I actually have a legit question in regards to this: What do the Bulls have to gain by buying out Wade? Unless they really want to free up that starting spot for Valentine. Beyond that it’s not like the Bulls can use that money for free agents (no one is going to join this dumpster fire before next year). Wouldn’t it be better to hold onto him and maybe trade him to a team that might be on the cusp of play-off run? I know Chicago couldn’t get much back for him, but hell a low draft pick, a young bench guy, etc. would be better than nothing + paying him money not to play.