5 possible landing spots for free agent Dwyane Wade
If Saturday was drama-filled with the coverage surrounding Donald Trump and the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sunday was headlined by Dwyane Wade. The 3-time NBA Champion was able to reach a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls. He is now on the free agent market looking for a team to play the upcoming season with.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune was the first to report Wade's updated status:
After 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, Wade was able to live his childhood dream of playing for his hometown team - the Bulls - last year. Although he signed a two-year deal with them, he left about 8-10 million on the table to split from the franchise and look to play meaningful basketball for a contender rather than get stuck in the rebuilding process.
As the 12-time All-Star keeps his options with this move, we take a look at the most favorable teams that he should sign with:
#5 Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade is easily the most accomplished and iconic player in the franchise's history. Since his departure, the team looks far more established and has proved that their culture can withstand a rebuild, proven by their late Playoff push last season.
The team's success has pivoted around Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters. There is still only one ball and Pat Riley is still at the top of the franchise as their President of Basketball Operations. Wade hasn't ruled out a return to Florida and anything is possible in the NBA but given their sour split last year, it's highly doubtful that the Heat will look to pick him up even at the discounted price.