Many readers will be sick of hearing about stupid and ridiculous free agency rumours surrounding next summers potentially historic offseason. And, off topic, I am one of many that think a LeBron James transfer to a spluttering Knicks squad would be as ridiculous as Allen Iverson's excuse for bailing on a Grizzlies franchise that may have saved his career.
But while enjoying another well rounded ESPN: NBA Today Podcast , Ryen Russillo kindly pointed out to me that Chicago will have $8-13 million of cap space available next summer. Interesting.
Potential MVP candidate, Dwyane Wade, will most likely brave the unforgiving waters of free agency next year. That is, of course, if the Heat do not make a high profile persuasion in the form of a talented NBA player to get him to stay there.
As a native of Chicago, there is nothing that would please Wade more than playing in front of the people he grew up with, and in the city he loves.
And nothing would please the fans of the "Windy City" more than to have another Jordan bringing home championships.
Moreover, a "Jordan" on the squad would delight Chicago's front office—Wade could fill out the United Center night after night
Wade has already been given the go ahead by Jordan himself to sport Jordan Brand's 25th anniversary shoes. Perhaps, this is the nod for Wade to step into Jordan's colossal shoes in Chicago...OK, too much.
There wouldn't be a backcourt in the league that could even challenge a Rose/Wade tandem. And with a healthy Deng performing at the three spot, one can only imagine the lethal scoring and athleticism they could possess.
Wade would no longer be burdened with all the clutch responsibilities, or having the ball in his hand 90% of the time.
Many opposed to this move may ask, "why would a top 5 player in the league settle for anything less that 15 million dollars per year?" Wade has a Ray Allen style humbleness about him, one which I believe will silence any voice yelling "Cash over Championships"
"Cough" Turkoglu "Ahem"
Sure, he's no pauper, and he will expect a generous $13 million (at least) from Chicago. And he will only make a move to Chicago if it seems certain that they can win a championship sooner rather than later.
Furthermore, he will reside in Miami for another few years if they pose a serious title threat this season.
Not likely, but it is the NBA, 'Where Amazing does Happen'.
This is just a quick disclaimer, but I write this—the first article in my "Breaking Down 2010" series—knowing full and well that the offseason next year is a long way away, and that anything can happen.