Cleveland Cavaliers trade Dwyane Wade to Miami Heat

Jonathan Hernandez
February 9, 2018

A trade from the Cavaliers on Thursday will bring him back to the 305, where he helped the Heat win three National Basketball Association championships, including back-to-back titles as part of the Big Three in 2013 and 2014. It then moved Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and Iman Shumpert in a three-team deal to bring back both Rodney Hood and George Hill.

Miami Police, Miami Beach Police and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez all tweeted about Wade's return to the Heat.

Wade, who averaged 11.2 points per game, the lowest of his career, will get to finish his phenomenal career with his long-term team, the Miami Heat.

As part of a massive team makeover, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Wade to the Heat before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, sources said.

In their third major trade of the day, the Cavaliers are sending Dwyane Wade, LeBron James' best friend, to the place where they played together for four seasons - Miami.

In their attempt to get younger and more athletic, it just seemed that Wade no longer fit. Shelburne reported on Thursday that Cavs GM Koby Altman consulted with James before the trade, making sure he understood why they were doing the deal. However, Wade played well in wine and gold after a rocky start, eventually settling into his role coming off the bench and acting as a primary ball handler in second units.

"We're going home!" Union said. 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. 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.

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