NBA free agency is in full swing as we reach the Fourth of July weekend. So far, the major players have either re-upped with their former teams or are still on the fence over who to sign with.
Dwyane Wade should be the first mega star to part ways with his former team. And in doing so, he should sign with the Chicago Bulls.
There have been multiple reports that Wade is "on the fence" about whether the Bulls are the best fit for him, but I'm here to convince you (and maybe him) that Wade to be in Chicago if he wants to win another championship.
Chicago can get the cap space to sign two max free agents if they trade Loul Deng. Expect them to do that if they can bring in both Wade and LeBron.
It seems like LeBron will be one of the last big free agents to sign this offseason, and for good reason. He's the biggest name out there and he wants to make sure he is in the best situation to win a championship.
If Wade goes to Chicago, it would be very foolish for LeBron NOT to go there with him.
If Wade goes to Chicago, and LeBron makes a mistake by going somewhere else, the Bulls could get Chris Bosh and have him slide in at power forward instead.
While LeBron is certainly the big free agent prize, Bosh is a very talented player in his own right and could find a nice place in Chicago alongside Dwayne Wade.
Wade would be wise to make an agreement to play with one of these two players before signing with a contract anywhere. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I think if Wade and LeBron/Bosh sign in Chicago, they become the clear favorites in the East, and maybe the entire league.
If Dwyane Wade goes back to the Heat to cement his legacy, they literally have only two players (Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasely) under contract. I wouldn't say that is a very good base for a championship team.
Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah are All-Star caliber starters that are under contract with the Bulls right now, and Taj Gibson is also a very good backup. James Johnson is the only other player under contract.
Loul Deng is currently under contract, but he would have to be traded if the Bulls want to get Bosh or James.
Imagine a starting five of Rose, Wade, Bosh, Noah, and a player received back in the Deng trade. That could be a deadly lineup.
This may be a minor reason, but why wouldn't Wade want to go back to his hometown to try and win another championship?
Every star basketball player should remember their roots, and this would be a great opportunity for D-Wade to return to a place that he is familiar and comfortable with.
Even though he won a championship in Miami, Wade did it with Shaq at the tail end of O'Neals prime. So Dwyane obviously needs some help.
Derrick Rose, and the talent he brings to an offense, is a big reason for Wade to sign with Chicago. Rose is a great distributor right now, but he has to take on too much of a scoring role for the Bulls.
If Wade joins Rose in Chicago, the star point guard could go back to being a pass first player, and would feel more comfortable in the offense.
Sure, it might be hard to balance all the egos there, but I think they could work through it to win a lot of games.
As you can see, Chicago offers a great situation for Dwyane Wade to win a championship. If you look at all the other options, there isn't a better place for Wade to be.
New York has no talent whatsoever right now and Wade would probably have to be the big star there without much help. For some reason, I can't see LeBron or Bosh joining him there. The Knicks may be out of luck.
Miami, as stated earlier, is probably a bit stale for Wade and doesn't have much talent right now. However, if Wade signs there, Pat Riley would probably come back to coach, which is a plus.
New Jersey doesn't have enough room to sign two maximum free agents, so that situation cannot be better than Chicago.
There aren't many other places out there that Wade has shown interest in, so it is quite obvious to me that Chicago is the best landing spot for Wade and his future.