Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a buyout as the Cleveland Cavaliers become front-runners for his services.
And just like that, Dwyane Wade’s tenure with his hometown Chicago Bulls is over.
A Dream was fulfilled!!! Thank you Chicago!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 25, 2017
Wade and the Bulls agreed to a buyout on Sunday. He was set to make $23.8 million this upcoming season and according to Adrian Wojnarowski, will leave $8 million of that on the table in the buyout.
But where does this leave the Chicago Bulls? It’s sure to be a tough season and the start of a rebuild for Chicago in 2017-18.
On draft night, the Bulls traded their #16 pick and All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the Timberwolves’ #7 pick in the draft, which they used to select Finnish freshman center/power forward Lauri Markkanen from the University of Arizona. Markkanen tore it up at FIBA EuroBasket, so that’s something!
— Lauri Markkanen (@MarkkanenLauri) September 14, 2017
After bringing in Doug Collins as a senior advisor, re-signing Nikola Mirotic to a two-year, $26 million deal on Sunday, and saying they’ll have a conservative approach to Zach LaVine’s return, the storylines for the Bulls are aplenty.
Are they hoping to tank and grab a top player from the coveted 2018 NBA Draft? Will they strive for a playoff spot with their young stars? Training camp opens Monday and hopefully for Chicago fans, some of those questions will begin to be answered.