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Report: Los Angeles an ‘appealing destination’ for Dwyane Wade if bought out by Bulls

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Los Angeles is one of three destinations on Wade’s radar.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Dwyane Wade is currently a member of the Chicago Bulls, for now. Wade surprised many people by opting in to the final year of his contract with the Bulls this summer, a team that traded away Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in an effort to begin a rebuild.

The 35-year-old Wade is owed $23.8 million this season, but more and more buzz continues to build that he won’t finish the year in Chicago. The two sides appear headed towards negotiating a buyout of the last year on Wade’s deal, allowing him to sign and play elsewhere for the 2017-18 NBA season.

Wade has been linked heavily to the idea of rejoining his friend and former teammate LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving him a great chance to get back to the NBA Finals. But according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Miami and Los Angeles are also appealing destinations for the three-time NBA champion.

The Lakers have been rumored to be interested in acquiring Wade, adding a veteran guard to a roster with plenty of youth and as part of the team’s grand scheme to sign James next summer.

Wade averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 60 games last season with the Bulls.