Chicago Bulls: 3 worst free agent signings ever by John Paxson

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Dwyane Wade, SG, Chicago Bulls
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1. Dwyane Wade, Shooting Guard

Purely in terms of just poor fit and bad timing, the legendary Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade was just a downright awful free agent signing by GarPax during the 2016 offseason. That’s when the Bulls signed former Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and D-Wade to star alongside small forward Jimmy Butler.

We should believe that the pure intent was there up front for Wade and the Bulls to make this situation work. Wade was getting that sought after homecoming, but it didn’t workout as planned. The 13-time NBA All-Star selection, eight-time All-NBA selection, 2005-06 Finals MVP, and 2009-10 All-Star Game MVP only played one season away from South Beach.

Wade played in 60 regular season games with the Bulls during the 2016-17 season. He would later join up with superstar forward LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers the following season. Wade didn’t play too well with the Cavaliers either, before making his final run with the Heat last season.

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He averaged 18.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks, while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 31.0 percent from beyond the arc. Wade also registered a 2.5 box plus/minus rating and .090 win shares per 48 minutes.

The Bulls signed Wade to a deal that would pay him close to $20 million per year for what was supposed to be the course of two seasons.