Wade is waiting for the Bulls to make the first move.
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Dwyane Wade is ready to leave the Chicago Bulls, but he reportedly isn’t going to rock the boat to make it happen.
According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Wade has made it clear that he wants a buyout from the Bulls, but has not gone directly to the front office with his request. Instead, he intends to wait for the front office to come to him with what he considers to be “suitable” compensation.
Wade is willing to be a good teammate and quietly report to camp, and is set to make $24 million this season for doing so. He is, however, clearly uninterested in being part of a long-term rebuilding project, which is exactly what the Bulls have become.
A buyout for Wade feels like a matter of when, not if at this point, and he has a couple possible destinations in mind when it does happen.