The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly a frontrunner for Dwyane Wade’s services. He was bought out by the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.
The San Antonio Spurs will prep for the 2017-18 season this week, as training camp starts on Tuesday. The roster looked set, as it’s full from the offseason acquisitions that were made. However, could there be a change on the way?
On Sunday night, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade reached a contract buyout. It will make him a free agent just days before the NBA preseason starts.
To follow that, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat “are leaders” for Wade after the buyout. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who just traded for Carmelo Anthony on Saturday, could factor in, too.
Sources: Cleveland, San Antonio and Miami are leaders for Dwyane Wade post-Bulls buyout. OKC could become factor too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 25, 2017
San Antonio’s angle is interesting. Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Bryn Forbes, and Brandon Paul can all play the shooting guard position, so it seems the team is prepped there. Of course, that might not matter here, as the Spurs attempt to acquire the best possible talent for the roster, without regard for the position they play.
Wade isn’t an outside shooter, either, especially at this point of his career. The Spurs shot three-pointers better than anyone in 2016-17 at 39.1 percent. Most of their roster can stretch the floor, as well.
This three-time NBA champion’s game goes on driving to the basket and mid-range shots. That’s not a negative, but it might change what the Spurs usually like to do.
If San Antonio signs Wade, that obviously risks someone’s roster spot. Will Forbes be on the chopping block? Is the newly-signed London Perrantes a potential player to be waived?
Does Wade make sense for the Spurs? If so, how will this impact the team for the 2017-18 season?