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Marquette In The NBA: Dwyane Wade Agrees To New Contract With Miami

It was touch and go there for a while, but the Marquette legend is going to stay with the Heat for one more season.

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The NBA's free agency frenzy continues unabated, and as such, we've got more Marquette related news to pass on.  Noted NCAA Tournament triple-doubler Dwyane Wade has agreed to a 1 year contract with the Miami Heat worth $20 million.

Yesterday, we were able to comfortably have enthusiasm about the big contracts that Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder agreed to, but here, I don't think the same thing is in order.  Yes, it's a metric ton of money for the greatest player in Miami Heat history (I will fight you over this, do not argue with me), but you have to ask the question as to whether or not Pat Riley and the Heat brain trust actually want Wade around long term.

According to quotes snagged by our Heat sister site, Hot Hot Hoops, it would appear that this is only a bridge contract, allowing Wade to get a new longer contract after the 2015-16 season when more is known about the escalating salary cap.  I can't help but wonder that if the Heat reaaaaaally wanted Wade on a long term deal, they would have him on one right now.

Wade's contract brings the total value of contracts for former Golden Eagles to $150 million dollars in just the last two days.  That number's going to increase, of course.  As I type this, Turner Sports' David Aldridge is reporting positive news regarding Wesley Matthews, but that's information for a new post...