NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Deny Dwyane Wade Once Again

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 07/11/17 10:25AM EDT

For the second time this offseason, the Chicago Bulls rejected Dwyane Wade. According to NBA rumors, a contract buyout is unlikely to happen soon for the veteran guard, which means he is staying in Chicago for a while. 

ESPN reported that the Bulls see Wade as a part of their roster when the new NBA season opens in October. This expectation suggests that they are not going to grant him a buyout. 

There is a belief that Wade wants to leave Chicago after the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Jimmy Butler trade was the first time the team rejected a request from the 35-year-old. 

Before Wade informed Chicago that he is opting into the final year of his contract, he had one demand. The three-time NBA champion reportedly told the Bulls that he has no intention to rebuild. Sadly, that is what he will likely go through, especially now that they are holding on to him. 

Butler's departure signaled the beginning of the rebuilding phase for Chicago. The Bulls parted ways with their former franchise star in exchange for younger talents (Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and 2017 No. 7 pick Lauri Markkanen). 

If it is true that Wade will be in Chicago when the new season starts, he is taking the role of mentor. The former Marquette standout is going to teach and guide the prospects in the team for them to develop quickly. 

There is still a way for Wade to leave the Bulls. However, he might need to wait until later this year or early in 2018. When the trade period resumes, he may ask for a trade or again go for a buyout. Because he remains an efficient player on both ends of the floor, numerous teams will be interested when one of these options happen. 

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