Jul 2, 2015 6:21 PM
MIAMI (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat.
The person says Wade informed the Heat Thursday he will accept a one-year offer to re-sign for $20 million for next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no NBA deals can be finalized this summer until July 9.
It ends a weeks-long, sometimes-contentious saga between the Heat and their franchise player. Wade was open to the idea of leaving Miami over a contract dispute, moreso than ever before.
But in the end, the three-time champion and the only team for whom he's played worked out a deal that conceivably could mean he will finish his career in Miami.
An 11-time All-Star, Wade averaged 21.5 points this past season.