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Dwyane Wade to sign with Chicago Bulls, Jose Calderon and Mike Dunleavy traded

Jose Calderon and Mike Dunleavy get traded to make space for Dwyane Wade to sign with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have a new hometown hero.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Wednesday evening that Dwyane Wade will sign a two-year, $47.5 million contract with the Bulls, and the Miami Heat have been informed.

Wade sent TNT’s David Aldridge a message regarding his signing with the Bulls, saying, “it’s real.”

Wednesday morning, Wojnarowski also reported that the Bulls had scheduled a meeting with Wade, but it had to be canceled due to flight complications. The Bulls remained determined, though.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Wade has said to people he’s close to that Chicago is the only place besides Miami he could see himself playing in.

To create salary cap space for Wade’s contract, the Bulls needed to trade players, and those players ended up being Jose Calderon and Mike Dunleavy. Wojnarowski has reported that Calderon is heading to the Los Angeles Lakers while the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson has reported that Dunleavy has been informed of his trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wade would be the Bulls’ second free agent signing of this offseason with Rajon Rondo being the first. Rondo spoke of Wade potentially going him in Chicago, comparing the setting to a zoo.

“If we land Wade it’s going to be a zoo around here,” Rondo said. “He’d be coming back home. It’s the Bulls. Not too many offers better.”

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.