Dwyane Wade made a bold move this offseason, leaving the Miami Heat to play for the Chicago Bulls. However, Wade’s stint in Windy City could be shorter than expected.
After playing 13 years in South Beach, Wade inked a two-year deal with the Bulls in July. According to ESPN, the veteran guard is set to make $47 million in the next two seasons.
However, his two-year contract does not guarantee that Wade will stay in Chicago for two seasons. In fact, recent rumors suggested that the Bulls might even consider trading him before the deadline in February if the experiment fails.
Wade’s Short-lived Career With Chicago Bulls?
According to FanSided’s Thunderous Intentions, Wade could be a trade target for the Oklahoma City Thunder before the deadline. The report pointed out that Wade might not be a good fit for the Bulls.
“The Chicago Bulls are going to start Wade alongside Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo,” Thunderous Intentions noted. “There will be huge chemistry problems because none of them are three point shooters and all of them dominate the ball.”
Butler is now the main man in Chicago after the Bulls traded former Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. Rondo, on the other hand, will have the ball in his hands most of the time as well, leaving less touches for Wade. It is worth noting that Wade signed with the Bulls before they took Rondo in.
The report added that a move to the Thunder could help Wade prolong his NBA career, which has been slowed down by numerous injuries over the past several seasons.
“With Oladipo and Westbrook in the backcourt, Wade would not be required play 30 plus minutes a night, which saves his body,” Thunderous Intentions added. “Also, Wade’s contract is only for 2 years, so OKC won’t have to be committed to him long term.”
Wade averaged 19.0 points and 4.6 assists in 73 regular-season games with the Heat last season. The 34-year-old guard also tallied 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.5 minutes of playing time.