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Dwyane Wade Will Remain With The Chicago Bulls In 2017-18

The Marquette legend is exercising his player option to stay in the Windy City.

Phoenix Suns v Chicago Bulls Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill is reporting that Chicago Bulls guard and Marquette icon Dwyane Wade will pick up his player option for the 2017-18 season and continue to play for the Bulls.

The long and short of it is that Wade is due to make $23.8 million next season, and you don’t walk away from that kind of money no matter who you are.

In his 14th season in the NBA, Wade averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Bulls and came close to shooting a career best from behind the three point arc. It was a pretty strong 60 game performance for the 35-year-old, and he’ll tell you that himself.

It’s a solid point, if we’re being honest.

It remains to be seen whether or not the Bulls remain the unofficial Marquette team in the NBA. Chicago is looking into trading Jimmy Butler, although the Tomball, Texas native reportedly would rather remain with the Bulls.