Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler to come off bench Friday following rant

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Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler had their say. Butler summed it up this way:

“Mother——- just got to care if we win or lose. At the end of the day, do whatever it takes to help the team win.”

Rajon Rondo had his say, calling out the “leadership” of Wade and Butler. Plenty around the team thought Rondo was right in what he said (not how he decided to say it).

The GM “admonished the players” so management had it say. But the organization was not done — Wade and Butler are not starting Friday night against Miami due to their rant, Fred Hoiberg said pregame. From Vincent Goodwill of CSNChicagoc.com.

Rondo said at shootaround he was fined by the team.

Wade and Butler both stated that they have a lot of respect for Rondo, but all parties seemed to want to move on. Butler put it best at shootaround: If the team starts winning games after this, people will credit this outburst, keep losing and they will blame it.

Either way, I wouldn’t bet on Rondo being on the Bulls much past the trade deadline, one way or another. He was likely gone pre-rant because of his play, this sealed his fate.