Dwayne Wade appeared Tuesday on ESPN 1000's "Waddle and Silvy" show and the Miami Heat star had some interesting things to say about his future and Bulls guard Derrick Rose:
Tom Waddle: "What are the chances of you coming back to Chicago?
Wade: "If I could say one thing I would say that I'm blessed to be in a position where I have options. I thank god for those options. 2010, free agency only comes up once so I'm going to make sure that I think about this and do it right. Of course I love Miami, this is where I built my career at. Chicago is always the place I'm from, there's going to be talk about that, of course, but right now I'm trying to do what I can to make sure that the team that I'm on be as good as we can be. When it's time for me to think about it, then I will do just that."
Marc Silverman: "Any chance at all about coming back with Derrick Rose?"
Wade: "Derrick Rose is a great, great player. He's a point guard of the future. I can't say there's a chance, I'm still in a Miami Heat uniform. I'm not ruling anything out as well. I'm making sure I'm keeping my options open."
Silvy: "You're not ruling out Chicago?"
Wade: "I'm not ruling out a lot of places, but I'm not really thinking about those places either. Like I said, 2010 is the year when I will sit down and open up my options and, hopefully, I'm still blessed and healthy to have those options and then go from there. But Miami is my number one option and I've made that clear. That's where I want to be and, hopefully, we can get everything right here in Miami."
Silvy: "What advice would you give Derrick Rose?"
Wade: "It's just been proven, every good player, every player that has been put up, someone is going to do something to find something on them to bring them down. Think the best thing about Derrick is he's getting it out of the way early, so he's not going to have to worry about it later. Continue to be the person he is, everyone makes mistakes in life. We're not perfect human beings. Just continue to be the person he is and the player he is and he'll be fine."
Silvy: "What'd you think of the picture?"
Wade: "I thought he was a young kid in college. He did something he probably didn't always do. He was young and in college. I'm sure we've all done something in college we wouldn't like let out."