Dwyane Wade won't make a formal decision on whether he'll play a 16th NBA season until he's absolutely ready to do so, and not a moment sooner.

"I wish I had an answer for you. I don't have it today," Wade said Thursday, according to the Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. "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."

The 36-year-old Wade rejoined the Heat midway through last season after being shipped away from the Cleveland Cavaliers at February's trade deadline. He averaged 12 points and 3.1 assists across 21 appearances as a reserve to close out the campaign, and boosted his production in the playoffs to 16.6 points and 3.6 assists during Miami's first-round loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

While his status remains up in the air, the 12-time All-Star has been clear that he'll either re-sign with the Heat or call it a career.