As Dwyane Wade waits to see which direction the Bulls' front office goes in advance of next month's trade deadline, the future Hall of Famer told ESPN that Jimmy Butler's future will play a large part in whether he decides to stay in Chicago. Sources told ESPN that there continues to be debate within the organization about whether to press the button on a full-scale rebuild, and the 35-year-old Wade doesn't sound like a man who wants to go through that at this stage of his career. "At the end of the year, you sit back and see what the team is, what direction they're going in," Wade told ESPN on Wednesday night. "I would be a liar to say that I want to play on a team with all 21-year-olds. You know what I mean? And be a part of the future building. I would be a fool to say that. But you also want to be in the best position for what you think is for you at that time, too. "... One of the main reasons I'm here is Jimmy. He's the one who called me and got me to come here. So that's a big part of my decision and everything else, is what Jimmy's doing, what his future looks like and all that. And I've made it very clear. So I have no idea from that standpoint. You just have to wait and see and then see what works out." Wade stunned the basketball world last July when he left the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and signed a two-year deal with the Bulls worth $47 million, which included a player option for the second year. The Bulls enter Friday's game with the Atlanta Hawks with a 21-22 record.
Wade's future with Bulls may hinge on Butler
ESPN | Jan 19