Dwyane Wade Has a $25 Million Offer to Play in China

Dwyane Wade. Photo by Stewart Cook/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

While Dwyane Wade considers whether he will retire from professional basketball, he received an offer that is hard to refuse. According to Chinese media, Wade got a three-year, $25 million offer from Zhejiang Golden Bulls to continue his career in China.

In case he was to accept the deal, Wade would be the highest paid basketball player in the country, topping Xinjiang’s Andray Blatche who currently holds that title.

It wouldn’t be strange to see Dwyane Wade play out his career in China, considering he has signed a lifetime deal with Li Ning, a Chinese apparel company. Wade even visited China last month to do a promotional tour.

The 36-year-old previously said that he would take his time this offseason and consider his options before making a final decision about his career.

Just taking time to think, that’s all I’m doing,” – Wade told ESPN‘s Ramona Shelburne back in April. “Taking time to think and looking at every angle and what’s the best situation for me to be in. That’s all. It’s a lot of different, it’s a lot of different things that come into play.

Dwyane Wade started the last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers but ended up returning to Miami Heat just before the trade deadline. He averaged 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game in 67 games he played for Cavs and Heat combined.

The offer from Zhejiang Golden Bulls is undoubtedly more lucrative than the one Heat could give to Wade. Because Miami is over the salary cap, they could only give him the mid-level taxpayer exception that stands around $5.3 million. The question now is whether Wade wants to bow out while still playing at the highest level possible or whether he wants to squeeze a few extra dollars from his basketball skills.

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