12 People who turned their backs on the Bulls

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5. Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade joined the new-look Bulls in his 14th season, providing much-needed leadership to a team with an inexperienced coach in Fred Hoiberg. Wade and Rajon Rondo were two offseason additions with championship experience.

For Wade, it was an opportunity to return home to Chi-Town, while also making $47.5 million over two years (although the second year included a player option). The three-time champion wasn't the same player, but he still averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals, 43.4 percent from the field, and 79.4 percent from the foul line.

His impact wasn't what was expected, as he called out his younger teammates and publicly questioned their effort and commitment to winning, leading Rajon Rondo to respond on Instagram. As it later came out, Wade's criticism of his teammates was hypocritical, since he wasn't practicing at all. 

Wade stayed away from his teammates and seemingly forgot about why the Bulls wanted him with their young group in the first place. He also publicly admitted that he didn't want to play with 21-year-olds, in addition to not being thrilled about being a part of a rebuild. 

Wade opted into the final $24 million of his contract, forcing the Bulls to pay him to go home. Wade was strictly looking out for himself at this point of his career.

That much was clear.