Pat Riley comments on Dwyane Wade joining the Chicago Bulls

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Dwyane Wade was finally unveiled as the latest member of the Chicago Bulls franchise this morning as he signed up to what has been reported as a two-year deal.

The shooting guard left the Miami Heat in a move that shocked the NBA following 13 highly successful years with the franchise from Florida.

Nobody ever really expected the regular All-Star to leave the only team he has ever represented in the NBA, but feelings were hurt during negotiations and Wade decided to return home and ply his trade for the team he idolised as a kid.

On Saturday, Pat Riley spoke about Wade for the second time since he left the Sunshine State, and his thoughts were chronicled in a series of tweets by the Palm Beach Post's Jason Lieser.

Riley admitted that Wade's decision 'floored' him, before saying he is going to 'miss' what he might have had planned for the guard and admitted he should've 'gotten in a canoe and paddled to The Mediterranean' to keep hold of their star name.

However, the chance has gone and it is time to move on. Two of Miami's former big three have left the American Airlines Arena and it is time for Riley to focus his attentions around Hassan Whiteside, who did re-sign with the organisation.

With Luol Deng and Joe Johnson also departing, it will certainly be different in the dressing room next season. Hopefully, they can get Chris Bosh back on the floor, but the current signs are that is it too early to get too excited.

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