Dwyane Wade: No rush for extension; intrigued by Boozer

Ira Winderman

The opening of Dwyane Wade’s window to sign an extension with the Miami Heat will not bring an immediate resolution.
Both the All-Star guard and his agent, Henry Thomas, said Saturday night that no talks are scheduled with Heat President Pat Riley.

"It’s not a rush to do it," Wade said before the Summer Groove benefit dinner at Seminole Hard Rock Live. "I’m sure Coach Riley will call. But he’s not expecting anything on the first day. We’ve got time."

Sunday is the first day Wade can negotiate a three-year extension to the two years he has remaining on his contract.

"We’ll consider whatever extension offer comes our way," said Thomas, who joined Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Kenny Smith, Russell Simmons and others on the red carpet before Saturday’s event.

Thomas said he had yet to receive any proposal from the Heat. Wade also has the option to become a free agent next summer by invoking an opt-out clause.

Wade has been seeking a roster upgrade, with close friend Carlos Boozer, a scheduled participant in Sunday’s Summer Groove charity all-star game at AmericanAirlines Arena, reportedly being shopped by the Utah Jazz.


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