Dwyane Wade Offered Mega Deal To Play In China

Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade (193 cm, Marquette’03) is being lured to play in China via a three-year deal worth $25 million from the Zhejiang Golden Bulls (China-CBA). The Chinese club is sparing no expense to have the three-time NBA champion don their jersey and lead the team. At 36 years of age, Wade is one of the elder statesmen in the league.

His time in the NBA may not be over. Not just yet. He can opt to play for the Miami Heat or join personal friend, LeBron James in the Los Angeles Lakers. However, neither team will likely offer him more than a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.

Stephon Marbury paved the way with an enormously successful post-NBA career in China. He became a basketball icon there and led his team multiple titles.

Wade would likely stay in the U.S. if he has a shot at another NBA championship with a serious contender. However, the Golden State Warriors have cordoned off near exclusivity in that department. Would the pay gap be worth starting anew in a new league, a new basketball market?

Wade spent the 2017-18 season originally with the Cleveland Cavaliers where he averaged 11.2 ppg and 3.5 apg in 46 games. He later moved back to the Miami Heat after the Cavs cleaned house, shaking up their roster for a playoff run. Wade would play 26 games for the Heat and would average 12.9 ppg and 3.2 apg.

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