Dwyane Wade plans on meeting face-to-face with Jimmy Butler in the coming weeks to discuss their futures with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade has a player option for the 17-18 season worth $23.8 million. Wade signed a two-year deal with the Bulls last summer.
“That’s far away,” Wade said about his option decision. “I have time.”
Wade will also meet in the coming weeks with the front office to gauge their plans for the offseason.
Chicago could conceivably trade Butler this summer, or look to retool around him and either Wade or Rajon Rondo.
"I have a great luxury where I don't have to ring-chase, but I can. Or I can be a part of passing down my knowledge. Either way," said Wade on Saturday.