If Miami head coach Pat Riley wants Dwyane Wade to sign a contract extension with the Heat, then he should watch what he says to the media.
According to SI.com, Riley told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that the team plans to address the concerns they have around Wade’s conditioning, or lack thereof. Riley believes that Wade’s lack of on-court production this season is a direct result.
Wade was in the best shape of his life last season, after working hard to comeback from shoulder and knee injuries. His athleticism is uncanny. And though he may have dropped off a bit as far as production goes, he’s still an incredibly talented player.
Hello, Riley! He’s the best player you have. And knowing that Wade is about “this close” to testing the free agency waters, why in the world would you say anything that might help push him out the door? If anything, you should be bending over backwards to get him to stay.
It’s like watching a close friend get back with an ex that everyone else hates — we all think Wade could do a lot better.