Sometime - presumably not very long - after that, the belief is Wade will announce that he has decided to reunite with his former Miami teammate and join the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke with AP.
They won two titles together and went to the NBA Finals in each of those seasons, and remained close even after James left Miami for a return to his hometown team in Cleveland.
"Whatever Dwyane does, it's never, ever going to change how I feel about him, or about our hopes for where he ends up eventually," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Tuesday after Miami's first practice of the season.
But the Bulls are in a rebuilding mode after trading Jimmy Butler this summer, and instead of paying Wade $23.8 million to play for what will likely be a struggling team they agreed this weekend to buy him out and let him find a better situation.
All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was traded to Boston this offseason, and the All-Star that the Cavaliers got back from the Celtics - Isaiah Thomas - isn't expected to play until January because of hip issues.
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