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Dwyane Wade announces return to Miami Heat for ‘one last dance’
After a summer of deep contemplation, Dwyane Wade has announced his intentions to return to the Miami Heat for one more season. The 12-time All-Star delivered the news in a YouTube video titled “One Last Dance…” that was published Sunday.
“I feel like it’s right to ask you guys to join me for one last dance, for one last season,” Wade said. “This is it. I’ve given this game everything that I have, and I’m happy about that. I’m going to give it for one last season, everything else I have left.”
During the 10-minute video, Wade went into detail about the factors that played into the decision and how his life’s journey built up to what will be his final NBA season. His mentioned his family frequently, and thanked both them and his fans profusely.
“I feel like my family has put me first for so many years, for good reasons,” Wade said. “But I feel like there comes a point in time where we all got to think about someone else, especially the ones around you that have supported you, supported your dream, supported your journey like my family has.”
Wade was emotionally forthcoming about the toll of losing Chicago native and former agent Henry Thomas to a neuromuscular disease in January.
“With him not being there last year, that was it,” Wade admitted. “I lost something in this game. Me getting traded back to Miami, it helped, but it wasn’t enough.
The former fifth overall pick, however, cited his love of the game and the journey it has given him.
“This decision is bigger than the game of basketball,” Wade said. “This decision don’t have nothing to do with the talent in my body.”
Report: Houston Rockets assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik to retire before season
After seeing several key players depart during the offseason, the Rockets will also reportedly lose a member of its coaching staff.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik has informed the team that he will retire before the start of the 2018-19 season.
In a blow to the Houston Rockets, associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik — architect of franchise’s rejuvenated defense — has informed team he’s retiring, league sources tell ESPN. Bzdelik, 65, was a head coach with Nuggets in NBA and Colorado, Air Force and Wake Forest in college.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 17, 2018
The 65-year-old has been with the Rockets since 2016. The Illinois native first broke into the NBA assistant coaching ranks with Washington in 1988. He also spent time in various roles with the Knicks, Heat, Nuggets and Grizzlies, as well as four different NCAA head coaching stints.
Report: Jimmy Butler to discuss uncertain future with Minnesota Timberwolves
Just months after making their first postseason appearance since 2004, one of Minnesota’s key All-Stars is reportedly uncertain about his future with the Timberwolves.
According to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Jimmy Butler “has begun to seriously contemplate his future with the franchise” and will meet with general manager Scott Layden and coach Tim Thibodeau early next week.
Jimmy Butler will meet with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden on Monday to “have honest conversations about the All-Star’s future with the team,” sources tell @TheAthleticMIN. Story upcoming.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 15, 2018
Sources: Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has begun to seriously contemplate his future with the franchise. Our @JonKrawczynski reports Butler and Thibodeau will meet on Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2018
The Timberwolves acquired Butler from Chicago in exchange for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen during the 2017 offseason. The former 30th overall pick helped propel the young Timberwolves to a 47-35 season while earning his fourth consecutive All-Star berth. Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game on his way to All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive Second Team honors.
Butler, however, is entering the final year of his current contract, heightening the uncertainty around his future beyond 2018-19.
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