It was reported last week by ESPN that the Chicago Bulls were expected to buy out Dwyane Wade's contract some time in the coming months. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith added further details as he narrowed down Wade's possible destination following the buyout to two teams - the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat.

In Cleveland he would pair up once again with a familiar face in LeBron James and make another run for the NBA title. On the other hand, a return to Miami, his basketball home for most of his career, would make sense in the minds of Heat and NBA fans.

But Wade might have already made up his mind in the event that the Bulls let him go.

Wade to Cavaliers?

In the "Wine and Gold Talk" podcast with Chris Fedor for cleveland.com, Joe Vardon reported on Dwyane Wade's future. Vardon referenced LeBron James' camp and saw Wade with the Cleveland Cavaliers sometime next season. "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs," said Vardon.

Wade and Bulls parting ways

Wade is owed $23.8 million next season.

The Bulls have decided to go in a different direction and not compromise the progress of their young players. Thus, it looks like the Bulls will look to rid themselves of Wade's hefty contract after having rid themselves of that of their biggest star, Jimmy Butler.

Wade, at age 35, averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists last season with the Bulls. These are solid numbers for a player in his 14th NBA season.

Wade had different plans in Chicago, including playing in a strong team that could contend in the Eastern Conference. The future Hall-of-Famer still believes he has some fuel left in his tank, and a contender would surely appreciate the addition of a player with such championship experience.

Cavaliers would improve with Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one team that will surely contend for the NBA championship one more year.

They can offer Wade a unique opportunity to have a final shot at the NBA title and to share that journey with his good friend LeBron. The two understand each other on the court with ease; the proof is their two championships together with the Miami Heat.

Following the acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the departure of Kyrie Irving, the Cavs would welcome another ball-handler who can play alongside Thomas.

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Derrick Rose could have played in the back-court with Irving. But now the Cavaliers can only pair Thomas with a guard like Wade who can help limit the team's defensive deficiencies thanks to his size and experience.

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