Chicago traded away its focal point on draft night when Jimmy Butler was shipped to Minnesota for a reunion with head coach Tom Thibodeau.
They made a decision to trade All-Star Jimmy Butler on draft night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a collection of young talents such as Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn. Many believe D-Wade could reconnect with his buddy LeBron James in Cleveland, as the Cavaliers are desperate for a roster boost after being handily defeated by the Golden State Warriors in this year's NBA Finals.
As for Wade, he exercised his $24 million player option with the team for the 2017-18 season earlier in the summer.
The Heat front office could have certainly handled their situation with Wade much better while he was a part of the organization, always failing to pay the man what he deserved after thirteen years of sacrifice and negotiation.
It appears their suspicions could be correct, as ESPN's Nick Friedell reports that Wade and the Bulls could reach a buyout agreement in the near future.
Wade, who grew up in Chicago, moved to the Bulls in free agency of previous year after contract negotiations fell through between him and the Heat, a team he had led for the past 13 seasons.
Miami has a loaded backcourt with Goran Dragic, the newly re-signed Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, and Wayne Ellington - making his return a rather hard fit in the roster.