NBA: Dwyane Wade to return to Miami, as Cleveland agrees to trade — report


Posted at Feb 09 2018 02:19 AM | Updated as of Feb 09 2018 02:55 AM

Dwyane Wade hopes to finish his career where it all started — in Miami. Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Dwyane Wade is on his way back to where it all began — in South Beach.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are sending the future Hall of Famer back to the Miami Heat via trade,'s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted on Thursday, part of a flurry of changes the Cavaliers made as the trade deadline neared, hoping they would help LeBron James extend his dominance in the Eastern Conference and convince him to return next season.

At 36 years old, Wade is in the twilight of his career.

He is averaging a career-low 11.2 points and started only thrice for Cleveland, a team he joined in the off-season hoping he and James could rekindle their success during their title years in Miami.

Wade played his first 13 seasons in the league with Miami, where he won 3 championships. He moved to his hometown Chicago in the 2016-17 season, before joining James in Cleveland.

But that didn't come to fruition, and now the Cavaliers have elected to inject fresh legs into a team that has languished behind the well-coached Boston Celtics and the cohesive and deep Toronto Raptors in the East

Minutes earlier, Cleveland landed Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Los Angeles Lakers; Rodney Hood from Utah; and George Hill from Sacramento.

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