Miami Heat veteran forward and long-time Heat player, Udonis Haslem, has expressed his desires to convince superstar Dwyane Wade into returning to the Heat. Are we going to expect a Udonis Haslem trade anytime soon?
Haslem has been with the organization since 2003, the same year Wade got selected 5th overall in the draft. The two had been playing side-by-side for the last 13 years until the last NBA free agency where Wade got traded to the Chicago Bulls.
“I’m going to damn sure try. I mean, I don’t know. I guess I’ve got to wait until next summer to see how that goes. But, I never give up without a fight. So there’s ain’t no time to start now,” Haslem said.
With Haslem’s move to try to convince his former teammate to play for one team, rumors have circulated about his possible trade to the Bulls. According to Encumenical News, some suggest that Haslem might part ways to the Heat to end his career alongside Wade. The Udonis Haslem trade might not have a positive effect on the veteran’s career with the Heat but it is the best way possible for the 36-year-old forward to reunite with Wade.
“UD has been by my side for 13 years. Listen you know how we are. We are macho men. So we don’t say a lot of stuff to each other that we say to others. But I love that man,” Wade said in an interview with Miami Herald. “One of the hardest things about me leaving this city was that I wasn’t going to be playing with UD anymore, that I wasn’t going to be in the same locker room with him. That was the hardest decision for me.”
Inquisitr said that the Bulls could acquire Haslem but now is not the right time. The veteran forward could come to the Bulls under the veteran minimum or the veteran’s exception.
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