With all the buzz that the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks have created this summer in piecing together their so-called 'super teams', perhaps the significance of what's happened in Chicago has gone under the radar somewhat.
Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo have arrived in the Windy City to create a dream backcourt at the United Center and while the duo are both north of 30, they do have four NBA titles between them.
Jimmy Butler, the young pillar of the organisation, has revealed what he said to Miami Heat legend Wade prior to his arrival in Chicago.
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"I said look man, I'm okay with whatever role you want me to play," Butler told CSN's Vincent Goodwill about talking to Wade before the 13-year veteran shocked the NBA world by signing in Chicago. "I don't care what role I'm supposed to play, whose team it is, you come here, we'll win games."
Butler called the trio of himself, Wade and Rondo "the three Alphas", and admitted he will lean heavily on their combined experience that has produced four NBA titles in the pursuit of their own.
"That's why I wanted him here, that's why I wanted Rondo here," Butler told Goodwill. "Because they've done it, they know what it takes. I want them to show me. If I'm not listening, make me listen."
Butler is now likely to operate at the three spot with Rondo and Wade for company, but at 6'7", the 26-year-old has plenty of size and attributes to play a forward spot.
The swingman is certainly one of the best two-way players in the league today and he is fully invested in the project the Bulls are building
"Moving forward, I'm gonna do my best, whatever it takes to help us win games," he said. "I don't think people understand how serious I am when I say I want to ... win a championship. I'm not playing."
Are Chicago serious contenders now?