Free Agent Watch: The Powers That Be will discuss their futures together

Check this out: According to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune, Dwyane Wade is planning to meet with some of the other big names in this summer’s free agent bonanza to discuss their future…individually or collectively.

Said Wade: “(Free agency) has been three years coming. We’ve discussed it prematurely, at different times. (But) you don’t know what guys are thinking and where they’re going. I think we’ll all sit down, and before one of us makes a decision, all of us will have spoken to each other and (listened to the) thinking.

“A lot of decisions (will be based on) what other players are willing to do and what other guys want to do. So it’s not just a ‘me’ situation here. We all have to look and see what each other is thinking. … I understand that you have to have a great team, a great supporting cast around you. That’s all I want. My ego is not that big. … I just want to win.”

Actually, winning is one of two things that Dwyane values. The other is loyalty…which makes him feel a little iffy about the Bulls.

Said Wade: “I think the biggest question that you think about has to be loyalty. I know one thing about Miami: It is a very loyal organization. I see what they do with their players when their players get done with the game of basketball … how loyal they are. I don’t know about the Bulls.

“I see Michael Jordan is not there, Scottie Pippen is not there. … You know, these guys are not a part. Things like that. So that is probably one of the biggest things for me, because I am a very loyal person.”

Uh oh.

Anyway, according to one report, Wade, Joe Johnson and LeBron James will all be part of that confab. Additionally, “a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard that the Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh also will join Wade, James and Johnson when they get together to discuss free agency.”

What, no Darko Milicic?

Well, if all those players get together, I suppose they could decide to go somewhere together. No team could sign three of them to a max contract. However, the New York Knicks have enough money for two max players. So, if three of them were willing to take a paycut, I suppose that would make the Knicks the best choice, New York the one team capable of providing the three biggest pie pieces.

Or they may talk and decide that all want to go their own ways after all.

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20 Responses to Free Agent Watch: The Powers That Be will discuss their futures together

  1. bobbysimmons May 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Dwayne Wade, a son of Chicago, now trying to screw us in free agency. So he doesn’t want to come here, but he doesn’t want Lebron or Bosh to come either (because he’s worried that they actually like Chicago), so he starts talking sh#t about us. I don’t think his tactics are going to work even though I do agree that the Bulls’ management is pile of sh#t.

    Then he mentions loyalty…. Loyalty? LOYALTY? It’s about the game, talking bout loyalty…. and besides Dwayne Wade is one to talk bout loyalty, after dissing his hometown and his psycho wife for Gabrielle Union and Miami. That guy doesn’t know nothing bout loyalty, going to Marquette….. then holding out on Miami in past years, don’t talk bout loyalty Wade! I used to have love for Dwayne Wade, now he’s playing dirty, THAT’S BOGUS BRO!

    Adrian Baez May 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    Interesting how Wade has something negative to say now that he doesn’t seem to be the Bulls’ primary target in the offseason anymore. Questioning why Jordan is no longer affiliated with the franchise makes no sense. Why isn’t Bird working with the Celtics or Isiah with the Pistons (which is actually a good thing, I know, but you get my point). And did Wade just forget that the VP of operations is freakin’ John Paxson!?! You wanna talk loyalty? What does it say about loyalty when Pat Riley tells the media he would consider a return to the bench while the current coach only just finished his 2nd year.

    Savage May 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    I posted this earlier it applies to this discussion. What I have to say about that may be inappropriate but I’m gonna say it anyways. FUCK YOU WADE mind your business fool and continue to get knocked out of the first round in Miami. Your probably just hurt that you are not the Bulls first or second option this year. You should focus on what you want to do and less on trying to influence other Free agents view of the Bulls you silly biatch. If your so loyal why did you get a divorce? Think on that fool. Okay I apologize for that just frustrating to see a Chicago native try to hurt the Bulls chances of getting free agents this year.

    C-Lo_The_Great May 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    wow wade is an idiot
    im starting to think he is jealous since all of chicago wants james and loves rose and bs the bulls arent loyal
    john paxson is vp
    stacey king is bulls tv guy
    i think pip did some player personal
    bill cartwright is bulls radio guy
    AND they built a statue for Mr G.O.A.T.
    if im wrong its becuase im only 17 so idont know alot about who did what
    but the point is give me any top FA instead of wade
    i only speak for myself on this but i dont wade ever in his so called hometown

    Max May 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    A few months ago Wade said how much he loved Chicago….But now that the city has turned all of it’s attention to Lebron he wants to say the Bulls are not Loyal?

    dlouis May 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    I’m pretty sure that Stan Van Gundy would disagree with Wade. As we all know, Wade is trying to torpedo us, because he is worried about our potential, and he wants to stay in Miami. I’m actually pretty pissed about this. I really hope the NBA fines him for tampering.

    bullsfandom May 28, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    He is just trying to swindle Lebron or Bosh or somebody to come to Miami with him. (His new g/f prob doesn’t want to move to cold Chicago). Whatever. A sales pitch is a sales pitch and all things considered, the bulls feel more promising than the Heat long term

    bullsfandom May 28, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Also, if loyalty mattered so much to guys like Lebron and Bosh…they wouldn’t leave their city’s to begin with.

    Boppinbob May 28, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Wade has already decided to stay in Miami and he is recruiting now. I hope that the other FA’s realize that, I think they will. The question is if they meet before July 1st could Miami be considered to be tampering? Could Wade be fined by the NBA for tampering?

  10. sn0wX May 28, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    dont forget wennington works for bulls radio as well, not to mention former players red kerr and norm van lier were tv analysts for the bulls before that(and excellent at it)

    As far as MJ goes, MJ wanted charlotte, yes he’s a bull for life, but his home is in NC! In comparison, MJ is more loyal to both his legacy and his hometown than Wade could possibly dream of.

    Trm3 May 28, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Sorry a repost but Wade pissed me off..

    He’s questioning the Bulls loyalty to former players?? Really, sorry Wade..Michael wanted to be an owner, can’t do that when Reinsdorf is the owner. Scottie is always around, he’s always at Bulls games. John Paxson is our VP/GM, Stacey King is our TV analyst, Bill Wennington is our radio personality. For pete sakes we have a Jordan statue in front of arena. BJ Armstrong was in the front office at one point..

    What does Wade know about loyalty? Who exactly have the Heat shown loyalty to?? Where’s Mourning? Where’s Ronnie Seikly?? Tim Hardaway??

    I guess Boston isn’t loyal either cause where’s Bird?? ..McHale??..Parish?? How about LA..they must not be loyal either cause where’s Jerry West? Memphis GM..why is he there?? where’s Magic?? ESPN analyst..

    If loyalty is such a big deal to Wade then why opt out? Just stay. Stay and play for a GM that will fire his coach just in time to inhereit another title. Real nice on firing Stan Van Gundy when he had the Heat team ready to win mister Patty, take all that credit cause u did it Pat.

    Bulls are retards when it comes to coaches not former players. Wade is a dope!

    BULL4EVER May 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    We Bulls fans should believe dwayne wade is getting totally jealous about the possibility of LeBron and Bosh joining the windy city and winning NBA titles for years and years down the road and he’ll be stuck in south beach not even getting in the postseason, man the almighty truth has always been totally painful may remain totally painful to those totally idiotic and jealous Bull-haters whether they are players or fans of other teams because LeBron and Bosh will both be in Bulls uniforms when the 1st of July arrives.GO BULLS.

  13. Bink103 May 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm #


    Max May 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Where is Wades Loyalty? Why did he choose Marquette over Depaul? Why did he leave his wife for an actress? Why did he leave Converse for Nike? Should I keep going or do you get he is a POS and I hope Noah throws him into the stands when the Heat come to the City next year. The Heat have nothing on that roster. They have money to sign Wade plus one max free agent. Those two won’t be contenders and I think he knows it so he is trying to talk shit about the one team that can bump up two classes with signing one impact free agent. Fuck the Heat! Fuck Pat Riley! And Fuck Dwayne Wade! Miami is his new Hometown, Your Not Wanted in Chicago anymore!

    subu269 May 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Its sad that our native son wade would do say that, he is a great player and i would want him before james if it came down to it. But he has no idea what hes talking about the bulls have a list of players that are part of or has been part of the organization. Why jordan isnt there is because he had bigger dreams of owning his own team and he knew he couldnt do that in chicago, and pippen is around the bulls organization from time to time so wade get your facts straight, he has enough of his own problems to worry about.

    Slick May 31, 2010 at 1:07 am #

    Sounds like Wade struck a nerve…sucks that the truth hurts chicago. What’s really funny you all thought you had a shot. He is not leaving Miami!

  17. BT May 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Wade Just Mad Chicago Want Labron Over The Hometown Kid!!

    Slick… If Wade Left Miami That Team Would Be TRASH!!
    That Team Cant Even Get A Sign And Trade Deal!!

    Savage June 1, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    Slick, you can have Wade look where it got Miami this year and the year before. As BT mentioned Miami’s supporting roster is so lack luster that they could not pull off any sign and trade deal because they have no talent that other teams are seeking besides Wade himself. I guess that is too bad for you slick. We will continue to focus on our top 2 LBJ and Bosh and if Wade wants to cry that he is not top on the list then go ahead.


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