Speculation about Dwyane Wade's future again is reverberating in South Florida. It started with what appeared to be a benign, non-sourced comment in an ESPN analytical piece on the Chicago Bulls' future that said, "Dwyane Wade isn't long for the organization's future and is expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months." But, as with all things Wade since last summer's stunning free-agency departure from the Miami Heat, it didn't end there. No sooner did various media outlets attempt to turn the speculation into something substantive then Wade's former Heat teammates found themselves addressing the possibilities of a return engagement by the franchise's all-time leading scorer. Thursday, during an appearance on WQAM, Heat captain Udonis Haslem, who, like Wade, began his NBA career with the Heat in 2003, addressed the latest Wade conjecture. "I talk to D-Wade every day," he said, having recently completed a promotional tour in China alongside Wade. "My advice to D-Wade and his advice has always been to me is, 'Take it one day at a time. Just take it one day at a time, step by step.' "We kind of understand the direction that Chicago is going in. We kind of understand the direction that Dwyane wants to go in the last couple of years of his career. The business side of things sometimes doesn't always allow both sides to co-exist." That certainly proved to be the case last summer, when Wade left the Heat after acrimonious negotiations that led to his two-year agreement with his hometown Bulls.
Haslem on Wade buyout speculation, Heat reunion, 'We'd love to have you'
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