Well, that was fast. Less than 72 hours after agreeing to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls, guard Dwyane Wade has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sources: Dwyane Wade has reached agreement on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 26, 2017
The deal will serve to reunite Wade, 35, with former teammate and long-time friend LeBron James, a player who was said to be instrumental in the deal. Wade reportedly received interest from the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, and Oklahoma City Thunder, but agreed to take the veteran’s minimum in Cleveland. It is expected the team will part with either forward Richard Jefferson or guard Jose Calderon to make room for Wade in the event a trade cannot be made to open the necessary roster space.
“I’m all for having more players, more depth, more dogs – guys that want to prove themselves,” said Tristan Thompson following Tuesday’s practice. “Definitely welcome him with open arms and if does show up I’ll tell him he was late for Media Day and give him some shit about it.”
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 26, 2017
Wade averaged 18 points per game for the Bulls last season, averaging 23.3 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game over his career.