Dwyane Wade RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wade: LeBron 'loves it' in Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As each new Cavalier entered the team's training facility in Independence for the first time, the same thing struck them. Former NBA MVPs, like Derrick Rose, three-time champions and 12-time All-Stars like Dwyane Wade, All-NBA talents like Isaiah Thomas, coveted "3 and D" wings like Jae..." October 15

  • Caron Butler "D-Wade Considered OKC, Lakers ... Before Signing w/ Cavs"

    TMZ "Dwyane Wade was REALLY close to heading west instead of reuniting with his bestie LeBron James this off-season ... so says ex-NBA star Caron Butler. TMZ Sports spoke with Tuff Juice about his convo with Wade before he made his decision to join the Cavs ... and he says Wade was seriously..." October 15

  • Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving's Cleveland shade

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s deadpan expression said it all when he was asked about former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving's disparaging remarks about Cleveland in comparison to his new home with the Boston Celtics. “Oh, I thought he was talking about Cleveland,” Lue said at the Cavs'..." October 13

  • Raja Bell says Dwyane Wade could be 'major distraction' for Cavs this season

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving, but retooled by bringing in several new players, most notably Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade. Wade was a late addition, signing with the Cavs shortly after reaching a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James actively recruited his former..." October 04

  • Dwyane Wade: LeBron started recruiting me right after Jimmy Butler trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James could read the writing on the wall, same as everybody else in the league — the second the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler this summer they were committed to a rebuild, and Dwyane Wade was not going to be a part of that. Wade had opted into the $23 million he was owed for the season, but a..." September 29

  • JR Smith Won’t Get Into ‘Blank-Measuring Contest’ with Dwyane Wade Over Starting Spot

    SLAM Online "JR Smith says he won’t get into a “blank-measuring contest” with newly acquired Dwyane Wade over the Cavs’ starting 2-spot. Smith added that while he hasn’t been told who will start, he doesn’t mind coming off the bench." September 29

  • Wade reaches one-year deal with Cavaliers

    New York Daily News "A reunion between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is happening. Wade, who was bought out by the Bulls this week after one season in Chicago, reached a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon, according to The Vertical. The 12-time All-Star, who was an unrestricted..." September 27

  • Wade didn't have impact Bulls had hoped, especially with younger teammates

    ESPN "The defining moment in Dwyane Wade's yearlong stint with the Chicago Bulls didn't come during a game. It came during a team meeting. After ripping his younger teammates following a Jan. 25 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, questioning just how much some in the group wanted to win, and dealing with the..." September 25

  • Bulls, Dwyane Wade Reach Buyout Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls and Dwyane Wade have reached an agreement on a buyout, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweets. The early favorites for Wade’s services are the Spurs, Cavaliers and Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Miami is currently positioned to pay him the most money this..." September 25

  • Sources: Cavs, Spurs, Heat among Dwyane Wade's top suitors

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a clear favorite to land newly minted free agent Dwyane Wade, after he agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, sources told ESPN.com. Wade agreed to leave about $8 million of his $23.8 million salary on the table after talks between..." September 25

  • John Paxson: 'We're More Than Willing' to Work on Dwyane Wade Contract Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said Thursday that the organization is willing to work with veteran guard Dwyane Wade on a potential buyout. As seen in the following transcription of Paxson's comments from Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score, Paxson made it clear..." September 21

  • Dwyane Wade waiting for Bulls to make first offer on buyout

    Chicago Sun-Times "At age 35, with three NBA championship rings and a legacy to protect, Dwyane Wade isn’t into rocking the boat. So while his future with the Bulls now feels like a staring contest between the future Hall of Famer and the front office, it’s actually more of a waiting game for Wade. He has $24..." September 16

  • LeBron James Says ‘It Just Feels Different’ When He’s On The Court With Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but there’s a lot of talk that they’d like to be again someday. James famously joined Wade in Miami to make four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them. The two are close friends, but when James has moved on to Cleveland and Wade left..." September 12

  • Bulls' Dwyane Wade says he wants to compete for another title before he retires

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the offseason, one of the bigger storylines was whether or not Dwyane Wade would opt out to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls and become a free agent. Wade ultimately chose to opt in, because, well, who would turn down $24 million? Now, however, with the Bulls..." September 08

  • Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will have interest in signing Dwyane Wade if he agrees to a bench role at their $4.3 million exception. Wade and the Chicago Bulls are interested in a buyout to allow him to play for a contender. Wade was recently asked by David Aldridge about what his preference would be for..." September 08

  • Dwyane Wade prepares to start season with Bulls: 'My plan is to be in training camp'

    Chicago Tribune "Wherever Dwyane Wade finishes next season, expect his leadership and community service that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recognized Thursday night to continue. As for where Wade's 15th season begins, the 12-time All-Star guard told the Tribune in advance of receiving the Mannie..." September 08

  • Wade believes Bulls tricked him into opting in to final year of contact, report says

    Sporting News "Dwyane Wade’s relationship with the Bulls appears to be fractured beyond repair, as the star guard believes he was duped by the front office into opting in to the final year of his contract, HoopsHype reports. Wade signed his one-year, $23.8 million option on June 21 with the expectation that..." September 07

  • Dwyane Wade A Possibility If Bought Out By Bulls?

    Lakers Nation "With training camp just a couple of weeks away, the majority of moves that could potentially be made by the Los Angeles Lakers have already happened. There are a couple of lingering possibilities out there, one of which involves Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade. It is widely presumed that Wade..." September 04

  • Udonis Haslem pushing for Dwyane Wade to finish his career in Miami

    Palm Beach Post "Decked out in green apron and making sure not to confuse a Subway club with an Italian B.M.T., Udonis Haslem – along with partner Jason Taylor – waited on customers at his newest Subway restaurant. But whether he’s serving footlongs or guesting on the radio, Haslem has become the foremost..." September 03

  • Jimmy Butler says ‘so-called dislike’ for Dwyane Wade is ‘crazy’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler offered a message to some of his former young Bulls teammates that may have this “so-called dislike’’ for Dwyane Wade. “Hell, probably some of them can’t stand or don’t like me,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in a phone interview Thursday. “That’s fine. I’m still waking up fortunate..." August 24

  • Young Bulls players fed up with Dwyane Wade; buyout 'inevitable'

    CBS Sports "In one of the more expected moves in what has been an absurd offseason, Dwyane Wade decided to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls, which is worth $24 million -- far more money than he'd get anywhere in free agency. As it turns out, however, Wade might not be..." August 23

  • People close to LeBron expect Wade to join Cavaliers

    247 Sports "Maybe Dwyane Wade isn't going back to Miami after all. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, people close to LeBron James expect Wade to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he's bought out by the Chicago Bulls: "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside: ‘It’d Be Great’ to Play With Dwyane Wade Again

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside would be in favor of a reunion with Dwyane Wade in South Beach. Wade, 35, isn’t expected to remain in Chicago for very much longer. Whiteside says the Heat would benefit from re-signing the future Hall of Famer. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It’d be great,” Whiteside said at..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Bulls expected to buyout Dwyane Wade in next few months

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade’s days in Chicago appear to be numbered. Nick Friedell of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Bulls are expected to agree to a buyout with Wade “at some point in the next few months.” The 35-year-old Wade, who put up 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Chicago..." August 16

  • Dwyane Wade to be honored with 'Human Spirit' award by Hall of Fame

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, "honors individuals who have found the game of basketball to be a..." July 23

  • Lakers considered Dwyane Wade pursuit to lure LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "In a report themed around the Los Angeles Lakers attempting to become the kind of destination for free agents they haven’t been in a few years, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski detailed one potential move that would have represented LeBron James groundwork. Having become the lurking presence for a..." July 20

  • Report: Dwyane Wade Could Return to Heat if Bulls Buy Him Out

    12 Up "Dwyane Wade and Miami seemed to be a match made in heaven. When the Flash made his official decision to leave the Heat to play for Chicago at the start of the 2016 season, many people were taken aback. Wade can't leave Miami, can he? The 12-time All-Star would end up signing with the Bulls..." July 19

  • Fred Hoiberg: Wade set to start season with Bulls, no buyout coming

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls expect veteran guard Dwyane Wade to begin next season on the team's roster, despite speculation throughout the league regarding a potential buyout between the former All-Star and the team. When asked Sunday whether he thought Wade would be bought out before the season begins,..." July 09

  • Bulls have no plans to offer Dwyane Wade buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Chicago’s Three Alphas may well stick around despite the Bulls’ teardown. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls still value Dwyane Wade’s veteran presence on what will be a very young team, and have no plans to offer the guard a buyout." June 30

  • Bulls say Wade buyout must be 'advantageous' for team

    Sportsnaut "Dwyane Wade may not be interested in returning to the Chicago Bulls in light of the draft-day trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Some reports indicate he is still planning on opting into his deal, while others suggest he is ready to move on. Due to make $24 million, one..." June 27

  • Hornets GM Introduces Dwayne Bacon As Dwyane Wade In Hilarious Gaffe

    NESN "Dwayne Bacon received a warm welcome to the Charlotte Hornets organization Saturday afternoon. Well, kind of. Bacon, who the Hornets grabbed with the No. 40 pick in this year’s draft, was introduced alongside No. 11 overall pick Malik Monk by Charlotte general manager Rich Cho. But thanks..." June 25

  • Dwyane Wade would consider returning to play for Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "It’s only been a year since Dwyane Wade left the franchise he called home for the first 13 years of his NBA career, departing for a two-year deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls after much contention with the Miami Heat front office and president Pat Riley. Yet Wade can suddenly make a return,..." June 24

  • Cavs would be interested in Wade, Melo if bought out

    Larry Brown Sports "After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets. The Cavs likely will need to focus on inexpensive..." June 24

  • Wade still exercising option with Bulls despite Butler trade

    Real GM Basketball "Despite the Chicago Bulls' trade of Jimmy Butler on draft night, Dwyane Wade will stand by his decision to exercise his player option worth $23.8 million, sources tell Vincent Goodwill. Wade signed a two-year deal with the Bulls last offseason in a surprising decision to part ways with the..." June 23

  • Dwyane Wade Had a Petty Response for Fans Who Suggested He Doesn't Deserve $24 Million

    Complex "Dwyane Wade informed the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night that he will exercise the player option in his current contract and stay with the team next season. Even though Wade could have opted out of his contract to join forces with good friend and former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in..." June 21

  • Dwyane Wade tells Bulls he's picking up $24M option for 2017-18

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade told the team he is is picking up his $24 million player option to remain with the team next season, a source confirmed to ESPN's Nick Friedell. Wade had until June 27 to inform the Bulls of his decision, which was first reported by CSN Chicago. After the..." June 20

  • Sources: Wade leaning toward $24 million option for next season

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is leaning toward picking up his $24 million player option to remain with the team next season, league sources told ESPN.com. Wade has until June 27 to inform the Bulls of his decision. After the season, sources said, Wade told the Bulls he had no interest in..." June 20

  • Sources: Dwyane Wade still mulling decision to pick up player option with Bulls

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade sat courtside in Cleveland in a fashionable jumpsuit that made its rounds through social media as the Cavaliers registered their lone win in the NBA Finals last week, drawing conversations from Kyrie Irving as Irving kept the eventual champion Golden State Warriors at bay in the second..." June 14

  • Bulls players reportedly believe Dwyane Wade will stay in Chicago

    Chicago Sun-Times "While the front office came out of a weekend meeting with Dwyane Wade with no official decision from the veteran guard on his 2017-18 $23.8-million player option, several teammates had a sense of the direction Wade was leaning. “He definitely sounds like a guy that’s coming back,’’ one Bulls..." June 12

  • Dwyane Wade meets with Bulls management

    Chicago Tribune "After sitting courtside in Cleveland for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Dwyane Wade met with Bulls management in Chicago on Saturday for his season-ending player exit meeting, sources said. Similar to Jimmy Butler, Wade met briefly with management on April 29, the day after the Celtics eliminated..." June 11

  • Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade has yet to formally make a decision on his $23.8 million player option with the Chicago Bulls for the 17-18 season. Wade is unlikely to command that type of salary on the open market this offseason. "All I can tell you is most everyone associated with the Bulls believes Wade will..." May 25

  • Gabrielle Union on Twitter Addressing Trolls About Resting Players & Wade Being Old

    Black Sports Online "Gabrielle Union has always made it known that she’s the only one that can come for her husband, Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Gabrielle Union — bored with the Cavaliers-Celtics game on Friday night — joined in on the growing twitter debate, regarding whether NBA teams should rest their players during..." May 20

  • Dwyane Wade has Fred Hoiberg’s back, boos and all

    Chicago Sun-Times "Fred Hoiberg heard the boos throughout the second half of the Bulls’ Game 6 loss to the Celtics on Friday night. And he caught wind of the “Fire Hoiberg!’’ chants near the end of the game. “Sure, I understand the frustration,” Hoiberg said. “It was a frustrating game, there’s no doubt about..." April 30

  • Dwyane Wade wants to leave all options open this summer

    ESPN "Bulls guard Dwyane Wade wants to leave all his options open this summer as he decides whether he wants to pick up the player option he has for $23.8 million next season. "There's so many different variables that come into play, especially for me at this point in my career," Wade said after his..." April 29

  • Dwyane Wade says Bulls’ showers had no hot water in Boston

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls suffered a rough loss in Boston last night. It didn’t get better afterward. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: 'Wade just informed teammates there's no hot water for showers in visiting locker room' " April 27

  • Dwyane Wade's ex can't sue her divorce lawyer behind closed doors, judge rules

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade's ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches' attempt to continue to litigate their divorce in secret was rejected Wednesday by a Cook County judge. Funches, who rattled through a dozen divorce attorneys before settling on a 13th, Brian Hurst, is now suing him, alleging he botched her $5.125..." April 27

  • Pat Riley says he should've given Bosh's max deal to Wade following LeBron's exit

    CBS Sports "Along with the revelation that Pat Riley almost pulled a Dan Gilbert after LeBron James left the Miami Heat, there were a number of fascinating details in Wright Thompson's feature for ESPN the Magazine on the Heat team president. One such note involving James' departure from Miami, was about..." April 25