ESPN Twelve-time NBA All-Star guard Dwyane Wade plans to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he clears waivers on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN. Wade, who agreed to a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, will be an unrestricted free agent and sign a one-year, $2.3 million veterans minimum deal to reunite with LeBron James, league sources said. Wade’s relationship with James, cemented over four seasons and two NBA titles together with the Miami Heat, pushed the Cavaliers past the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Miami in pursuit of Wade.
Reunited and it feels so good, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are back together, this time on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course, Dwyane Wade is now 35-years-old, and while he can still ball he needs to be used in small doses to be effective during this stage of his career. While the Heat no longer have Kyrie Irving after trading him to the Boston Celtics, and they may not be better than they were last year if Isiah Thomas is not 100% healthy due to a hop injury, the Cavs are certainly deeper after the additions of Dwyane Wade and Jae Crowder along with Thomas. If Thomas is healthy, the Cavs might be better than they were last season, even without Kyrie Irving. The questions will be, can they beat an improved Celtics team in the east, and challenge their mortal enemy Warriors in the NBA Finals?