Bulls’ Wade says he wants to compete for another title

Dwyane Wade is expected to move on from the Bulls at some point this season.

The Miami Heat would be interested in Dwyane Wade if everything fell into place, according to a report from the Miami Herald. But Wade would likely need to accept a bench role, and be OK with the team’s $4.3 million exception as his salary.

On top of that, Wade has indicated he wants to play for a championship contender — which may be a sign he would prefer Cleveland.

Wade and the Chicago Bulls are likely to discuss a buyout at some point this season, though according to Wade, the sides have not spoken.

“The only thing I’ll say is right now my plan is to be in training camp,” Wade told the Chicago Tribune.

He later told NBA.com, “When the time is right for me and the Chicago Bulls organization to sit down and talk about the future, we will do that. … Hopefully, we get an opportunity to sit down and talk about the direction and go from there. I’m 35 years old. I’m a grown man. I can definitely sit across the room from you and listen to your truth and hopefully (you) hear mine.”

As for the Cavs, James’ camp reportedly is confident Wade would choose Cleveland over other potential destinations.

“First of all, obviously, everyone wants to compete,” Wade told NBA.com. “It’s no secret. We would all love to compete for a championship at the end of my career. That is one thing I would love to do. I’m not in a position right now to do that so I can’t talk about what that preference is. Hopefully, one day before I’m done playing this game, I can be back in position to compete for a championship.”

4 Comments on "Bulls’ Wade says he wants to compete for another title"

  1. Hmmm…Maybe that $5.8mil trade exception we have from Kyrie trade will be the difference for the Cavs in securing Wade. Plus no way does Wade not start at the SG unless we get someone else with that Nets pick. Miami saying he would need to come off the bench is an insult to him. I like the idea of JR going back to his 6th man role he did so well for years. That could prolong his career. Korver would probably be the odd man out for Cavs if Wade comes here.

    • Trade exception doesn’t make a difference in this scenario, can’t offer it to him as a contract. Can only be used to fit a player with that salary or less into it in a trade. The cavs can essentially offer him the vet minimum because it’s nearly the same amount as what’s left on our mid level.

  2. @VC Hill
    You obviously don’t know how TPE’s work. It’s not cap space so you can’t fit player into the exception and you cannot trade for player that makes more than the exception if you fit that player into the exception. CAVS can only offer the vet min.

  3. Dwade will be in a CAvs uniform when it matters most. Spring and Summer of 2018. Along with Melo and what ever else we might get for a 1st round pick.

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