Bulls news: Dwyane Wade still wants to play for championship contender
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Bulls news: Dwyane Wade still wants to play for championship contender

Dwyane Wade

The uncertainty of Dwyane Wade’s potential destination this season has been part of rumors running rampant throughout the last few weeks, but while the 35-year-old has been noncommittal to ask for a buyout, he’s still looking to play for a contender.

“First of all, obviously, everyone wants to compete,” Wade told NBA TV’s David Aldridge after being recognized with the Mannie Johnson Human Spirit award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “It’s no secret. We would all love to compete for a championship at the end of my career.”

“That is one thing I would love to do. I’m not in a position right now to do that so I can’t talk about what that preference is. Hopefully, one day before I’m done playing this game, I can be back in position to compete for a championship.”

In order for Wade to part ways with the Bulls, he would be forced to take a big cut of the “24 million reasons” he had to stay in Chicago this offseason, opting into the last year of his two-year deal with the team.

“I’ve been lucky, I’ve been to five Finals,” Wade said. “So If I never go to another one, I can’t complain. But I would love to. I would love to because I feel I can add to something a team that’s in that position. That’s not something I can focus on or something I can worry about right now.”

Among possible suitors for his services are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat, with recent rumors of his interest in L.A. as a potential landing spot.