Heat Check podcast: What's next for Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade?

Heat Check podcast: What's next for Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade?

Kevin Hart has been a major part of the current Philadelphia 76ers series against the Miami Heat, showing up courtside for numerous games and getting namedropped by Dwyane Wade for his Game 2 performance.

Wade also indicated that he had no interest in discussing his future after his team was eliminated.

"I love Philly, but ain't gonna be no breaking news here in Philly. I know you're not going to make any decisions now, but, what thoughts do you have about your future?"

The 36-year-old, who was traded back to the Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline, closed his season with 11 points (4-of-15 shooting), five rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes.

As of right now, though, Wade isn't thinking about retirement.

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Reed: "I remember visiting with you in the Cleveland locker room earlier this season and you said, for the first time in your life, you weren't sure about next season. There's a lot of good things about this season that I'll sit down and I'll think about". He rejoined the Heat at the February 8 National Basketball Association trading deadline after spending a season and half away from the franchise of his first 13 seasons, returning following time with the his hometown Chicago Bulls and then alongside LeBron James at the start of this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Whiteside, the Heat's highest paid player, had a horrendous playoff series and ended the season by continuing to complain about the way coach Erik Spoelstra played him - or didn't play him - as the Heat's season came to an end. He is a damn legend. Wade retiring with his original team would be a near-picture-perfect ending a fantastic career. He has made the All-Star team 12 times and been called a world champion three times during that tenure. Additionally, he is second only to Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning in blocked shots (774) in Heat history.

The 7-footer signed a four-year, $98 million deal in 2016, but neither his play, nor his durability have lived up to the contract, money the Heat could use to honor their other hefty contracts in hopes to see the playoffs again next season. In the playoffs, however, he played only 15.4 per game. I feel like I know those guys and it's like family.

'Each day that he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it.

Dwyane Wade 2017-18 Grade: B+.

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