…Dwyane Wade wants to stay in Miami. But apparently there are a few clubs that might be able to lure him away from the Heat. He’s mum as to which squads those might be, but they exist. As far as we know.
Said Wade: “Its not a huge window at all. It’s a small gap. You have to always keep your book open for your options and look at different things. But no, I’m not that open where I would go anywhere and would want to be almost anywhere. I’m accustomed to a great organization. It’s not many organizations that are of that caliber, not saying any names.”
However, as Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald pointed out, the Bulls are putting on a nice audition for free agents. Despite injuries, internal strife, what appears to be a lame duck coaching situation and the fact that management let Ben Goron leave and then sent John Salmons to Milwaukee, Chicago has been surprisingly competitive in their first two games against the Cavaliers, who just happen to be the best team in the league.
Meanwhile, the slumping Celtics — minus Kevin Garnett, who was serving a one-game suspension for elbowing Quentin Richardson — put a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on the Heat the other night.
C’mon, Dwyane, admit it. Wouldn’t it be nice to play with the blooming Derrick Rose and recently arrived Joakim Noah, not to mention Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich? Stop waiting for Michael Beasley to step up. And…and look: Chicago-style pizza! Mmmmm!
Okay. I’m done pitching.
Regarding when he might make his final decision, Wade said: “I don’t think it would be that soon (first week in July). It’s kind of soon. Do I think it will be a long, drawn-out process? I have no idea, because I’ve never been in this situation. I don’t know what to expect. I know what I like. I don’t know what I would want yet.”
By the way, Byron Scott wouldn’t hang up on the Bulls if they called him about a coaching job this summer. Whew. That’s a relief.