Could Dwyane Wade be coming home to Chicago?
According to a report from The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls are one of four teams courting the free-agent guard and described as one of the "most aggressive" in pursuing Wade.
Per Wojnarowski, the wooing of Wade "has included offers in length of two and three years and upward of $20 million a season" and features the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks in addition to the Bulls.
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The Bulls were rumored to be one of many teams trying to land Wade back in 2010, when the free-agent prizes included LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Those two teamed with Wade and took their talents to South Beach, the trio winning a pair of championships with the Miami Heat.
Wade is a Chicago native and product of Marquette University. He's spent his entire NBA career with the Heat, who drafted him in 2003. Wade has three championship rings, winning his first in 2006 alongside Shaquille O'Neal prior to titles in 2012 and 2013 with James and Bosh.
Wade is a 12-time All Star who averaged 19 points per game in 74 games last season, the most he's played in a single campaign since 2010-11.
Joakim Noah doesn't have time for "unnamed league sources."
The former Bulls center posted a picture to his Instagram account on Friday afternoon of himself wearing a New York Knicks hat, indicating he has signed with the team as a free agent.
Indications since last night, when free agency began, were that Noah, who spent 10 seasons in Chicago, was going to sign with his hometown Knicks.
Last week the Bulls dealt Derrick Rose to the Knicks in a five-player deal. Noah and Rose have been teammates since Rose came into the league in 2008.
It's Friday evening and the Bulls have not yet inked any new contracts during the free agency period.
But they have been mentioned with a handful of players. Some have been signed by opposing teams, while others remain free agents. Here's a look at the players who have been linked to the Bulls in reports:
July 1: Rajon Rondo, PG - Rondo was spotted at O'Hare Airport on Friday, and he appeared to be holding a tablet with a Chicago Bulls case (seriously). Shortly after, The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson tweeted that Rondo met with the Bulls in Chicago on Friday. Rondo led the NBA in assists last season playing for the Kings, averaging 11.9 points and 11.7 assists on a one-year deal.
July 1: Solomon Hill, SF - TNT's David Aldridge tweeted early Friday morning the Bulls were interested in Hill. The Pacers small forward averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 59 games last season. Aldridge tweeted that the Jazz and Grizzlies were also looking at the 25-year-old Hill.
Update: Hill wound up signing with the Pelicans on a four-year, $48 million deal, according to Marc Stein.
July 1: E'Twaun Moore, SG - The Bulls have long been linked to re-signing Moore, who had a career year in his second season with the Bulls. But there's plenty of competition for the combo guard's services. Stein tweeted that Moore was set to meet with teams later Friday and would "move quickly" in a decision. The Bucks, Wolves and Pelicans were three of six teams who reportedly reached out to Moore.
July 1: Dion Waiters, SG - ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported early Friday morning that the Bulls were one of six teams who reached out to representatives of Dion Waiters. One of the biggest surprises in last year's playoffs, Waiters averaged 8.4 points, connected on 38 percent of his 3's and played stellar defense in the postseason. Waiters has attracted the most attention from the Kings, per reports, and there's been little to suggest the Bulls are actively pursuing the 24-year-old shooting guard.
June 30: Tyler Johnson, SG - During Adrian Wojnarowski's free agency show streaming on Yahoo, the NBA reporter noted that the Bulls were interested in Miami's Tyler Johnson. The 24-year-old shooting guard showed promise in his second season with the Heat, averaging 8.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting in 36 games, including five starts. His season was cut short in February due to a shoulder injury. He's a restricted free agent, but with the Heat signing Hassan Whiteside to a max deal and still attempting to bring back Dwyane Wade - and potentially sign Kevin Durant - Pat Riley likely won't have the money to bring back Johnson with a matched offer sheet.
June 30: Evan Turner, SG - On the eve of free agency, Sean Deveney reported that the Bulls, along with the Lakers, Mavericks, Grizzlies, Knicks and Pelicans all were interested in Turner. The Chicago native was in line for a significant payday following a successful year off the bench in Boston, where he averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists in just 28 minutes.
Update: After missing out on Chandler Parsons (Memphis), the Trail Blazers struck quickly and inked Turner to a four-year, $70 million deal.
June 30: Moe Harkless, SF - Thursday night, Alex Kennedy reported that the Bulls were one of five teams, including the Pistons, Wizards, Lakers and Mavericks, interested in the Blazers' restricted free agent. Harkless performed well in last year's playoffs, averaging 11.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. He was particularly impressive in the first round against the Clippers, averaging 12.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and 6.2 rebounds in the six-game victory. With the Blazers signing Evan Turner to a $70 million deal, it's unlikely they'd match an offer sheet on Harkless.
June 30: Harrison Barnes, SF - The Bulls have been linked to Barnes for quite some time. The Sixers have come on strong as a team that could offer the restricted free agent a max contract. But even if the Bulls or Sixers, or another team, offer Barnes a max contract, the Warriors are reportedly expected to match any deal if they don't sign Kevin Durant, who met with the Warriors on Friday. CSN's David Kaplan also heard from multiple people that Barnes was in Chicago earlier this week. Barnes struggled mightily in last year's NBA Finals, shooting 5-for-32 in the last three games of the series. Still, at just 24 years old, he has plenty of room to grow and hasn't yet been featured as a team's No. 1 or No. 2 option.