With the Chicago Bulls rebuilding following their trade of Jimmy Butler, the future of Dwyane Wade with the franchise remains uncertain. Wade has already signed the paperwork on his $23.8 million player option for 17-18.
Wade could conceivably join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, or he could even return to the Miami Heat. In May, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that Wade is open to considering a return at some point in his career.
"Dwyane Wade can apply pressure to be bought out and be bought out immediately," said Brian Windhorst on The Lowe Post.
"I don't think a return to Miami is necessarily impossible. It depends on what Dwyane wants to do. It depends on Dwyane wants to play a bit role on a serious contender, or he wants to set himself for another contract after this season.
"If he went to Cleveland, for example, his role on the Cavs would be more as a supporting player, even a bench player. If he went to a different team he might be a starter, or still be able put up good numbers and position himself for one final contract."
Windhorst expects Wade to pursue a buyout with the Bulls.