Though the Bulls canceled their Wednesday meeting with free agent guard Dwyane Wade, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team is still "significantly involved" with the three-time NBA champion.
Chicago remains significantly involved in Dwyane Wade pursuit, league sources tell @TheVertical. No meeting today has no bearing on status.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2016
The Bulls were expected to meet with Wade in New York on Wednesday but canceled because of flight problems. They will be the only team that doesn't meet with Wade on Wednesday. The 12-time All-Star met for two-and-a-half hours with the Denver Nuggets and later the Milwaukee Bucks. Heat owner Micky Arison is scheduled to meet with Wade on Wednesday night.
Wade was reportedly considering making his decision on Wednesday night, but that decision could be pushed back if he meets with the Bulls on Thursday.
Wade, who has spent his entire 13-year career in Miami, is reportedly asking for a three-year deal. Wojnarowski reported that the Bulls were the only team willing to offer that third year, though it was only a partial guarantee.
The Bulls currently have less cap space than the Nuggets and Heat, but could free up space by trading Taj Gibson ($8.95 million) or Mike Dunleavy ($4.8 million), or using the stretch provision on Jose Calderon, who is owed $7.7 million this upcoming year.
The Nuggets are reportedly willing to give Wade a two-year, $52 million deal, where the Heat for now are holding at $40 million on a two-year deal.
Wade, who was drafted by Miami in 2003, has reportedly grown frustrated by the organization after it prioritized free agents Hassan Whiteside and Kevin Durant over him.
It's unknown who would travel to New York to pitch Wade on the Bulls, but Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy reported Wednesday that both Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo have recruited Wade. The Bulls agreed to a two-year deal with Rondo over the weekend.