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This Is Reportedly Why The Cavs Traded Dwyane Wade

09 February, 2018, 05:19 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Nov 7 2017 Cleveland OH USA Cleveland Cavaliers forward Le Bron James and guard Dwyane Wade stand on the court in the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Cavaliers' recent on-court struggles and reported locker-room strife always meant deadline day was likely to be busy, and the team's rash of moves - bringing in Jordan Clarkson, George Hill and Rodney Hood on the perimeter alone - put his place in the rotation in jeopardy.

Miami Police, Miami Beach Police and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez all tweeted about Wade's return to the Heat. In the end, they sent out a bevy of players that included Isaiah Thomas, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder. On the floor, losing Wade won't move the needle much for Cleveland.

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired guard Dwyane Wade from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a protected 2024 second-round draft pick.

According to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds, Wade said he intends to suit up Friday when the Heat host Milwaukee Bucks because he "doesn't want to make the fans wait any longer".

LeBron James endorsed the trade on Instagram on Thursday, saying he was happy for Wade. Dwyane Wade, at 36 years old, brings a much needed superstar veteran presence to a roster that has not seen much change since his departure back in 2016.

The Cavs coaching staff was considering reducing Dwyane Wade's playing time and he's been agitating for a return "home" to Miami in the future, sources said. He is averaging 11.2 points, 3.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. And he gets to play for a playoff team in the city he loves. But before today's National Basketball Association trade deadline, Miami's situation wasn't looking too promising.

With six-year veteran shooting guard Dion Waiters out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to fix a lingering ankle injury, Wade will nearly immediately bring life back to the Miami Heat, whose light has dimmed out after a hot start to the season.


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