Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls are expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the coming months, as reported by the NY Post. Wade is a multi-time All-Star and has three NBA Finals Championship rings with the Miami Heat. Wade is signed for almost $24 million this coming season, but by the looks of the moves that the Chicago Bulls have been making as of late, D-Wade just doesn’t fit into their plans for a rebuild.
A Change in Mentality
The Bulls are looking to rebuild their franchise from the ground up. In taking steps to achieve that, the Bulls have made some serious roster changes this off-season, and the Dwyane Wade move just adds icing on the cake. They are looking for a team that is built for the long term wins and multiple season playoff appearances, and the “win right now” mentality that they had before is gone.
It started with the trading of Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves just before the start of the 2017 NBA Draft. In return for Butler, the Bulls received Kris Dunn, Zach Lavine, and the #7 overall pick in the draft, Lauri Markkanen.