Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, who is reportedly going to reach a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls at some point during the 2017-18 season, apparently has LeBron James and his camp feeling confident he will come to Cleveland and join the Cavaliers.
Last week, ESPN reported that once bought out by the Bulls, Wade would have his eyes on the Cavs as well as his old team, the Miami Heat.
Wade’s kids are even back at school in South Beach, news that got Heat fans excited about a possible reunion.
I can officially confirm that Dwyane Wade's kids are back at school in S. Florida, no longer in Chicago.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) August 22, 2017
But according to a new report by Cleveland.com, James and his associates have gotten a read on Wade and believe the Cavs are at the top of his list.
“As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs.”
Many 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.
Bulls vice president John Paxson said in June if Wade wants to pursue a buyout, it will have to be “advantageous” to the club — meaning Wade would have to give a big chunk of the $24 million he’s owed back to the franchise.
It is believed the Bulls want close to $19 million of Wade’s salary.