Friday, July 08, 2016

NBA: Dwayne Wade Moves To Chicago Bulls

Free agent basketball star, Dwyane Wade has chosen to go back home and join the Chicago Bulls.
Wade agreed to a two-year deal worth $47 million.
The agreement required the Bulls to trade away some players to clear up enough cap space, which they quickly did.
They will trade Mike Dunleavy's $4.8 million contract to the Cleveland Cavaliers. They will also send Jose Calderon ($7.7 million) to the Los Angeles Lakers. 
 Wade paid tribute to his time in Miami in a series of tweets on Thursday.
I wanna say THANK YOU to #HeatNation ... I've read and felt you guys love from afar. thank you for appreciating my 13 years.
DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
The hardest part was leaving u guys. Y'all have supported me thru all my UPs but most importantly my DOWNS.
DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
I'm gonna miss running to the end corners of the court and the scorers table yelling "This is MY House!!!"
DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
But Miami-Dade County to me..will always be Wade County!!!
DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
I'll miss all my youngins but UD and CB I will miss like no other. I Love you both beyond words.
DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
Few expected Wade to leave the Heat this summer or even ever, but negotiations went sour early on and never improved. Pat Riley said before the offseason that the franchise's first priority was to bring back Hassan Whiteside, not Wade.
Later on, Wade's camp claimed that Miami's front office had offered him $10 million annually, something the Heat's brass denies.
Miami then upped the offer to two years and $40 million , but could not go any higher given their cap situation and were unwilling to offer a third year.
The Bulls, who had been linked to Wade when he was a free agent in 2010, took advantage of that rift to land the star shooting guard.
A Chicago native, Wade prioritized going back home while also getting more financial security, as the Bulls offered a partially guaranteed third year in his contract, something his other suitors were reluctant to do.
That was enough to sway the three-time NBA champion to pick them over the Bucks and Nuggets.

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