Legendary NBA guard Dwyane Wade has a message for some of the league's young stars ahead of the 2019-20 regular season return later this summer.
The NBA is reportedly set to return to play at the end of July. There will be 22 teams heading to Orlando to play a shortened regular season before a full playoffs.
There are concerns about the return to play, including some of the league's younger players being worried about future contracts. What will happen if one of them suffers a career-altering injury in Orlando after being sidelined for months?
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that those players are looking into insurance possibilities.
From the report:
Miami's Bam Adebayo, Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Boston's Jayson Tatum -- five players with significant star and earning power -- talked with executive director Michele Roberts and senior counsel Ron Klempner about the NBPA facilitating talks with the league on possible insurance allowances for players, sources said.
Wade had a simple message for these young players on Saturday.
"Control your futures!" Wade wrote.
The insurance policies for players on the verge of securing $100-plus million contracts would cost roughly $500,000, according to ESPN's report.
The league is reportedly scheduled to resume play in late July.