Bulls news: Dwyane Wade returns to Chicago and made two intriguing social media posts
Following his long European vacation and a business trip to China, Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is back in Chicago, where he held his annual basketball camp. The event was a success as there were a lot of participants who looked forward to learning from one of the best shooting guards in NBA history.
His former teammate, Jimmy Butler, was also on hand to assist him, and also participated in a 3-point shootout against Wade. However, it was not the sight of seeing them together that made the news, but his two social media posts many considered as highly-intriguing.
The 35-year-old Marquette product first took to his Instagram account to share a photo of him together with Antonio Blakeney, who the Bulls signed recently to a two-way contract. Wade’ caption was taken by many as a shot to his younger teammates.
Wade followed it up by re-gramming a post made by his long-time trainer, David Alexander, where the latter made it known that he plans to make the superstar comfortable to being uncomfortable, in preparation for next season.
We Sweating that 2017 CHINA Tour out! It's Go time and the mentality I've set for @dwyanewade to have this offseason is, get comfortable being uncomfortable! He's not paying me to be his friend, and it's my job to prepare him both mentally and physically. This means him not liking me at certain times hahaha. As we head into his 15th season I ain't trying to have him out there looking like it's his 15th season. So we going to work extra smart this summer! #DBC #ChangingTheGame #Biomechanics #SportPerformance #FatherPrime
Last year, it was well documented that Wade was not having the best of relationships with some of his younger teammates with the Bulls. It started some rumors and brought distractions for their team for majority of the season, before the Bulls turned their fortunes around to squeeze into the playoffs. Dwyane Wade already talked about that he does not want to be part of a rebuilding team, but at this stage of the summer, it appears like he will remain with the Bulls.
Without Butler and Rajon Rondo, Wade will serve as the main veteran leader for the Bulls, and will be relied upon by the coaching staff to impart some of the things he has learned in the past to their young guns.
It remains to be seen if he’ll be successful in that role, and how the other players will respond to him. Should the plan not work out, there may be more changes that could stem from it, although a long shot, it could include Wade possibly being moved to another team.