Younger players on the Chicago Bulls want to see more of Dwyane Wade on the practice floor.
Taj Gibson said the issue came up during Friday’s team meeting, which was called in the wake of critical comments made by Wade and Jimmy Butler following Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
“That’s one of the things in the meeting: Young guys just want a little bit more from him,” Gibson said, noting that Wade practiced Saturday. “And he brung it today. He pushed the young guys. And that’s a sign that that meeting did a little something.
“It’s all about positive. We’re not trying to have any negative aspects, anything like that. We got everybody against us right now. The only people who are going to help us out of this is ourselves. And we understand that. And [executive VP John Paxson] said it in the meeting yesterday, too.”
Wade and Butler began Chicago’s 100-88 loss to Miami on the bench as punishment for their comments.