The departure of Dwyane Wade in Miami Heat was one of the most dramatic scenes this offseason. Now that he will be playing for his hometown, there are still some people, including former teammate Udonis Haslem, who believe that Wade could possibly return in Miami next summer.
The 2016 NBA free agency marked the end of the relationship of Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat. It was a surprise for every NBA fans since Wade was expected to end his basketball career as a Heat. However, after the Heat lowballed the 13-year NBA veteran, Wade made up his mind to join the Chicago Bulls.
Dwyane Wade signed a two-year deal worth $47.5 million with a player option in 2017. This opens the possibility of Wade becoming a free agent again next summer. Wade’s former teammate, Udonis Haslem, stays optimistic that he and his friend could be reunited.
“I’m going to damn sure try,” Haslem said. “I mean, I don’t know. I guess I’ve got to wait until next summer to see how that goes. But, I never give up without a fight. So there’s ain’t no time to start now.”
Haslem clarified that he will be waiting for Wade to come back to Miami and not him going to another team.
“I didn’t say that,” Haslem said. “I was thinking more him of him coming here. I never said that. I won’t ever say that. When I said play with him again, I never said leave.
“He’s trying to sell his house down here. I might just buy it and hold it for him.”
In his departure, Dwyane Wade revealed that it was his long time dream to play for his hometown, Chicago Bulls. However, it remains questionable on how he can team up with superstars like Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo. As of now, the Bulls will be testing how their ‘Three Alphas’ could find the right chemistry next season.
If the Chicago Bulls struggle next season, there is a possibility that Dwyane Wade will exercise his player option and become a free agent next summer.
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