Wade was once a top-five player in this league. He isn’t anymore. Hopefully I am not the first person to tell you that.
On the surface, Wade could be playing for the Heat next year without James and Bosh. I am sure the team would pursue someone else if that did happen, but they would be nowhere near as good as they have been the last few seasons. If Wade suddenly became the player who he used to be that could change.
A few summer’s ago, James and Bosh wanted to come to Miami to play alongside Wade. That had to feel pretty good for Wade. The best player in the league and another NBA All-Star wanted to play ball with him in hopes of winning championships.
This summer has probably provided the exact opposite feeling for Wade. LeBron wants to play for a team that will contend for a title and Bosh wants to play with LeBron (speculation). If James goes to Cleveland, or wherever else it might be, Bosh could end up on the Houston Rockets.
What about Wade?
In his mind, I am sure he thinks he will once again become a superstar in this league. He has every right to feel that way. Confidence is key.
However, it cannot feel good that his two teammates are looking at other options while Wade is just waiting around patiently to see what they will do. With that said, I am sure teams would be trying to pursue the former star if they thought there was a good chance of them actually landing him.