Dwyane Wade has opted to head back home with word that the all star guard has agreed to sign up with the Chicago Bulls. This douses previous speculations tying up “The Flash” to other ballclubs such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Word of Dwyane Wade’s impending move to Chicago comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical in a deal worth about $48 million for two years. It is $4 million less than the $52 million offer on the table made by the Denver Nuggets for the same span.
Dwyane Wade has informed the Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them, sources tell @TheVertical. Bulls sending out contracts now.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 7, 2016
Miami Heat not matching Bulls offer
The Miami Heat had offered Dwyane Wade $40 million initially according to the Miami Herald and it looks like Pat Riley and company will not be upping that offer. For the Bulls to sign Wade, players will need to be unloaded to clear cap space.
Dunleavy to Cavs, Calderon to Lakers
The Chicago Tribune bares that Mike Dunleavy will be headed to Cleveland Cavaliers who will absorb the veteran shooter’s contract using the trade exception in the Anderson Varejao deal.
Aside from Dunleavy, the Bulls have reportedly sent Jose Calderon to the Los Angeles Lakers too per Sports Illustrated. As far as the two is concerned, there is no certainty if their respective teams will be their last stops with the Milwaukee Bucks interested in the services of the two cagers.
Wade finally gets wish
Unless something dramatic happens before contracts are signed, Wade’s move to Chicago will mark the end of his era in South Beach as reported by the Associated Press. He was in a similar situation last year but ended up re-signing with the Heat with a one-year deal worth $20 million.
Doing the math, the offer the Heat had was technically the same for the next two years and Wade was looking for something more following years of sacrifice in pay.