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Dragic a team player in negotiations

Before signing a 5-year, $90M deal to remain in Miami, free-agent guard Goran Dragic asked Heat president Pat Riley how he could be flexible to help the team re-sign Dwyane Wade, according to sources.

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Wade is on the radar as a 'Plan B'

"He's a lot of teams' Plan B," ESPN's Chris Broussard said."That's why most people think he'll wind up back in Miami. If he wants $50M long term, then he's probably going to have to get it from the Heat."

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Wade's plans in free agency (0:52)
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Goran Dragic signing helps Heat

ESPN's Tom Haberstroh said the Heat signing Dragic "is huge, because they did not sign him to the max." The extra money will help with Dwyane Wade, plus Dragic is a "great player. One of the best finishing guards in the NBA."

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Haberstroh: Is Wade the next Kobe?

The Heat's best bet might be maxing out Wade for one year and figuring out the rest next summer.

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Sources: Dragic, Heat reach 5-year, $90M deal

The Heat and Goran Dragic have quickly reached terms on a new five-year contract worth $90 million, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

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Sources: Kings ask for Rondo; Heat call Wade

Amid the busy opening hours of NBA free agency Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings requested a meeting with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, sources told ESPN.com.

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Elhassan: Dragic 'irreplaceable' for Heat

How can Pat Riley keep Goran Dragic in a Heat uniform and still have enough room for free-agent hunting next summer? Perhaps, a deal that starts at the max and dips in Year 2 is the answer. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Is Dwyane Wade worth a big contract? (2:41)
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D-Wade's top 10 plays

With soon-to-be free agent Dwyane Wade possibly on the move, SportsCenter looks at Wade's top 10 plays with the Heat, including that double-OT, game-winning 3 vs. the Bulls in '09.

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Wade's never been highest paid on team

Dwyane Wade is an 11-time All-Star and the 2006 NBA Finals MVP. But thanks to a few big names -- and a couple of surprising ones -- he's never had the highest salary on his own team. Read

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Wade's never been highest paid on team

Dwyane Wade is an 11-time All-Star and the 2006 NBA Finals MVP. But thanks to a few big names -- and a couple of surprising ones -- he's never had the highest salary on his own team. Read

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Wade due for payday?

Despite being the franchise's all-time leader in points and games, Dwyane Wade has never been the Heat's highest-paid player in a season. Last year he made $15M, while Chris Bosh made $20.6M.

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Wade to become free agent

Heat guard Dwyane Wade has decided to decline his $16.1M player option for 2015-16 to become a free agent, a source told ESPN. The 33-year-old Wade has spent his entire career in Miami. Seeking 3-year deal

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Wade forgoes option with Heat, will be free agent

Dwyane Wade, a perennial All-Star and three-time NBA champion, has decided to not pick up his option with the Miami Heat for next year, announcing his decision through a representative.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game94.727th
Rebounds Per Game39.130th
Assists Per Game19.830th
Points Allowed97.36th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153745.451
2013-145428.658
2012-136616.804
2011-124620.696
2010-115824.707

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