Dwyane Wade is one of the most respected veterans in the whole NBA, and that is certainly one of the reasons his hometown franchise, the Chicago Bulls, decided to bring him home.
The shooting guard has won three NBA titles during his career and has made 12 All-Star appearances.
Now 34, he has plenty of wisdom to impart to the younger generation. However, he is careful to do so without treading on his coach's toes, or the leader of the team, Jimmy Butler.
So, is that something he plans to do during practice?
"No question," Wade said after Saturday's practice. "That’s one of the reasons I’m here as well. One of the reasons they were interested in me is because of what I come with from the standpoint of being there. I’ve been to five Finals and have a lot of experience. Sitting down with [Hoiberg] talking about all our young guys and what they can learn from me and also Jimmy [Butler] as well and [Rajon] Rondo as well.
"As I said in my post, it’s about us policing each other, us three leaders but also passing it down to other guys. So, yes, he gave myself -- and I’m sure he gave Rondo and Jimmy -- carte blanche to be able to say the things we need to say, but at the same time respect what coach is doing and respect what coach is saying and find your times to talk."
Fred Hoiberg has given Wade the licence to stop practice whenever he feels - within reason - so he can give feedback to his young teammates.
Let's hope he doesn't undermine anyone in the process.