Have we seen the last of Dwyane Wade in a Bulls uniform?
Wade was ruled out for the regular season with an elbow strain and fracture, the Bulls announced Thursday. He suffered the injury in Wednesday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center.
The Chicago native signed a two-year, $47 million deal with his hometown team last offseason, with Year 2 being a player option.
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As of Thursday, the Bulls are one game back from a playoff spot. Time will tell if they'll be playing basketball after April 12, but their chances certainly take hit without the 35-year-old veteran.
What the Bulls do in the offseason, too, will likely play a factor in Wade's decision. Will they "retool" or tear the whole thing down?
See what the SportsTalk Live crew had to say about Wade in the video above.
Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
TNT Bulls are back this week as the team heads into a crucial stretch.
Currently, the Bulls sit half a game back of the Miami Heat for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and with just eight games remaining on the schedule, each contest is essentially a must-win.
So, yes, Thursday would be a great time for Jimmy Butler and company to summon their TNT alter ego. The Bulls have sealed 18 straight victories when playing on TNT Thursday, an improbable feat considering those games are usually reserved for two of the NBA's best.
To continue that run, they'll have to down Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are also fighting for playoff positioning -- albeit at the top of the conference. Good thing the Bulls have a tendency to get up for big games.
"The Bulls play up and down to their competition," Bulls Pregame and Postgame analyst Kendall Gill said. "They've been doing that the whole season."
After Cleveland, the Bulls get set to battle another playoff squad, the Atlanta Hawks.
Watch the video above to see Schanowski, Gill and Perdue break down the matchups.