Dwyane Wade Is The Latest NBA Free Agent To Walk, Becomes A Chicago Bull

Ok, so let’s just… let’s try and make some sense out of all of the mess that’s gone on so far in NBA Free Agency.

  • Kevin Durant has left Oklahoma City and signed with the Golden State Warriors, creating some sort of hellish multi-headed megabeast in the process.
  • To account for Durant’s contract, the Warriors offloaded a mess of fringe players, including Aussie Andrew Bogut who is now a Dallas Maverick.
  • Chicago‘s favourite son Derrick Rose left Illinois for the bright lights and big city of New York, becoming a Knick.
  • Matthew Dellavedova is more than likely gonna land at the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Dwight Howard continues his “nobody wants to play with me” greatest hits tour, and will pull on an Atlanta Hawks jersey next season.
  • Pau Gasol is a San Antonio Spur.
  • Rajon Rondo is a Chicago Bull.
  • But Joakim Noah isn’t anymore, following D-Rose to the Knicks.
  • Jeremy Lin is a Brooklyn Net.
  • And Tim Duncan looks set to finally stare that portrait of Dorian Grey in the eye and bring an end to one of the greatest NBA careers of all time.
Have we got our heads around all that so far? Because here comes another stinger.
Dwyane Wade, inarguably the greatest player to ever strap on a Miami Heat singlet, is taking his talents out of south beach and will reportedly sign with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade, who at one point was being courted by just about every team in the NBA, has reportedly told Heat management of his intentions to accept the offer of the Bulls according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Wade, who previously spent 13-years at the Heat in a career that netted him three NBA Championships, is likely to accept a two-year deal from the Bulls worth somewhere in the vicinity of $47.5million. The deal includes a player option for a third year, which no other team courting Wade offered. This, reportedly, was a big sticking point in the break down of the relationship between Wade and the Heat.

D-Wade was born in Chicago, so a return to the team he idolised growing up provides some nice storybook romance, and completes the drastically new-look Bulls lineup which now also sports Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler, who will move to small forward.
To accomodate Wade’s salary under the cap, the Bulls have also shifted Jose Calderon to the Los Angeles Lakers, and Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Denver Nuggets were the other serious contender for Wade’s services, but the lack of a third year in the contract was enough for him to turn down their reported $52million offer.

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here.

But hey! Just to round this whole unbelievable schmozzle, here’s the obligatory Crying Jordan.

Can someone go and give Chris Bosh a hug, please?

Source: Yahoo Sports.
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty.