It’s unlikely that Dwyane Wade spends the entire 2017-18 season with the Chicago Bulls, but he’s reportedly still going to be present at camp. 

Dwyane Wade has been the center of buyout rumors for the last couple of weeks. The Chicago Bulls, who are looking to rebuild, wouldn’t benefit much from having Wade on their roster. Despite that, his future is still uncertain.

However, the 12-time All-Star told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune that he plans to appear at training camp on Sept. 25. “The only thing I’ll say is right now my is to be in training camp.”

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For the Bulls to buyout Wade, they need a situation where it’s “advantageous,” but neither party has engaged in any conversations since late June — more specifically, the day of Jimmy Butler‘s trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves. That deal happened just two days after Flash accepted his $23.8 million player option.

As always, there has been speculation about Wade’s future, but he doesn’t seem to mind it. “It’s the world we live in,” said the 35-year-old. “Everyone’s going to speculate.”

Wade then gave a statement to TNT’s David Aldridge about how he hopes he and Bulls can sit down and have a face-to-face conversation about their future:

“When the time is right for me and the Chicago Bulls organization to sit down and talk about the future, we will do that. … Hopefully, we get an opportunity to sit down and talk about the direction and go from there. I’m 35 years old. I’m a grown man. I can definitely sit across the room from you and listen to your truth and hopefully (you) hear mine.”

If a buyout does happen, the Cleveland Cavaliers look like the favorite to land Wade, and that would mean a short-term reunion with LeBron James. There’s also the chance he goes back to the Miami Heat and retires shortly there after.

Last year was the first time since 2004 that the All-Star Game didn’t have Dwyane Wade playing. In 60 games, he averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 43.4 percent from the field.

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