MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending.

The three-time champion and 11-time All-Star could have exercised an option to earn $16.1 million with the Heat next season. Instead he decided to roll the dice and test his worth on the open market.

The Heat say they want Wade back.

He averaged 21.5 points this past season, 11th-best in the NBA and third-best in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, Luol Deng has elected to use his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal to stay with Miami. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season.

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