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.
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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