Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Not done: Dwyane Wade decides to keep playing, will return to Heat

Not done: Dwyane Wade decides to keep playing, will return to Heat

Dwyane Wade posted a video on YouTube tonight to announce this will be his final season.

Wade spent the past four months deciding his future as he contemplated retirement.

D-Wade is expected to sign a one-year, $2.4 million deal for the veteran's minimum later this week to make things official.

"I've always did things my way", said Wade. "And I've heard everything from my family to my fans around the world...but I've always done things my way". "And I'm gonna give it for one last season everything else I have left".

Wade's headed into his 16th season with career averages of 22.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

Wade and the Heat will visit Washington to play the Wizards on October 18, in the season opener, and then again on March 23. His status was an enormous question mark this summer, especially now with the team a week away from going to training camp. I feel like my family have put me first for so many years, for good reasons.

It was in a video titled "One Last Dance", that the 36-year old vet led us through the journey that ultimatel led to this decision.

Wade, 36, is entering his 16th National Basketball Association season. The Heat have kept one of their 20 preseason roster slots vacant in case Wade returned.

"Let's enjoy it", Wade said.

This time, though, the Heat will have Wade from the season's outset. He spent the beginning of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, prior to being shipped to Miami at the trade deadline. "Let's have some joy through this last season".

After spending the entire summer considering his National Basketball Association future, Dwyane Wade has finally come to a decision. Let's push this young team over the hump and let's write our own story to the end of this career, together.

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