What does this mean with regards to Dwyane Wade?
Said Stein: “The combination of a sudden $2.5 million in unforeseen extra cap space along with Toronto’s failure to make the playoffs — which means that the Heat will not have to take on the Raptors’ first-round pick as expected — will give Heat president Pat Riley sufficient financial flexibility to re-sign Dwyane Wade, sign someone like Amare Stoudemire away from Phoenix (as many league insiders expect) and still have room to sign another quality free agent above the mid-level exception.”
In other words, the Heat can now give Wade the help he wants. That fact — coupled with the brutal Chicago winters — will provide some mighty tempting incentive to stay in Miami.
Pat Riley said he has a plan to do “whatever it takes” to keep Wade. I guess his plan just got better.