Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post:
It’s somewhat surprising Wade, who still seems to care about his Miami legacy, would admit this publicly. Perhaps he just wants the Heat to feel bad about not offering as much money. Perhaps Denver’s pitch was that impressive. Maybe some of both.
The Nuggets are young and at least fringe playoff contenders. At best, Wade would have provided veteran leadership and boosted Denver’s playoff chances. At worst, he would have impeded the development of Gary Harris and Jamal Murray.