This is the remix… Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are back together again for another run at an NBA Championship.
According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, as soon as Wade, who was waived by the Chicago Bulls earlier on this week clears waivers, he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dwyane Wade plans to sign with Cleveland once he clears waivers on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 26, 2017
The Vertical’s Shams Charania has reported that the contract will be one-year, $2.3M veterans minimum.
Sources: Dwyane Wade has reached agreement on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 26, 2017
Wade spent the first thirteen years of his career with the Miami Heat, winning three NBA Championships including two with LeBron.
Wade spent last season with his hometown Chicago Bulls, averaging 18.3 points per game.
The 35-year-old is far from his prime, but can still be an effective scoring option for the Cavaliers along with bringing some much needed veteran leadership and Playoff experience to a team that’s hoping to get past the revamped Boston Celtics roster and reaching the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year.
For the Cavs, replacing Kyrie Irving with Wade, Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose isn’t a bad haul.
With James, Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul all now hitting free agency in 2018, this could be the first step of a potential Banana Boat reunion team.
ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin has reported that the Cavs will cut a non-guaranteed training camp invitee to make room for Wade, who is expected to clear waivers tomorrow.