Dwyane Wade is still undecided about his NBA future

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Dwyane Wade has been pondering over one question for most of the offseason, should he play one more season in the NBA, or retire from the league?

Wade has been a free agent since his contract with the Miami Heat expired at the end of last season and he has been mulling over retirement ever since.

The 36-year-old has already reportedly declined an offer to go and play in China, and if he was to return to the NBA for one more season, it would be his 16th year in the league.

On Thursday, Wade told reporters, including Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel, that he's still undecided about retirement.

He said: "I wish I had an answer for you. I don't have it today.

"A lot goes into it. We've kind of talked about it over the course of my career. So you guys can play the tape back and hear the same answers over and over again. But a lot goes into it."

Heat or Bust

The 12-time All-Star also reaffirmed that if he was to continue playing, it would only be with the Heat.

"It's not a Part B to it. I think I've been very open and honest to my loved ones and to everybody when I spoke about some of the process.

"I always said that when I got traded back to Miami, that was it for me. I said it in the first interview and I don't want to pack my bags to go nowhere.

"My family's here, my kids are growing, so definitely if I'm not wearing a Miami Heat jersey next year, I'll be wearing it under one of my sweaters or jackets."

Dwyane Wade has said if he doesn't retire he'll only play for the Heat

Wade has spent 876 of his 982 games with the Heat, so it's not surprising to see him want to end his career in Miami.

Recent reports as well have stated that Wade's role next season with the Heat will also play a huge factor into whether or not he returns for what will likely be his final season in the NBA.

With training camp just around the corner, we should expect a more clear decision by Wade in the not so distant future.

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