Three Reasons Why The Heat Should Trade Dwyane Wade

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2.  Wade’s 31 And Making $18.7 Million Next Year

$84,200,000

That’s how much money the Miami Heat spent on salary this year.  They were $26.2 million over the salary cap (which is currently $58 million).

Wade made $17.18 million this year, will make $18.7 million next year, $20.2 million in 2014-2015, and $21.7 million in 2015-2016.

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) dunks against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 95-88 to win the NBA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Mike Segar-Reuters/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Combining the fact that his production has been (and will be) declining and it starts to seem that he’s being significantly overpaid.  Diehard Miami fans might not like this fact because of Wade’s dedication to the Heat, and because in a day and age where superstars are swapped and traded like so many playing cards, Wade has managed to stay with the Heat for his entire career.

That being said…Wade’s still making a sh    ton of money for an old guy, and that’s hard to justify, from a completely objective perspective, especially considering that without his contract, the Heat would have to pay less in luxury tax.

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