Wade to AP: Weighing options after agreeing to Bulls' buyout

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Wade gave up $8 million of his $23.8 million to help facilitate the buyout in time for the start of training camp this week. Not that we should feel bad for Wade, I wish someone would pay me $15 million to go away. Wade could also return to Miami, where he spent the first 13 seasons of his pro career, but he'd have to bury the hatchet will Pat Riley to do so. With Rose injury-prone and Isaiah Thomas out for a while, the Cavaliers could lure Wade with an enticing role to lead the championship-caliber team.

Wade appeared in 60 games with the Bulls lasts season, and averaged just under 30 minutes per contest. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced.

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Parker, 35, originally suffered the ruptured left quadriceps tendon during San Antonio's 121-96 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. And the Thunder could use Wade as effectively their backup point guard, filling the team's biggest weakness last season. The idea of playing for the Thudner could be more intriguing because of the franchise's additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to play along side Russell Westbrook. However, Oklahoma City would miss Roberson's ability to defend on and off the ball, and Anthony would have to guard power forwards - something he'd prefer to avoid. Wade may not be the superstar he once was but he will be a key piece for any team that acquires him.

Finding room for both Wade and Parker once the latter is back healthy could be trickier. There's only one way to beat the Golden State Warriors, and that's with defense and three-point shooting.

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Cleveland is the reported favorite and in many ways that makes the most sense.

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