Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Cleveland trades D-Wade back to Miami

Cleveland trades D-Wade back to Miami

ESPN announced today in a three-team deal that Wade is being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat.

The Cavs began their shocking overhaul by sending the disappointing Thomas along with forward Channing Frye and one of their two first-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr. It then moved Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and Iman Shumpert in a three-team deal to bring back both Rodney Hood and George Hill.

Dwyane Wade was on his way to Cleveland's practice facility Thursday afternoon when he found out in a text message from his agent he was being reunited with the Miami Heat.

James and Wade played together in Miami from 2010-14, winning a pair of National Basketball Association titles. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Cavs have traded the veteran shooting guard to the Miami Heat, the same team he spent the first 13 years of his National Basketball Association career with.

The most decorated player in Heat history, seemingly lost forever in the foul tide of free agency, is returning to AmericanAirlines Arena for what certainly will be the last stop of his National Basketball Association career. Love you my guy!

Wade spent a majority of his career in Miami, where he was drafted in 2003, before parting ways with them in 2016 when he made a decision to join his hometown Chicago Bulls.

This is shocking considering his relationship with LeBron James and many felt the two would reignite their championship winning ways in the Land.

The #Cleveland Cavaliers just blew up their entire roster, trading nearly all their backcourt players and bringing in fresh talent to help them make a push to the NBA Finals. The All- Star forward wished Dwyane Wade well after hearing news that he was being traded to Miami.

But one player who did not get traded reacted nearly immediately to the news.

Since then, the team has chose to look for younger talent and the Heat acquired Wade. Much like Jarnell Stokes in 2016, the Skyforce retain that player's rights because Hammons has logged at least ten games of service on assignment in Sioux Falls. The Cavs will go on without him, and they'll be better equipped to win a title following Thursday trades that did not involve Wade at all. They hoped to make another run together in Cleveland, but the Cavs are third in the Eastern Conference, seven games behind the Boston Celtics and only four games out of falling out of the playoff picture altogether.

James has reacted on Instagram to the move.

Wade is Miami's franchise leader in points (20,221), assists (4,944), steals (1,414), and games played (855).

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