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Dwyane Wade | Guard/Forward | #3

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIA
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Dwyane Wade will reportedly pick up his player option worth $24 million for the 2017-18 season.
The Bulls appear to be headed towards a rebuild with reports coming out that they're actively shopping Jimmy Butler, so Wade opting in does complicate things somewhat. If a Butler deal does go through, perhaps Wade will be included as a part of the package, but if he's not, he could put up big numbers next season as the best player on a pretty bad team. Jun 20 - 6:56 PM

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Dwyane Wade is leaning toward picking up his $24 million player option to remain with the Bulls next season, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

From a financial standpoint, opting into the final year of his deal makes the most sense. There is very little chance Wade would get offered anything close to the $24 million he'd make in Chicago. However, with rumors swirling that the Bulls may trade Jimmy Butler and embrace a full rebuild, Wade may choose to hit free agency in order to sign with a team that promises to be competitive, even if it results in a lower salary. Wade has until June 27th to make his final decision.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 9:15 AM

Dwyane Wade hasn’t made a decision on his player option for next season and hasn’t informed the Bulls of anything yet, according to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.

He is going to continue his vacation for the next couple weeks before deciding on his future. Wade met with the Bulls last week to get an idea of Chicago's interest in the future Hall of Fame guard, so the team's interest does appear to be a factor. There was a lot of "younger and more athletic" talk surrounding the Bulls last year, so maybe the Bulls would prefer to rebuild. Wade is coming off a 60-game season and will likely see minutes in the upper 20s regardless of where he plays.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 14 - 4:42 PM

Dwyane Wade met with Bulls management on Saturday for his season-ending player exit meeting.

This comes on the heels of Jimmy Butler's meeting with the Bulls last week. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the meeting was "positive" and the two sides even discussed the possibilities for next year’s team. Wade is still expected to opt into his $23.8 million player option for next season, but he has until June 27 to decide. Unless the Bulls decide to blow up their roster and rebuild, it sounds like Butler, Wade and Rajon Rondo will all be back.
Jun 11 - 11:03 AM

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, "most everyone associated with the Bulls" believes that Dwyane Wade will pick up his player option.

Wade will be 36 in January and is scheduled to make $23.8 million in 2017-18, so that's going to be hard to walk away from. He played a career-low 29.9 minutes with the Bulls and there's even some talk about him moving to the second unit if he remains in Chicago -- Wade said during his exit meeting that he would be "open" to the idea if it's the best thing for the team. His decision on his player option is due by June 27.
May 25 - 10:20 AM

Following the Bulls season-ending loss on Friday night, Dwyane Wade said he was unsure if he would exercise his player option and return to Chicago next season.

Wade struggled in Game 6, scoring just two points on 1-of-10 shooting. His two points tied a career-low for the postseason. Wade has a $23.8 million player option for the 2017-18 campaign. "I'm far away from that now, just got through this 14th NBA season," Wade said when asked about his upcoming decision. "If I'm not winning a championship, I'm never satisfied. But you take things out of the season and see what you could have done better individually." It will be a very interesting offseason in Chicago.
Apr 29 - 10:50 AM

Dwyane Wade scored two points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers in a blowout loss to the Celtics on Friday.

Yuck. Wade just looked gassed out there after he said he was comfortable in his role at the point. He'll have a player option for next year, and after the game he said he didn't want to address that topic. The Bulls are really in a pickle as a franchise and missed a golden opportunity to rebuild this season. Wade has lost a lot of youth and athleticism, but the first-ballot Hall of Fame guard can still play ball when he's rested.
Apr 28 - 11:12 PM

Dwyane Wade said he felt better as a point guard in Game 5 against the Celtics.

Isaiah Canaan started and played off the ball to allow the extra touches for Wade. "Now that I'm the point guard, it has to be led by me," Wade said. He's not kidding either. In Game 5, Wade had a time of possession with the ball of 6.4 minutes. In the first 4 games, it was just 3.1 minutes. Wade also went off in Game 5 with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists during his 35 minutes. While his defense wasn't really there, he should have ample opportunity to have another strong offensive game on Friday.
Apr 27 - 3:52 PM

Dwyane Wade went off for 26 points (7-of-18 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs), 11 rebounds, eight assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes during Wednesday's tough road loss in Boston.

Wade has never triple-doubled in the playoffs, and his near-miss tonight wasn't enough for the Bulls to avoid falling into a 3-2 hole. Rajon Rondo is a "longshot" to return this series due to his fractured thumb, according to coach Fred Hoiberg, so the Bulls will be relying even more on Wade's playmaking. They simply can't afford to play him fewer than 32+ minutes per game, which buoys his DFS value.
Apr 26 - 11:33 PM

Dwyane Wade scored a team-high 18 points during a 104-87 loss in Chicago on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.

The Bulls offense was a complete disaster, especially in the third quarter. They couldn't get a single assist in the third and also had just one dime in the first quarter. Wade was really the only one to keep the Bulls in it early with 10 of the Bulls' first 23 points, but he fizzled out after that. He'll have more ball handling responsibility going forward with Rajon Rondo (wrist, thumb) out, so he'll offer a nice upside on a given night. The Bulls will look to keep their homecourt advantage in Game 4 on Sunday.
Apr 21 - 9:43 PM

Dwyane Wade hit 9-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, four rebounds, two assists, a block and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's easy 111-97 win over the Celtics to help give the Bulls a 2-0 lead in the series.

Games 3 and 4 are in Chicago and Wade will be looking to keep the pedal to the metal and bury the No. 1 seed in his home town. Wade only had 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting in Game 1 while playing with a sore elbow, but looked like his old self tonight. If Wade stays hot the Bulls could shock the world and win the East, despite being the No. 8 seed. And just so you know, the Bulls were 4-0 vs. the Cavaliers in the regular season this year.
Apr 18 - 11:03 PM

Dwyane Wade (elbow) pitched in 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks during Sunday's Game 1 victory, shooting 4-of-12 from the field with one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

Wade received medical clearance to ramp up his minutes, and he showed no signs of discomfort. The veteran doesn't have his old hops and he caught nothing but the front rim on a breakaway dunk attempt in the second half (see the video below). Beyond that gaffe and the poor shooting, he did all of the little things that make the difference in a playoff game. This series just got really interesting with the No. 8 seed Bulls stealing homecourt advantage in Game 1.
Apr 16 - 9:38 PM

Dwyane Wade will not have a minutes limit for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

Head coach Fred Hoiberg said he's "allowed" to extend Wade's minutes if needed, so he'll likely see his playing time in the 30s tonight after failing to eclipse the 25-minute mark in his final three regular season games. Nikola Mirotic might not be as involved on the offensive end with Wade back in his usual role.
Apr 16 - 5:21 PM

Dwyane Wade will likely play over 30 minutes in Game 1 against the Celtics on Sunday.

The Bulls have kept his minutes between 22 and 25 in his three games back. Wade has said his minute limit was more about conditioning and not his injured elbow, so now he's had over a week to get right since he was cleared to play again. It's still going to be Jimmy Butler's show, but the secondary scorers may take a hit with Wade closer to his normal role.
Apr 15 - 2:47 PM

Dwyane Wade said his minutes limit is more about conditioning than his elbow.

He said his elbow is fine. Wade played 22 minutes on Monday and is likely looking at minutes in the mid 20s today. The Nets are resting a bunch of players today, so maybe Wade won't need to play in the fourth quarter. His increased role should take away from the second-tier scorers like Nikola Mirotic while Jimmy Butler should be fine.
Apr 12 - 2:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kris Dunn
2Jerian Grant
3Cameron Payne
4Rajon Rondo
5Michael Carter-Williams
SG1Zach LaVine
2Denzel Valentine
3Anthony Morrow
4Isaiah Canaan
SF1Dwyane Wade
2Paul Zipser
PF1Bobby Portis
2Nikola Mirotic
3Lauri Markkanen
4Joffrey Lauvergne
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio