Wade apparently staying put in Miami

Wade apparently staying put in Miami
Updated 03 July 2015

Wade apparently staying put in Miami

Wade apparently staying put in Miami

LOS ANGELES: Star guard Dwyane Wade reassured the Miami Heat faithful on Thursday that he’s sticking with the only NBA team he’s ever represented.
“Let’s Get it! Heat Nation,” the 33-year-old Tweeted, posting a short video captioned “My city My Home My House.”
Wade has played his entire NBA career in Miami, winning three league titles.
But after he opted out of the second year of his two-year contract to become a free agent Heat fans feared he’d be tempted to try a new challenge, and team up with his great friend and former Heat colleague LeBron James in Cleveland.
Speculation that such a move was in the offing were fueled on Wednesday by social media reports that the two players had been seen vacationing together in the Bahamas.

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Tim Duncan will return for a 19th season with the San Antonio Spurs, and he might get some help in free-agent center LaMarcus Aldridge.
Duncan, 39, talked with coach Gregg Popovich on Wednesday in Los Angeles, where they were part of a Spurs crew that also met with Aldridge, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Duncan told the newspaper on Thursday that he will return.

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Greg Monroe and the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract.
The third year in the deal is a player option, according to reports.

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Free-agent guard Monta Ellis agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Indiana Pacers.
The deal includes an early termination option that would allow Ellis to become a free agent after three seasons.

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Center Omer Asik and the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a five-year deal that could be worth up to $60 million.
Without incentives, the base contract is a four-year, $45 million pact. Asik can kick in a fifth year and additional $15 million through performance and playing time escalators.

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Arron Afflalo agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the New York Knicks.
Afflalo holds a player option for the 2016-17 season, giving him power to return to free agency next summer when contract values are likely to balloon in the current of a new collective bargaining agreement.
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The Sacramento Kings unloaded the contracts of Carl Landry and Jason Thompson and parted with 2014 first-round draft pick Nik Stauskas on Wednesday night in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
In addition to the three players, the 76ers will receive a protected first-round draft pick from the Kings and the right to swap picks in the first round of two other drafts, Grantland.com reported.