Rumor Central: Dwyane Wade has 'positive' meeting with Bulls

The Bulls still expect Dwyane Wade to exercise his $23.8 million player option for next season. David Liam Kyle/Getty Images

The Chicago Bulls and shooting guard Dwyane Wade met over the weekend, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. The two sides had agreed to move back their season-ending talk until a later date, and that occurred on Saturday.

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According to Johnson, a source described the conversation between management and Wade as positive, and part of the discussion focused on what the 2017-18 roster might look like.

Wade owns a $23.8 million player option for next season, which must be exercised by June 27, and the Bulls still believe the 14-year NBA veteran will pick it up. The Bulls are also expected to keep point guard Rajon Rondo past the June 30 deadline, which will fully guarantee his $13.39 million salary for the 2017-18 season.

The Bulls could have a significant amount of room under the projected $101 million salary cap in July, but they will likely end up operating as an over-the-cap team with Wade and Rondo returning, as well as the free-agent cap hold for Nikola Mirotic on the books.

-- Nick Silva