Wade desired a 2year, $50M deal but was not offered so but neither team made tge sacrifice for the former Finals MVP. However, Denver Nuggets met with Wade on Wednesday July 5 and offered a 2 years for $52, but he says that he can only see himself playing at home (Chicago) or continuing his 13 year stay in Miami. The Heat offered the All-Star a 2 year, $40M deal, but were beaten when the hometown team made the best (most money) proposal.
In order for the Bulls to pay DWade the proposed amount, cap space needed to be cleared some. Which is why Jose Calderon (Guard) was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and Mike Dunleavy (Forward) to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Moving to the new and improved Bulls line-up, Wade joins Rajon Rondo (Point Guard) leaving Jimmy Butler to change from SG (Shooting Guard) to SF (Small Forward).
He leaves Miami, but certainly will never forget the amazing and astonishing city. Thanking the city and giving respect to the organzation in a letter to Miami:
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the Miami community and especially #HEATNATION for all of their love and support over the years. It has been truly incredible. I am deeply moved and appreciative of the positive messages from my fans expressing that they want what’s best for me and I know they will support my decision. The memories including championship parades and five conference titles are incredible moments we have shared that will always remain close to my heart as I begin the next chapter of my life.” -Written By Dwyane Wade