Dwayne Wade has reportedly not spoken to the Chicago Bulls management since the team traded away Jimmy Butler. The latest from the rumor mill suggests that D-Wade is waiting for a buyout. If Wade’s contract is bought out, he’d be free to choose any team he wants to play for.

Where will Dwyane Wade play next season?

Dwyane Wade had high hopes when he joined the Chicago Bulls last season. Then it went downhill from there as the three Alphas struggled to work to work together.

While the Bulls made the playoffs last season, the Bulls management decided to rebuild which eventually led to Rajon Rondo being waived and Jimmy Butler getting traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Now, it seems like Wade is repeating the moves he made last year when he waited for the Miami Heat to offer him an acceptable contract. Needless to say, the Heat stood pat (no pun intended) and the rest was history.

Now, Wade’s hometown team, the Chicago Bulls is receiving the same treatment from D-Wade which seems to add more fuel to the fire that Wade wants out. According to Andy Slater, Wade’s kids are back at school in South Florida, further suggesting that Wade is done with the Bulls.

Will Wade reunite with LeBron James at Cleveland?

If Dwyane Wade is bought out of his contract, he can choose which team he wants to play for.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com hints that Wade is going to end up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This means that Wade will be reunited with LeBron James. James and Wade led the Miami Heat to 2 NBA titles. Interestingly, if Chris Bosh is cleared to play, the three All-Stars can play together again in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers just traded away Kyrie Irving and got Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 unprotected first-round draft pick.

The Cavaliers also signed former NBA MVP Derrick Rose and having Wade in the lineup would make the team the favorites to emerge on top of the Eastern Conference.

Wade will be expected to start at shooting guard with Isaiah Thomas manning the point. LeBron James will probably start at the small forward position with Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson playing the 4 and the 5.

Wade and James give the Cavs versatility if ever they want to play small or go big since Wade can play the point and James can play power forward or center depending on the match ups. One thing is for sure, if Dwyane Wade lands with the Cavaliers, the rest of the league would be facing a much tougher Cavs team whose bench is deeper than ever before.

A reunion with the Miami Heat?

Dwyane Wade famously declared that the American Airlines Arena in Florida is his house. And if he is bought out of his contract, he could end up playing again for his beloved Miami Heat. While Wade parted with the Heat organization in a relatively civil manner, there is no doubt in the minds of Heat fans there is some lingering resentment in both parties.

Dwyane Wade reportedly took huge pay cuts to accommodate the contracts of other Heat players. And when it was time for him to get paid, the Heat offered less than what Wade expected. This prompted Wade to bolt to the Chicago Bulls. And as it turns out, the Heat can still have their former franchise player back if he chooses to return after the buyout.

Wade can easily slide right into coach Erik Spoelstra’s system. He would be lining up with Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Hassan Whiteside, and Justice Winslow in the starting five. Out of the 4, Wade has played with Dragic WHiteside and Winslow before he took his talents to his hometown. And according to Waiters, playing with Wade is on his bucket list and he wants Wade to return to the Heat.

The Miami Heat has a group of resilient and hard working players and having Dwyane Wade back in the fold could benefit the team. Last season, Miami started 11-30 before turning their season around and finishing 41-41, a virtual tie for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.