And Sunday night, hours before reporting to training camp, he and the Bulls came to an agreement on a buyout on the final year of his contract, league sources confirmed to The Washington Post, before Wade himself confirmed the news on Twitter a short time later.
Cleveland appears to be the front-runner of the four.
Wade, who turned 35 in January, showed he still had something left in the tank last season, averaging 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals in a career-low 29.9 minutes per game.
In the decline phase of his career, Wade has struggled with efficiency.
A return to Miami, where Wade played his first 13 seasons before leaving on contentious terms last summer, is the sentimental favorite. "Thank you Chicago!" Wade tweeted. According to Wojnarowski, Wade will take his time deciding where to play next, and his role on the team will be a major factor. Beyond the personal reasons, it makes plenty of sense from a basketball standpoint.
The obvious connection, and something that has been discussed all offseason is the Cleveland Cavaliers. He said he wouldn't be among those to do so because he prefers to make his impact and influence in other ways, including talking about issues and spending millions of dollars to educate children in his hometown, Akron. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced. The idea of playing for the Thudner could be more intriguing because of the franchise's additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to play along side Russell Westbrook.
The Thunder's shooting would also give Wade the chance to be effective with their other stars.