Dwyane Wade is leaning toward exercising the $24 million player option on his Bulls contract for next season, an apparent change of heart from his stance that he did not want to stay in Chicago if the team was to undergo a rebuild, ESPN reports.
The Bulls are reportedly shopping Jimmy Butler, and the willingness to trade their best player indicates rebuilding is exactly what they intend to do.
While Wade is paying attention to the Bulls’ offseason maneuvers, including how they handle this week’s NBA Draft, he’s likely to stay put regardless of what the team does, according to the ESPN report. His likes playing in his hometown of Chicago, and at the age of 35, he probably won’t find another team willing to pay him what he’s slated to make next season with the Bulls.
Wade has until June 27 to let the Bulls know of his intention.
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