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Dwyane Wade is finally, officially, a Chicago Bulls player.

The deal has been known for some time, but it was not until this morning that it was made official by the franchise as the shooting guard put pen to paper on what is reportedly a two-year deal with his hometown team.

After 13 highly successful years with the Miami Heat, it is time for a new chapter in his life and the 34-year-old recently said that Chi-Town was the only place he could imagine playing basketball that wasn't South Beach.

The Sunshine State became a home away home for Wade; he won three championships - including Miami's first - was the 2006 Finals MVP, chosen for 12 All-Star games and has been in eight All-NBA teams.

But now the future looks very different. In a short video message posted onto the team's Twitter page, he expressed his excitement about playing at the United Center - an arena he'd always dreamed of playing in - and getting started on life with the Bulls.

Alongside Jimmy Butler and fellow new addition Rajon Rondo, there is a new 'big three' in Illinois, and the trio of backcourt stars will shoulder most of the burden of taking the team back to the playoffs after last year's disappointment.

Coach Fred Hoiberg will be under pressure having missed out on postseason action in his rookie year and he will be praying the 'big three' can strike up an understanding from the off.

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Rondo's passing style should certainly help bring the best out Butler and Wade, however, there are concerns over their lack of three-point shooting options in the backcourt.

The point guard and Wade are both players who prefer to drive to the basket with neither being entirely comfortable from behind the arc, and Butler's 31.2 percent success rate isn't that of a natural.

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