The Heat and Dwyane Wade are progressing in talks toward what will likely be a multiyear deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Wade is seeking the max, as Wojnarowski wrote earlier. The Lakers, with whom Wade has reportedly held mutual interest, have been planning to have him in for a meeting, though none has been scheduled, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick (on Twitter).
The max for Wade would be roughly equivalent to 35% of the salary cap, likely at least $22MM. Still, it’s been tough to peg just what Wade has wanted. Wade was to have welcomed $20MM salaries on a three-year deal, as Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote weeks ago, while more recently Chris Mannix of SI.com wrote that Wade was seeking at least $16MM. In any case, Miami seems determined to figure out a solution with Wade before he talks with other teams, Mannix tweets. The Clippers also apparently have mutual interest, but the Heat have been optimistic the last few days, according to Jackson (on Twitter).