Dwyane Wade is keeping it real with Chicago Bulls fans.
Even though the Bulls made splash signings in free agency with himself and Rajon Rondo, that doesn’t mean a championship is coming to Chicago in June. Wade told reporters on Tuesday (via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune) that the Bulls’ goal of winning a title is unrealistic. Instead, the Bulls’ focus has to be improving day-to-day to a point where they’re a playoff team again.
After five straight playoff appearances under Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls missed the playoffs in Fred Hoiberg’s first year as coach. Chicago went 42-40 and finished in ninth place in the East last season.
Wade, the Miami Heat’s all-time scoring leader, signed a two-year deal with the Bulls after 13 seasons with the Heat. He knows a thing or two about winning championships after winning three with the Heat. If he says it’s unrealistic for the Bulls to win a title next season then it is.