Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree to buyout after one season

Taylor Byrd
September 26, 2017

Three months after trading Jimmy Butler and waiving Rajon Rondo, the Bulls reached agreement on a buyout with Dwyane Wade on Sunday night, the eve of training camp.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Heat, Spurs and Cavaliers were the "leaders" in the race for Wade's services, with Cleveland the "clear front-runner".

By taking somewhere around an $8 million haircut off his $23 million contract for the upcoming season, Wade now gets the opportunity to choose his next team. "The only thing I was upset about was he took a lot of the DNA and blueprint with him".

The reason it seems unlikely to happen, though, are the draws of playing with either Paul or James in similarly needy situations with Houston or Cleveland.

After one season in Chicago, the Dwyane Wade era is officially over.

. The Heat have solidified its starting backcourt with Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters, the latter of whom just signed a lucrative four-year deal to remain in Miami.

Having the prospects of Dwayne Wade on your team is salivating, even if it is not the same Wade from ten years ago.

If Wade were to sign a three-year deal with a team option it would flawless set stones in place to go out and get LeBron. The Cavaliers, unlike most other teams, could re-arrange their starters for Wade.

That's because of the presence of LeBron James, Wade's good friend and former running mate in Miami.

Parker, 35, originally suffered the ruptured left quadriceps tendon during San Antonio's 121-96 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

A return to Miami, where Wade played his first 13 seasons before leaving on contentious terms last summer, is the sentimental favorite. Beyond the personal reasons, it makes plenty of sense from a basketball standpoint.

And the chance to play for Gregg Popovich and the Spurs has its merits.

Signing Wade could make Tyler Johnson expendable.

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