In a flurry of moves before the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers basically traded anyone not named LeBron or now injured to try and rebuild their roster and salvage the season. Wade played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three National Basketball Association titles - two of them with LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers traded guard Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat on Thursday for a "heavily" protected second-round pick, according to ESPN.
After almost two years, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade has returned home.
Cleveland made a series of trades Thursday to reshape its roster, and James took to Instagram to say goodbye to his close friend.
Wade is finally going home. 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.
Rose, who has played in NY and Cleveland since being traded in the summer of 2016, will be calling Utah home as he's part of a three-team deal with the Jazz and Kings. They sit at 29-26 and are now No. 7 in the East. Wade's veteran presence will help a rather young array of guards in Miami. Much like he did with the Chicago Bulls, Wade wanted to help lead a team back to the NBA Finals again.
The deal was eventually bought out and enabled Wade to sign with the Cavs prior to this season. Consumed by by a feeling of disappointment and under-appreciation, Wade closed out his 13-year chapter with the organization that had drafted him fifth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft.