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Carmelo Anthony Explains How Shocked He Was Dwyane Wade Left Heat for Bulls

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Who would of thought that we would see Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade on different teams this offseason? New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is one of the many who are still shocked by the moves.

As he tells ESPN, Melo says he was "shocked" and still can't believe that Wade left the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls. 

"I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from a standpoint it was just hard to see. It's hard to see some players in different uniforms and he's one of those guys who I never thought I would see in a different uniform other than Miami. But it happened, and I got a chance to talk to him and sit down with him and really dig deep about his feelings and what happened. He's at peace now. And when he's at peace, I'm at peace with it."

Wade ended up signing a two-year deal with the Bulls to go to his hometown, as the Heat were offering much less money than he had been asking for.

Carmelo was close to joining the Bulls two offseasons ago, but ultimately decided to stay home and resign with New York. Anthony acknowledges that these decisions like the one Wade made are very, very tough.

"I don't think the masses really understand how difficult those decisions are," Anthony said. "And what goes into those decisions. And as athletes what's going through our mind during those decisions. A lot of people think we can just wake up and we can just make those decisions -- it's not that easy."

-- Josh Dhani

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