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NBA loud links: Dwayne Wade signs with Chicago Bulls; plus free-agent tracker and analysis

Dwayne Wade shocks the Miami Heat by signing a free agent deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

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Free-agency 2016's opening week will forever live as a revolutionary happening that spun the NBA universe into unprecedented chaos. Historical contracts were doled out with impunity; a new "super team" was born; and tenured superstars eschewed career-long loyalties in search of greater gain --all prior to the July 7 moratorium period end.

In a shocking trend, the latest future hall-of-famer to part with the only professional team he's known is Dwayne "Flash" Wade. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Wednesday that Wade agreed to a two-year deal worth $47.5 million with the revamped Chicago Bulls. This effectively ends the three-time NBA Champion's stellar 13-year career as Miami's franchise icon.

"This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice." Dwayne Wade on his choice to leave the Heat for Chicago.

Prior to his departure, rumors surfaced Wade was unhappy with Heat management for failing to oblige a guaranteed third contract year during negotiations. As talks soured in South Beach, Wade opted to return to the city that raised him. After being drafted fifth overall by Miami in 2003, Wade leaves behind a decorated Heat legacy that includes:12 All-Star selections, five NBA Finals appearances, two All-Star MVP awards, three NBA championships and one NBA Finals MVP.  Wade also holds several individual career records for the Heat.

D-Wade's deal with Chicago officially end-caps the most unpredictable week in league history. Now that Wade is back in the windy city, here's a look at other key transactions from Wednesday.

As part of the Wade signing, both Jose Calderon and Mike Dunleavy Jr. were traded by Chicago to open salary-cap space. Calderon, 34, was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers for two future second-round draft picks, while Dunleavy Jr. is now a Cleveland Cavalier.

Dwayne Wade's open letter to fans regarding his decision to become a Bull.

Wednesday nght, the Associated Press released future hall of famer Dwayne Wade's letter explaining his thought process in signing with Chicago.

Following 13 brilliant seasons with the Heat, now Wade's a Chicago Bull.

SB Nation has the scoop on Dwayne Wade officially signing with the Chicago Bulls.

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Best remaining available NBA free agents.

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