Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point during the upcoming season, and while many are predicting Wade will join his pal LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he’s bought out, those close to Wade say the star guard may have his eyes on two other spots as well.
According to the Miami Herald, Wade’s old team, the Miami Heat, and Los Angeles are also destinations Wade will consider.
Though ESPN reported that LeBron James’ camp expects Dwyane Wade to end up with Cleveland if he reaches a buyout with the Bulls, a Wade associate has been telling people that Miami and Los Angeles are also appealing destinations for Wade.
Chicago media has reported recently that no Bulls buyout talks have happened yet with Wade, and it’s unclear when they will happen.
We would never profess to know what Wade is thinking; only Wade – for whom we have great respect – and those closest to him know that.
So we’re not attempting to mind-read Wade. But the person who mentioned Miami and L.A. to me was the same person who first alerted me to my scoop a few years ago that Wade’s negotiations with the Heat were not going well – the first time that information ever surfaced (and a year later, the sides divorced).
Pundits around the league expect Wade to be on the Bulls’ roster to start the season, with buyout talks likely coming closer to the February trade deadline.
Wade, 35, averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game last season, his first in Chicago after spending 13 years in Miami.