Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant Eying To Partner Dwyane Wade Next Season
With the NBA free agency around the corner, whispers of Dwyane Wade leaving Miami Heat are growing louder. 33-year-old Wade could pair with Kobe Bryant for Los Angeles Lakers, according to Miami Herald. What apparently seems to be a poorly thought-out idea as both Bryant and Wade are shooting guards, and both are 30-plus veterans at twilight of their careers. But analysts are trying to find out some reasons behind the effectiveness of the aging-pair.
“Wade could come in on a short-term, big-money contract that allows the Lakers to be more competitive next season while keeping their money available for 2016 and beyond when they look for the next true star to put next to their two young stars, Julius Randle and whoever they draft next week,” Matt Moore of CBS Sports stated. “Wade can play two-guard and Bryant shifts to 3. It’s not great from a defensive standpoint given where they both are physically, but there would be nights where they’s turn back the clock and dominate games.”
Some see this as a rumor for forcing Miami to up their offer for the long-term face of the franchise – Dwyane Wade, as the ace shooting guard is looking for a three-year lucrative contract at Miami.
“Every effort will be made to try to work something out,” Henry Thomas, Wade’s agent, said earlier. “The five times he played for a championship – resulting in three championships – is a significant accomplishment for any professional. We are continuing to talk about a resolution that would be satisfactory to both sides.”
Now, as the issue between Miami Heat and Wade hasn’t resolved yet, the probability of the star to join Bryant at Lakers is increasing every moment.