The Miami Heat is headed toward an intriguing summer after Tuesday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs put an end to the 2017-18 season.
Miami Herald Sports writers Manny Navarro and Andre C. Fernandez discussed the team's biggest issues moving forward Wednesday afternoon while having lunch at Jaxson's restaurant in Dania Beach.
Those issues: the futures of Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade.
Whiteside, the Heat's highest paid player, had a horrendous playoff series and ended the season by continuing to complain about the way coach Erik Spoelstra played him — or didn't play him — as the Heat's season came to an end.
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Wade, 36, carried the Heat to its lone playoff victory at age 36 and proved to be the team's best player in the postseason. What does that say for Miami's roster? Not a lot.
Wade, meanwhile, says he will wait to decide his future in basketball this summer.
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