Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree to buyout

Heat among teams that could sign former Miami star

By David Lang - Executive Producer , Associated Press
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Dwyane Wade receives a standing ovation upon his return to Miami, which could be a contender for his services again.

MIAMI - Miami Heat fans are once again on Wade watch.

On the eve of Miami's training camp, Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a buyout.

ESPN is reporting that Miami, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Cleveland are the top contenders for Wade.

 Wade, speaking to The Associated Press on Sunday night, indicated he wants to get his next deal done quickly.

"I'm going to take tonight and some of tomorrow and speak to the teams or players that are on my list and go from there," Wade said. "My decision is a pure basketball decision and I'll make the one that fits me best at this point in my career, and with what I feel I have to offer a team that needs what I have to offer."

 He went to Chicago with great intentions -- after all, it is his hometown. But the Bulls of a season ago featured him, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo. Butler got traded to Minnesota in what essentially was the start of a rebuild for the Bulls this summer, and Rondo is now with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Chicago isn't expected to be a playoff contender this season, and that would have been a rough spot for Wade at this point.

"We're going in different directions," Wade said.

Wade thanked fans late Sunday night on Twitter.

Heat President Pat Riley expressed his affection for Wade last week, but could not comment on the possibility of signing him.

"Anything that happens from a personnel standpoint down the road, any opportunities that are there, we're always going to approach that," Riley said.

Wade, a three-time champion in Miami, could sign for more than $4 million in Miami.

The  Heat have an available roster spot.

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