Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg spoke about Dwyane Wade for the first time since his signing became official Friday, saying that he is exited to add the veteran to a roster that already includes Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“I’m really excited to get him on board,” Hoiberg said. “Obviously, he’s a guy with championship experience and gives us another playmaker on the floor. I’ve been watching a lot of film to see how to best utilize the talents of the players on our roster.
“Dwyane is a tough matchup for opposing teams with him and Jimmy (Butler) on the wings and Rajon (Rondo) at the point. A lot of how we attack will be based on matchups and who the defender is and whose hands we’re going to put the ball in to make plays.”
Hoiberg then went on to discuss the specific attributes Wade brings to the game.
“He’s so good at getting in the paint,” Hoiberg said. “He has a great floater and runner. He shot the 3 at a very high rate in the playoffs last year. He gives us another guy who can make plays. That’s huge.
“We have multiple playmakers now, multiple guys who can get in the paint. We do have floor spacing on this team. It will be important to have guys who can knock down shots.”
Wade, 34, signed with the Bulls after spending 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. He averaged 19.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds while leading Miami to the second round of the playoffs last season.