After stating that a buyout involving Dwyane Wade is inevitable (we already knew that though), Friedell revealed an even juicier piece of Bulls gossip.
"The young players on the Bulls really can't stand Dwyane," ESPN's Nick Friedell said on "The Jump" on Tuesday. "It's no secret in Chicago, they have had enough."
According to Friedell, some of the Bulls youngsters were angered by Wade's comments, given that like many NBA veterans, he was often not a full participant in practices.
Here is the full video clip with the comments regarding Wade’s relationship with his younger teammates occurring around the three minute mark.
Wade, working in conjunction with Jimmy Butler, created tension in the Bulls locker room last season when they called out their young teammates for not working hard and not caring enough. These comments prompted Rajon Rondo’s now infamous rebuttal on Instagram.
For what it’s worth, Rondo recently won the National Basketball Players Association award for best Bulls teammate as voted for by each player on the team. Both Denzel Valentine and Bobby Portis earlier this summer praised Rondo as their favorite teammate.
One more tidbit from the video in case you didn’t watch the whole thing. Friedell once again backtracked on his earlier comments that a Wade buyout was imminent, instead describing the buyout situation as inevitable but more likely to occur in December or January than in the next few months.