D-Wade is going back to his hometown.
After 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade is moving on. Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls that he will be signing with them, despite the fact that Miami (and Denver) had more money to offer. Early reports suggest the deal with Chicago is for 2-years, $47 million.
In order to pull off this move, the Bulls will need to unload some contracts and they're working to complete deals to trade Jose Calderon and Mike Dunleavy to help clear space for D-Wade.
Even at 34 years old, Wade averaged 19 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Heat last season and now he'll get to play alongside one of the best two-way guards in the game, Jimmy Butler. And Rajon Rondo.
The 13-year vet grew up in Chicago but has played his professional entire career in Miami, making 12 All-Star games and winning three NBA titles.
Dwyane Wade has informed the Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them, sources tell @TheVertical. Bulls sending out contracts now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 7, 2016
Toughest thing for Wade will be living up to expectations for fans that are expecting prime Wade. He was great last year, but next two...— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) July 7, 2016
Heat fans are mad.— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) July 7, 2016
Bulls fans are kinda mad.
The happiest people are Knicks fans watching Riley take an L.
And then there was one...not two, not three. 😂 pic.twitter.com/AxB6c3de8q— Crystina Poncher (@CrystinaPoncher) July 7, 2016
Milwaukee wants Mike Dunleavy but DWade's buddy LeBron and his Cavs are working to acquire a player King James has long sought as a teammate— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016
Lakers swoop in and convince Chicago to trade them Jose Calderon ahead of Brooklyn on a wild night, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016