let's see what happens.