Dwyane Wade, Bulls brass haven't communicated since Jimmy Butler trade

Ann Santiago
August 24, 2017

After a one-year vacation in Chicago, Dwyane Wade may yet again be on the move.

It's pretty interesting to hear about the young Bulls' players frustrations with Wade, though it's quite understandable that they were annoyed by Wade calling them out in the media for not working hard enough when he reportedly didn't practice on many occasions.

Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon recently said on the "Wine and Gold Talk" podcast (per Dan Feldman of NBC Sports), "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs". He played 13 seasons for the Miami Heat, winning three NBA Final titles.

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade may be the next star to leave his team from last season if recent rumors are true.


Wade, 35, averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 60 games past year for a Bulls team that made the postseason. That would be a concern coming into a crowded rotation in Denver but Wade's skill off the ball, which is becoming a prerequisite to play in the Nuggets' offense, would help him thrive next to Jokic.

Even if he were to negotiate a successful buyout that shaves off a large part of the $24 million he is owed this upcoming season, the Heat roster is stacked at the guard position, featuring six guards battling for playing time, including backcourt starters Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters.

Wade's a premier baseline cutter, something Harris, who was the first player in Denver to realize how to capitalize off of Jokic's vision and basketball IQ, developed into last season. The Cavaliers still need more ball handling since LeBron not-so-politely asked for it, and Wade fits the bill.

If Wade comes to Denver, it will largely be because of the relationship he established with the organization during last summer's recruitment period. Likewise, Wade shouldn't be expected to give up and cash to facilitate a buyout. If and when that happens, the Cavaliers will have competition for Wade's services with the Miami Heat, Wade's former team. In late April, Wade said he'd keep an open mind about coming off the bench.

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