The Chicago Bulls are struggling to stay afloat in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Bulls superstar Dwyane Wade is also at the crossroads of his career after hinting at the possibility of retirement in a recent interview.
The 35-year-old superstar shocked everyone in the offseason when he left the Miami Heat to come home and join the Bulls. He turned down the Heat’s two-year, $40 million deal in favor of Chicago’s $47 million offer, per NBA.com.
Wade has insisted that he made the decision based solely on his desire to play for his hometown and not money. It should be noted that he will only get around $44 million from the Bulls because of the tax differences.
However, Wade has been a poor fit in Chicago which is something that a lot of people pointed out from the start. He has the same skill set as Jimmy Butler because he needs the ball in his hands to make plays. He is also plagued by a couple of injuries this season.
‘D-Wade’ to think about his future in the offseason
In an interview with K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Dwyane Wade revealed that he has been thinking about his future since turning 35 years old last week. He noted that he already have a number of how long his career will be.
“I just turned 35 and I have a number in my head on how long I want to play. And at the end of the day you want to be in a situation, whether it’s a competitive situation or whatever it may be,” Wade said.
“What happens throughout this year as I go into my summer, I’ll definitely take a look at it. I take my career seriously, and where I am, where I want to be, and I will do the same thing this summer,” he added.
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