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NBA Free Agency: 5 Potential Landing Spots for Dwyane Wade

2014 NBA Free Agency: 5 Potential Landing Spots for Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA Free Agency
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As the Miami Heat get closer to a third straight NBA title speculation about the "Big Three", who can all opt-out of their contracts, will ramp up. While LeBron James and Chris Bosh are not near the end of their careers, Dwyane Wade is a different case as injuries have limited him throughout this season.

Assuming he doesn't decide to retire after the NBA Finals, here are five potential landing spots for Wade this summer.

5. Los Angeles Lakers

Dwyane Wade, Los Angeles Lakers
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5. Los Angeles Lakers

Dwyane Wade, Los Angeles Lakers
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A potential duo of Wade and Kobe Bryant would have looked better five years ago, but the Lakers have the salary cap space to pay Wade more than most other teams.

4. Phoenix Suns

Dwyane Wade, Phoenix Suns
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4. Phoenix Suns

Dwyane Wade, Phoenix Suns
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The Suns were the most surprising team in the league this season, with 48 wins that put them in contention for a playoff spot right to the end of the regular season. A veteran presence like Wade could be the piece that allows them to take the next step.

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers
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3. Cleveland Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Cavaliers could use a veteran guard to help Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters reach their full potential, and anything Wade offers on the court would be a nice bonus.

2. Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
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2. Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
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Going back to the Heat is a strong possibility, even if Wade opts out of his contract. Simply put, Wade would look strange in another uniform as his career comes to an end.

1. Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
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1. Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
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Wade was born in Chicago, and he may want to finish his career there if he doesn't stay in Miami. The Bulls could use Wade's scoring ability, even in short bursts and in a possible bench role.