Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade out for season with elbow fracture

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is out for the rest of regular season after an MRI revealed he has a small fracture and a sprain in his right elbow.

Wade suffered the injury when going up for a rebound attempt and getting tangled up with Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph. He was then seen sporting a sling on his right arm in the locker room post-game and gave grim answers to reporters that indicated something greater was wrong than initially expected. He is averaging 18.8 points in his first season with the hometown Bulls after spending his first 13 campaigns in Miami. The Bulls are now a game behind the Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Back in the 2014-15 season, Jimmy Butler missed 11 games with an elbow strain. It started back in January, when Wade and Jimmy Butler called out their teammates for what they said was a lack of effort. How symbolic of utter failure and false hope constructed by the brass, lying about "getting younger and more athletic" - which I will never stop referencing because that con is inexcusable.

With 14 games remaining, there's far more questions than answers, which was the case for the Bulls even before Wade's injury.

Wade will reportedly return to the doctor in a week to re-evaluate his elbow injury and progress in rehab.

Wade's return to his hometown of Chicago was a odd one from the start.

There is ample evidence that some players on the Bulls are ready for larger roles, especially without Wade's half-court strengths on offense. "That's why I said, "Put this thing on loop, guys - this is how we want to play.' We were sharing it, we were making the unselfish play, it wasn't sticking in guys' hands". I'm going to reach out to him. "A lot of it also depends on how much money you're willing to make". Wade, however, has said he holds no ill-will toward Rondo.

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