NBA Notes: Dwyane Wade Reportedly Leaving Heat for Hometown Bulls

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and going home to Chicago after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Bulls on Wednesday night, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized before Thursday, when the NBA's offseason moratorium on player movement is lifted.

Wade met with the Heat on Wednesday in New York, as well as representatives from the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks before finalizing his decision. It mirrors, in some respects, the decision Wade's close friend LeBron James made when he left Miami two summers ago to go back to his northeast Ohio roots in Cleveland.

In James' case, it was a return to the place where he spent his first seven pro seasons. In Wade's case, it's a totally new chapter and comes after three championships and 12 All-Star appearances in Miami.

He was the face of the franchise, Miami's leader in most major statistical categories. And now, the era ends.

Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.

Rockets: Nene reportedly agrees to 1-year deal
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with Nene on a one-year, $2.9 million deal.

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The Rockets and Nene came to agreement on Wednesday to help the team address the departure of center Dwight Howard. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.

Nene averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season. When healthy, the Brazilian remains a formidable presence in the paint who can give the offensive-minded Rockets some needed toughness.

Howard left after three tumultuous seasons in Houston to sign with his hometown Atlanta Hawks.

Pacers: Team acquires forward Evans from Mavs, per AP souece
DALLAS -- Two people with knowledge of the deal say Dallas is trading forward Jeremy Evans and cash to Indiana to give the Mavericks more space under the salary cap.

The Mavericks are trying to clear room to add center Andrew Bogut after agreeing to a trade with Golden State, one of the people told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because trades can't be official until league business resumes at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Thursday.

Dallas has also reached agreements with point guard Deron Williams and Golden State's Harrison Barnes. The small forward will become an unrestricted free agent when the Warriors renounce their rights to him to clear cap room for the addition of Kevin Durant.

The Evans trade was first reported by The Vertical (see full story).

Warriors: Brown hired as assistant to replace Walton
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have hired former Cleveland and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown as an assistant on coach Steve Kerr's staff.

The Warriors announced Wednesday that Brown will replace Luke Walton, who left to become the Lakers' coach.

Brown has a 347-216 career record in eight seasons. He took the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2007 and won Coach of the Year in 2008-09 after helping Cleveland win 66 games.

Brown was also an assistant in San Antonio when Kerr played for the Spurs.

Golden State also signed second-round pick Patrick McCaw. McCaw was selected 38th overall in last month's draft by Milwaukee before the Warriors bought his rights for about $2.4 million.

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