The Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade are in discussions on a buyout of Wade’s $23.8 million dollar contract for the 2017/2018 season. Wade had picked up his player option the day before Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves and have now committed to rebuilding with young players. At this point in his career Wade is looking to compete for a championship as opposed to serving as a mentor for young players. The Bulls front office has made it known that they are willing to work with Wade on the buyout as long as it’s in the best interest of the team. There is optimism that the buyout could be completed before the start of the regular season allowing Wade to hook on with another team for the full season. The speculation is that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat are the two top destinations for Wade once he is bought out. With the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony the Oklahoma City Thunder could also emerge as a destination for Wade as he and Anthony are close friends. It has been reported that Lebron James camp is confident that Wade will join Lebron in Cleveland once bought out and try to win another championship with James by his side. If he joins the Cavaliers Wade would most likely start at shooting guard and move J.R. Smith to a bench role. In 60 games with Chicago last season the 35 year old Wade averaged 18.3 points per game.