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The Dwyane Wade signing is official

It's a done deal.

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It was a mere formality for the Bulls to officially announce the signing of Dwyane Wade, and they finally did so on Friday night before Wade left the country. The official Wade introduction will come when he returns:

Wade also delivered a message to Bulls fans upon signing:

Oh, yeah, Bulls GM Gar Forman delivered a short statement:

The replies to KC's tweet offer a somewhat amusing snapshot of how a decent portion of the fan base feels about signing an obviously past-his-prime Wade, but this is obviously still a damn big deal. Which makes it pretty hilarious that they chose to announce this at 9 p.m. local time on a Friday night. I know there were some logistical things to work out here, but Friday night news-dumping one of your biggest signings ever is pretty goofy.

Nevertheless, Dwyane Wade is officially a Bull, and it's going to take some time to get used to that. While I'm not thrilled with the direction the front office chose and I do worry about Wade's decline, seeing him in a Bulls uniform will still be a cool experience, even if it's like 6 years too late.

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is certainly excited about the addition, and KC got a few quotes from him:

In addition to the Wade signing, it appears Denzel Valentine is officially under contract now as well:

It's official! @chicagobulls

A photo posted by Denzel Valentine (@denzelvalentine) on

Valentine and the Summer Bulls play tonight in Vegas as they look to stay undefeated and advance in the tournament.