After only 1 season as a Chicago Bull the homecoming is over for Dwayne Wade as he agrees on a contract buyout with the team.
Wade commented on the decision, via Johnson:
“I just felt it was time for me, turning 36, that I want to be competing for a championship. I said when I got here, it was always a dream for me to play here. And getting that opportunity was special. And I can’t even say it wasn’t what everyone expected because we went to the playoffs. And trying to restore this franchise to respectability was our goal. The organization decided to go in a different direction, which I respect.
“I understand how business works in this league. They were going a direction that at this point of my career, I didn’t want to be a part of. Being unselfish, these young players they’re giving these opportunities to, they need to have that time to make mistakes and learn as they’re growing and building what they envision. They don’t need an old guy like me hanging around them.”
Wade averaged 18.3 points in 29.9 minutes in 60 games in his lone season with the Bulls. That included a fractured elbow in March that Wade surprisingly returned from in time for the playoffs. And it also featured him getting fined along with Butler and Rondo — who coined the “Three Alphas” nickname — in January for criticizing his young teammates’ effort.
Ok so the question now is where will he go?? Will he go to Cleveland with his buddy Lebron, Will he go to OKC and join his buddy Melo? What team do you thing could use his services and push fro a championship?