While LeBron James is reportedly confident that old friend Dwyane Wade will ultimately join him on the Cleveland Cavaliers this coming season, some of Wade's Chicago Bulls teammates might be happy to see him go.
"The young players on the Bulls really can't stand Dwyane," ESPN's Nick Friedell said on "The Jump" on Tuesday. "It's no secret in Chicago, they have had enough."
Wade and former Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler called out the team's younger players during a stretch last January when Chicago lost seven of 11 games.
"You got to care enough, man," Wade said at the time. "It's got to mean that much to you to want to win."
According to Friedell, some of the Bulls youngsters were angered by Wade's comments, given that like many NBA veterans, he was often not a full participant in practices.
Wade could have opted out of his contract with the Bulls this summer, but instead chose to pick up the $24 million option for 2017-18. This came despite Butler's blockbuster trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves, effectively setting into motion a complete Bulls rebuild.
Given the circumstances, most expect Chicago and Wade to reach a buyout agreement in the coming months.