The Big Three is no longer and it now appears that both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh may very well be looking to move their talents out of South Beach. There are some reports out there suggesting that Wade, who has played his entire career with the Miami Heat, could be looking to bolt to the Chicago Bulls in free agency.
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Wade would definitely fit Chicago’s need for a shooting guard to team up with Derrick Rose in the backcourt. Suggestions are that Wade would be brought in with Carmelo Anthony, who is still pondering where he wants to go. By virtue of picking up Jeremy Lin’s contract for the 2014-2015 season, the Lakers seem to be out of the running for Anthony. This means that the last two finalists for his services are the New York Knicks and Bulls.
If Chicago were to land Wade and Anthony, it would be a coup for a team that has been in contention in the Eastern Conference over the past few seasons. Despite losing Rose for the final 72 games of the 2013-2014 season, Chicago still finished with a 48-34 record.
Last season saw Wade put up his lowest point total (19.0 per game) since his rookie campaign back in 2003-2004. There are some concerns over his knees and ability to hold up over the course of the season, but the three-time NBA champion surely has what it takes from an experience aspect to help Chicago compete with the Cleveland Cavaliers and other top teams in the Eastern Conference.
It’s still hard to imagine Wade suiting up for another team, as he has played his entire career in Miami. But at some point, a player has to throw loyality out the window and do what’s best for himself.
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