The future of Dwyane Wade might be a little clearer now after a report stating that it is possible for him to once again team up with LeBron James. Wade is currently pursuing a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls. Wade's desire to leave the Windy City started to make headlines a few days after the Bulls sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler's departure signaled that Chicago is going to rebuild and the three-time NBA champion does not want any part of it.

In a recent podcast, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com revealed that people close to James are "fairly confident" Wade will be with the Cavaliers in the 2017-18 NBA season.

There was no estimated time period given for the return, which means they are expecting it to take place anytime before the season starts. Wade and James are no strangers to playing with one another. They were part of the Miami Heat squad that went to four consecutive NBA Finals from 2011 to 2014 and won two titles.

It is uncertain how Wade will fare if he ends up in Cleveland. He is no longer the same star who led the Heat in the past, though he remains an efficient player. Last season, his first year in Chicago, the 35-year-old played well despite a few issues within the Bulls organization. In 60 regular season games, he averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

Wade heading back to South Beach

Aside from Cleveland, another potential destination for Wade when he departs the Bulls is Miami.

Television and radio personality Andy Slater tweeted two days ago that Wade's children returned to school in South Florida. This could mean the "Flash" is planning to rejoin the team he helped capture three Larry O'Brien trophies in 13 seasons. Wade's relationship with the Heat did not have the best ending but the franchise's president, Pat Riley, already expressed interest in having the 12-time All-Star back. Even Wade approves a possible reunion.

Wade reacts to Irving-Thomas trade

On Tuesday, Wade joined a number of NBA players who reacted following the news that the Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics [VIDEO]. The Cavaliers are sending Irving to Beantown in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a 2018 first-round draft pick. The swap between the rivals was a shocker since no one thought that the Celtics are letting Thomas go, especially after all he did for the 17-time NBA champions in the past two seasons. Wade posted two tweets to share his thoughts regarding the blockbuster deal.