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Dwyane Wade
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Team: MiamiHeight: 6-4 Born: 1/17/1982
Position: GWeight: 220 Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
College: MarquetteDraft: 1st Round 5th pick by Heat (2003)


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July 15 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET18:40 GMT2:40 11:40 AM MST1:40 PM EST22:40 UAE20:4014:40 ET1:40 PM CT17:40 - A person familiar with the situation says Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat. Wade has agreed to a two-year deal with a player option for 2015-16, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither Wade nor the Heat immediately announced the terms.
Analysis: Wade made reference to the deal Tuesday, tweeting ''Home Is Where the Heart Is'' and calling himself a "HeatLifer" in a photo of him below Miami's three NBA championship banners. Wade is entering his 12th Heat season and is the franchise's all-time leader in games, points, assists and steals. Last month, he opted out of a deal that would have paid him $42 million over the next two seasons.
July 12 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST0:38 UAE (+1)22:3816:38 ET3:38 PM CT19:38 - Wade says he is sad to see LeBron James leave the Miami Heat, and he supports him regardless.
Analysis: Wade released a statement Saturday calling James ''my brother,'' and saying he knows James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was not an easy one for the four-time NBA MVP. Together, James, Wade and Chris Bosh went to the NBA Finals in each of their four Miami seasons together, winning the championship twice. James announced Friday he is leaving for the Cavaliers, and hours later Bosh agreed to a five-year, $118 million deal to stay with the Heat.
June 28 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST22:43 UAE20:4314:43 ET1:43 PM CT17:43 - Wade told the Miami Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years on his contract, which means he is free to talk to any team on July 1. It's the same option James exercised earlier this week. The move also comes three days after Wade, James and Chris Bosh met at a posh Miami Beach hotel to discuss their futures.
Analysis: By opting out, Wade forgoes the remaining $41.8 million in his current deal and will sign a new contract with the Heat or any other club. The move also provides the Heat financial flexibility to sign additional players while quite possibly being able to convince Wade and James into staying. Bosh has the same opt-out option and has not yet announced his plans.
Mar. 28 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST2:32 UAE (+1)23:3218:32 ET4:32 PM CT21:32 - Wade was in the starting lineup Saturday night after missing nine games with a sore left hamstring.
Analysis: Coach Erik Spoelstra said the Heat's medical staff cleared Wade to play following a pregame workout.
Mar. 26 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST19:59 UAE16:5911:59 ET9:59 AM CT14:59 - Wade will likely play at Indiana.
Analysis: Wade has missed the last two games with what he called a sore Achilles tendon. He practiced Tuesday and participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround, then iced his knees. He averages 19.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 50 games this season.
Mar. 24 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST3:10 UAE (+1)00:1019:10 ET5:10 PM CT22:10 - Wade was active for the Miami Heat's game at Indiana on Wednesday.
Analysis: Wade has missed 19 games this season, mostly by design. Team officials wanted him to rest his sore knees so he could kick things into high gear for the playoffs. But Monday's absence was not part of the plan. After the team initially said the All-Star guard hurt his ankle. The Heat are now calling it a strained left Achilles tendon.
Mar. 22 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST2:25 UAE (+1)23:2518:25 ET4:25 PM CT21:25 - Coach Erik Spoelstra says Wade won't play Saturday against New Orleans so he can rest after a Friday win in Memphis.
Analysis: Wade played 33 minutes on Friday night, scoring 14 points. He routinely has been held out of the second of back-to-back games this season.
Mar. 18 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST1:46 UAE (+1)22:4617:46 ET3:46 PM CT20:46 - Wade is not playing against the Cavaliers to rest his knees.
Analysis: Wade has played in 48 of 64 games this season as the Heat have managed his minutes so they can have him fresh for the playoffs and a run at a third straight NBA title. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra did not say anything about Wade's status before the game.
Mar. 2 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT4:27 - Wade scored 24 with another ultra-efficient shooting night, going 10 for 14 in Friday's win over the Magic.
Analysis: Miami's rest plan for Wade seems to be paying dividends, with "Flash" averaging 21.3 points on 62.0 percent shooting over his last nine games. Wade's 55.5 field-goal percentage is the highest of his career.
Feb. 21 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:040:04 ET11:04 PM CT4:04 - Wade tallied 24 points and 10 assists in Thursday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: It marked just the third double-double of the season for Wade, who is averaging 6.8 assists over his last four games.
Feb. 12 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST5:36 UAE (+1)02:3620:36 ET7:36 PM CT23:36 - Wade is expected to start for the Miami Heat against the Golden State Warriors after sitting out the previous game at Phoenix with a migraine headache.
Analysis: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said about 90 minutes before Wednesday night's game that he was "anticipating everyone to be available" against the Warriors. It was the last game before the All-Star break for both teams.
Feb. 11 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET0:52 GMT8:52 5:52 PM MST7:52 PM EST4:52 UAE (+1)01:5219:52 ET6:52 PM CT22:52 - Wade has been ruled out for Miami's game at Phoenix because of a migraine headache.
Analysis: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Wade remained at the hotel when the team went on to the game. Toney Douglas is slated to make his first start for Miami on Tuesday night. The 32-year-old Wade is averaging 18.7 points in 36 games this season.
Feb. 3 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:2823:28 ET10:28 PM CT2:28 - Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, his best total since Dec. 18 in an injury-hampered season, as Miami topped Detroit 102-96 on Monday. He also added a season-high 10 rebounds and five assists.
Analysis: Wade got his 30 points in an efficient manner, going 13 of 19 from the field.
Jan. 18 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST2:34 UAE (+1)23:3417:34 ET4:34 PM CT20:34 - For the first time in more than six years, Dwyane Wade is a Miami Heat reserve. Wade checked into Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs with 4:41 left in the first quarter, after missing the previous four Miami contests to rest his oft-ailing knees.
Analysis: The last time Wade - who was voted into the All-Star Game as a starter again this season - was a reserve was Jan. 6, 2008 against Memphis. His next 483 appearances with the Heat, including playoffs, had been as a starter. Ray Allen started in Wade's place. Wade came off the bench five times as a rookie in 2003-04, once in 2006-07 and twice in 2007-08. He's started 687 times for Miami, plus all 132 of his playoff appearances.
Jan. 4 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST5:56 UAE (+1)02:5620:56 ET7:56 PM CT23:56 - Wade played through pain and scored 20 points in Saturday's 110-94 win over Orlando.
Analysis: Wade had a sore knee and always seems to be hurt yet came through again. He must have a high threshold for pain unless there is another explanation.
Dec. 30 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CT2:17 - Wade didn't return after halftime Monday because of back spasms, the Miami Heat said on Twitter.
Analysis: Wade's return had been characterized by the team as questionable. He's also needed rest for his sore knee at times this season.
Dec. 30 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CT2:17 - Wade wasn't on the floor after halftime Monday because of back spasms, the Miami Heat said on Twitter.
Analysis: He had 22 points in his return, a 123-114 loss to Golden State on Thursday.
Dec. 27 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST4:59 UAE (+1)01:5919:59 ET6:59 PM CT22:59 - Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and Chris Andersen are not playing for the Miami Heat at the Sacramento Kings. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before Friday night's game that all three would be held out. He also said Roger Mason Jr. will start in Wade's place.
Analysis: Wade has sat out at least one game of most back-to-back sets this season as the team hopes to keep his problematic knees healthy. Miami plays at Portland on Sunday night.
Dec. 26 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT3:21 - Wade had 23 points, seven assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Wade has looked like the "Flash" of old of late, averaging 25.2 points over his last five games.
Dec. 23 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST3:31 UAE (+1)00:3118:31 ET5:31 PM CT21:31 - Wade has been ruled out for the Miami Heat's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of mild knee soreness.
Analysis: The Heat have been giving Wade sporadic breaks this season in an effort to not overly tax his legs. Coach Erik Spoelstra says Wade arrived at the arena Monday night ready and expecting to play, but that the team decided it was best to give him the game off.
Dec. 19 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Wade scored a season-high 32 points in Monday's 97-94 win over Indiana.
Analysis: Wade has been playing at an elite level of late, posting 27.7 points on 61.1 percent shooting over the last three games.
Dec. 15 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CT3:26 - Wade had 24 points in Saturday's 114-107 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Miami (17-6) has won nine in a row when Wade scores at least 19.
Dec. 10 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST2:45 UAE (+1)23:4517:45 ET4:45 PM CT20:45 - Miami will have its three best players on the court Tuesday night at Indiana. About 90 minutes before tip-off between the Eastern Conference's two best teams, coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade would play.
Analysis: Wade has missed six games this season, including three of the past four, primarily to keep his troublesome knees healthy.
Dec. 7 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST21:41 UAE18:4112:41 ET11:41 AM CT15:41 - Wade participated in the Miami Heat's shoot-around on Saturday in advance of their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Analysis: Wade has missed the last two games for the Heat, both losses. He missed the game against the Pistons on Tuesday because of soreness in his knee and then missed the game on Thursday in Chicago because of an illness.
Dec. 3 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST2:25 UAE (+1)23:2517:25 ET4:25 PM CT20:25 - Wade missed Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness.
Analysis: Coach Erik Spoelstra says Wade was ''really feeling under the weather'' and remained at the team's hotel. He also sat out Tuesday's game against Detroit because of knee soreness.
Nov. 30 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST9:37 UAE06:370:37 ET11:37 PM CT3:37 - Wade had another big game Friday, posting 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in a 90-83 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Wade has been outstanding since missing two games to rest his knees, posting 23.0 points on 62.7 percent shooting over a four-game stretch.
Nov. 28 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - Wade had 22 points in Wednesday's 95-84 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Wade has come up huge of late, posting 23.3 points on 65.1 percent shooting over a three-game stretch. Hopefully he'll be able to keep it up.
Nov. 24 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Wade returned in Saturday's win over Orlando and scored a game-high 27 points.
Analysis: It was a solid night for Wade after missing two games. He went 9 of 16 from the floor after averaging 11.8 points in his last four games.
Nov. 21 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET6:37 GMT14:37 11:37 PM MST1:37 AM EST10:37 UAE07:371:37 ET12:37 AM CT4:37 - Wade has a sore knee.
Analysis: Wade has been bothered by the knee this season. He's considered day-to-day, but continue to monitor the developments. This seems like an issue that could persist throughout the season.
Nov. 20 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST1:53 UAE (+1)22:5316:53 ET3:53 PM CT19:53 - Wade is not playing against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, the second game that the Miami Heat have held the All-Star guard out of in as many days. James Jones is slated to make his second straight start for the Heat in Wade's place.
Analysis: Wade has been bothered by knee issues for years and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the team has a long-range plan to deal with it this season. Spoelstra says the plan is evaluated daily. Wade is averaging 16.7 points this season for Miami. He also sat out the second game of the season, at Philadelphia.
Nov. 19 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST2:10 UAE (+1)23:1017:10 ET4:10 PM CT20:10 - Wade is not playing for the Miami Heat in their game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, the second time this season he's been held out for rest purposes.
Analysis: Wade also missed the second game of the season in Philadelphia. He is not dealing with an injury, but the Heat are being mindful of wear-and-tear on his knees. Wade is averaging 16.7 points this season for Miami, though missed six of his seven shots and scored only four points on the second night of a back-to-back at Charlotte on Saturday.
Nov. 8 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Wade had 29 points on 13-of-22 shooting and seven assists in a 102-97 win over the Clippers on Thursday.
Analysis: Wade is averaging 22.5 points on 51.5 percent shooting in his last four games.
Oct. 30 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET21:41 GMT5:41 2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST1:41 UAE (+1)22:4117:41 ET3:41 PM CT19:41 - Dwyane Wade is back in Miami's starting lineup against Brooklyn after sitting out the Heat's loss in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Coach Erik Spoelstra stressed Friday there was nothing physically wrong with Wade, just that the Heat were being ''proactive'' in sitting him in their second game in two nights. He said Wade will not sit a game every time they have a back-to-back.
Oct. 7 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST2:53 UAE (+1)00:5318:53 ET5:53 PM CT21:53 - Wade says he is going to miss the Miami Heat's preseason opener against the Atlanta Hawks.
Analysis: Wade was penciled into the starting lineup originally announced by the team. Wade said about 45 minutes later that he's not playing, simply to ``take a little easy, a little slower.'' Wade says he will be ready when the Heat practice on Tuesday. He says he doesn't want any setbacks this early in the preseason, so he's taking more of a day-to-day approach and listening to his body more than ever before.
July 22 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST0:24 UAE (+1)22:2416:24 ET3:24 PM CT19:24 - Wade's attorney says the Miami Heat guard has finally reached a financial settlement with his ex-wife, ending their divorce saga.
Analysis: Attorney James Pritikin says Wade "provided a very generous settlement" to ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and it was granted in 2010. He was awarded sole custody of his two sons in 2011.
July 10 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST20:43 UAE18:4312:43 ET11:43 AM CT15:43 - A yearslong bitter legal battle between Wade and his ex-wife is heating up again.
Analysis: The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Siohvaughn Funches-Wade filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Wade is violating the terms of an agreement that requires his endorsement deals be fully deposited into a joint account they both control. Wade's attorney, James Pritikin, says the lawsuit has no merit and expects it to be dismissed. He says it mischaracterizes the court order concerning the joint account, but wouldn't elaborate.

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