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Wade Recruiting LeBron & Beasley to Toronto?

Dwyane Wade was quoted in the Chicago Tribune about the possibilities of joining his hometown squad along with, the future of this summer's top tier NBA free agents.

And, if you're scoring at home Miami 1, Chicago 0.

"I think the biggest question that you think about has to be loyalty," said Wade, a Richards grad who added he has been a Bulls fan for a long time. "I know one thing about Miami: It is a very loyal organization. I see what they do with their players when their players get done with the game of basketball … how loyal they are. I don't know about the Bulls."

Wade said it appears to him that the Bulls don't measure up to the Heat in the loyalty department.

"I see Michael Jordan is not there, Scottie Pippen is not there. … You know, these guys are not a part," Wade said. "Things like that. So that is probably one of the biggest things for me, because I am a very loyal person."

That sound you hear is HEAT fans exhaling in unison.

Wade continued on the offensive as he seemed to put his recruiting hat on.

Wade said he's not sure when the top free agents will discuss their respective plans, though they have spoken informally in the past.

"(Free agency) has been three years coming," Wade said. "We've discussed it prematurely, at different times. (But) you don't know what guys are thinking and where they're going. I think we'll all sit down, and before one of us makes a decision, all of us will have spoken to each other and (listened to the) thinking.

"A lot of decisions (will be based on) what other players are willing to do and what other guys want to do. So it's not just a 'me' situation here. We all have to look and see what each other is thinking."

Wade said he wouldn't have a problem playing alongside another great player.

"I understand that you have to have a great team, a great supporting cast around you. That's all I want," he said. "My ego is not that big. … I just want to win."

That sounds like a message to his buddy LeBron James. It seems everyone is already banking on the fact that LBJ will end up in, "The Second City." 

Meanwhile, Wade seems to be on a mission to deter him from those plans and could be best suited to do so.

Wade also plans on making inroads with the likes of Chris Bosh and Joe Johnson

This morning, (on the Jorge Sedano Show on 790 The Ticket) I had on Chris Mannix. Mannix covers the NBA for Sports Illustrated and he agrees that Wade is putting on the Full Court Press. (click on link below for 90 second clip)

CHRIS MANNIX W SEDANO - WADE AS RECRUITER - 5-27-10

Now, Mannix seems to think that Wade's attempts will be ill-fated, but will certainly aid Miami in landing a top tier free agent.

Mannix did have an interesting twist to the Michael Beasley saga. He feels that all the talk about trading Beasley for cap space may be premature and that he will likely be used in a sign and trade that could land Chris Bosh. (click on link below for 68 second clip)

 CHRIS MANNIX W SEDANO - BEASLEY AS TRADE PIECE

Mannix added that the Heat has the most attractive piece in a sign and trade scenario. He feels the Lakers-Toronto swap (Bynum for Bosh) is a pipe dream. He has spoken to both sides and doesn't feel that will ever come to fruition, because the Lakers are not willing to part with Bynum.

Then, there are the Chicago sign and trade possibilities. Here are his thoughts on that subject.

(click on link below for 37 second clip)

CHRIS MANNIX W SEDANO - BEASLEY AS TRADE PIECE 2

So, it seems that there is more of a broad spectrum of possibilities this off season for Miami than what we've been led to believe.

Which means Pat Riley is licking his chops as we speak.

JS

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Paul

I don't care where Beasley goes. Just get him away from here.

Michael

Beasley get your passport ready!

Big Slap Shot Bob

So sad we could have had Mayo...

Lefty

Beas was a beast in college. Some guys just don't translate. I think he needs to be in a fun & gun system. Maybe, Toronto is the spot for him?

Frank Fernandez

Beasley has mentality of being something he's not... A dominating threat... He has the game but he doesn't have the character to become the player that he wish he could become.

Nick

beasleys going to have to go, but seriously dude will undoubtedly throw up all star numbers on a team where he can be free to play, i think the heat will be nasyt next year. The thought of having any one of those free agents playing with wade is a scary thought and now the possibility of two next to him should really make the leaugue afraid. Wade wants to stay and he spoke the truth about chicago, I think his thinking is this to lebron, would you rather share the spotlight with rose, or me and what tandem best provides you the path to multiple championships. Rose is good, great, but a wade he is not and wade said that his ego isn't big and he's about winning, lebron spoke of winning... them pairing up gives them that oppourtunity. To me it sounds like wade is really trying to help riley with a Lebron,Wade, Bosh dynasty. Probably wont happen, but wade and lebron teaming up makes that pretty much a certainty. What a great summer this is going to be especially if we get a good free agent or two to boot. Lets go heat.

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