Report: Chicago Bulls to sign Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade is coming home.
The shooting guard told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that he intends on signing with the Chicago Bulls. After talking with the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Bulls and Miami Heat, Wade has decided to come back to his home town.
Sources on @TheVertical: Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade has informed the Miami Heat that he's accepted the Bulls offer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 7, 2016
Wade then texted reported David Alridge to confirm the report and say “It’s real.”
With a few teams in the Wade sweepstakes, it was revealed none offered Wade a third year in his contract including the Heat. He agreed to a 2-year-deal with the Bulls worth $47.5M. He will likely sign his contract in the coming days.
The Bulls had to make two moves to clear cap space for Wade. The first one was sending Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers:
Mike Dunleavy has been informed he has been traded to the Cavaliers.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 7, 2016
Then minutes later, the Bulls struck another deal sending guard Jose Calderon to the Los Angeles Lakers:
Lakers swoop in and convince Chicago to trade them Jose Calderon ahead of Brooklyn on a wild night, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016
The 34-year-old Wade averaged 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists during the 2015-16 season. He’s a 12-time All-Star and will share the backcourt with Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler.