The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly reached out to Dwyane Wade, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. Three-time NBA champion Wade reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. The 35-year-old is now set to explore his options as the season starts in less than a month.

Wade made a surprising decision when he decided to leave the Miami Heat for the Bulls a season ago. Though Chicago-native Wade didn't play badly in his lone season in Windy City, it was clear that he and the Bulls are not a good fit together.

Parting ways between Wade and the Bulls were just a matter time. The Bulls traded its superstar Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this offseason. That move signaled the team is ready to hit the rebuilding mode, where Wade, 35, had nothing to do anymore.

One of the Lakers' main priorities this offseason was signing a good shooting guard. The Purple and Gold struck were quick to act when the Detroit Pistons rescinded their qualifying offer made to rising guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers handed a hefty one-year deal to Caldwell-Pope, who was a notable upgrade to the team's backcourt.

Signing Wade tactically?

It's not a secret the Lakers are eyeing to land major superstar LeBron James in the 2018 offseason.

The team's negotiations with Caldwell-Pope went smoothly, as Caldwell-Pope is represented by the well-known agent Rich Paul. The same agent represents James. Reportedly, it was a tactical move as the Lakers want to establish a good relationship with agent Paul.

A potential Wade-signing could also play a factor in James moving to Los Angeles in a year from now.

The two have formed a strong relationship during their winning days in Miami. However, Wade would certainly be eyeing a starting shooting guard role. That could be a problem as Caldwell-Pope's starting position in L.A. seems to be locked in. It remains to be seen will Wade end up with the Lakers, or sign a deal with a contender for the title.

'Secret weapon' Nance Jr. happy

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. "lost his mind" after receiving a big praise magic johnson. Lakers President of Basketball Operations Johnson recently on ESPN's First Take labeled Nance Jr. as the team's "secret weapon." During the appearance, Johnson revealed that "many teams inquired" about the forward this offseason.

"That's not just somebody on ESPN saying that," Nance said. "That’s Magic Johnson. That’s one of the greatest point guards, greatest players of all time. To hear a compliment like that coming from a guy like him, it was really cool," Nance Jr. told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, per Daniel Starkand of Lakers Nation.