These four teams hope to land D-Wade.
Dwyane Wade agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, agreeing to leave roughly $8 million of his $23.8 million salary on the table, according to ESPN.
With NBA training camps opening up this week, Wade is expected to find a new home sooner than later and there are reportedly four teams that the 35-year old shooting guard is considering. Those teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs.
Speaking to the AP last night, D-Wade hinted that his decision will be coming soon.
"I'm going to take tonight and some of tomorrow and speak to the teams or players that are on my list and go from there,'' Wade said. "My decision is a pure basketball decision, and I'll make the one that fits me best at this point in my career and with what I feel I have to offer a team that needs what I have to offer.''
According to NBA writer Alex Kennedy, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made it clear to Wade that he would start if he once again joins forces with his longtime friend LeBron James. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George have both been recruiting the 12-time All-Star as well. The Cavs can only offer Wade $2.5 million, and OKC could offer only the minimum salary, which is $2.3 million.
The Miami Heat have the most money to spend of the four teams ($4.2 million) and the Spurs could offer $3.3 million, according to ESPN. Wade averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 60 games last season.
As for the Chicago Bulls, after trading away All-Star guard Jimmy Butler this off-season, the organization is in full rebuild mode aka "tank mode" where they will hope to finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and give themselves the best chance at landing one of the highly touted college players who figure to be one-and-done, such as Duke's Marvin Bagley III or Missouri's Michael Porter Jr.
A Dream was fulfilled!!! Thank you Chicago!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 25, 2017
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have obviously talked throughout the summer. I'm told CLE has made it clear Wade would start if he signs.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 25, 2017
In the words of one Heat player, when it comes to a potential Dwyane Wade reunion the locker room is "100 percent hoping it happens."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 25, 2017
Carmelo Anthony and Paul George have already started recruiting Dwyane Wade to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 25, 2017
What do teams have to offer Dwyane Wade?— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 25, 2017
The minimum for Wade is $2.3M