Dwyane Wade is leaning heavily toward the Cavaliers as his new team once he clears waivers and may have already decided on a reunion with LeBron James, league sources with knowledge of Wade’s thinking told cleveland.com.
Wade, 35, a 12-time All-Star and close friend to LeBron James, is expected to clear waivers Wednesday, when he is free to sign with any team. Wade, 35, agreed to a contract buyout with Chicago Bulls over the weekend after one season with the team. The 12-time All-Star won two of his three NBA championships alongside longtime friend LeBron James with the Miami Heat.
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James, who worked out with Wade earlier this month, said Monday at media day that he would “love” to have Wade on the Cavs.
Wade has given no indication publicly what he will do, and at least three teams — the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and his old team the Miami Heat — are interested in him. His agent is taking calls from those teams and others, and Wade told the Associated Press he would do his due diligence as well.
Cavs sources would confirm the team’s interest in Wade, but nothing more.
Wade averaged 18.3 points and shot 31 percent from 3-point range for the Bull slast season — his second-highest shooting percentage from beyond the arc on the third-most 3-point attempts per game (2.4) of his 15-year career.