Wade signs his $20 million deal, and Heat adds Stoudemire
MIAMI – Dwyane Wade has finalized his deal to stay in Miami, and Amare Stoudemire is joining the Heat.
Wade signed his $20 million, one-year contract Friday to stay with the Heat, that deal getting closed around the same time Stoudemire completed a physical and an interview before signing a one-year deal for around $1.4 million.
Wade is coming off a season where he averaged 21.5 points and was an All-Star for the 11th time. He's been a part of all three of Miami's title seasons, and Heat President Pat Riley in a statement released Friday says Wade "will lead us as we look to win another NBA championship."
Stoudemire is a six-time All-Star. Riley says he "is going to bring gravitas, leadership and a hardworking mentality to our team."