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Denver Nuggets among the most aggressive pursuers of Dwyane Wade, per report

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July 2, 2016


According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Denver Nuggets are among the most aggressive pursuers of free agent guard Dwyane Wade.

From Wojnarowki:

As rival front offices start to take seriously Dwyane Wade’s frustration with his Miami Heat contract talks, several teams are pursuing the 12-time All-Star with offers in the $20 million-annual range, league sources told The Vertical.

The Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks have started a courtship process that has included offers in length of two and three years and upward of $20 million a season – a salary the Heat so far have been reluctant to offer, league sources said.

The Nuggets and Bulls have been among the most aggressive pursuers of Wade, league sources said.

After re-signing Hassan Whiteside to a four-year $98 million maximum contract earlier today, the Miami Heat’s salary cap situation is in flux as they still try to court free agent Kevin Durant. The Heat have reportedly only offered Wade a $10 million per year salary, a 50 percent pay cut from his 2015-16 earnings, which “deeply angered Wade,” Wojnarowski writes.

Denver is among four teams including the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, and Dallas Mavericks who have stepped in and expressed interest in Wade. Those teams are reportedly offering a starting salary in the $20 million range, twice as much as the Heat have been willing to pay.

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