Wade signed a one-year, $20-million contract with the Heat last offseason, and he's making it clear that he's available to other teams as Miami faces a dilemma. They're one of six teams who was granted a meeting with Kevin Durant, and even though they're unlikely to sign him, the Heat understandably want to pursue that opportunity. Unfortunately for them, they can only sign Durant is either Wade or Whiteside leaves. Here's a good breakdown about where they stand.
So here we are. Wade's unlikely to leave, despite his posturing, and there's the whole 2006 Finals thing. There's a decent number of Maverick fans who would view signing Wade as betrayal, even if that's not exactly logical. Wade's still a very good player in the NBA despite being 34, and the Mavericks certainly could do worse. But he's not their top free agent target, and if they wait, the Durant sweepstakes will likely be over and Wade will be headed back to Miami anyway after they miss out on him.
Admit it, though: it would be a little bit funny to hear a few fans boo Wade on opening day in a Mavericks uniform. And since this isn't going to happen, it's really just imagining.