Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cavs were looking at reducing Wade's playing time, and he had been "agitating for a return" to Miami at some point.
That's a whole lot of payoff for one deal involving a 36-year-old guard who started just three games for Cleveland this year, but Wade has never been about the numbers alone.
Obviously, there's going to be more to this story as it breaks. What prompted Wade's departure to the windy city was the Heat's total disregard for re-signing the superstar that had brought the city of Miami its first three championships.
Pat Riley, LeBron James and Gabrielle Union have all expressed joy for Wade - and so did the Miami PD. Wade played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three National Basketball Association titles _ two of them with LeBron James. It will be interesting to see how Wade is received back in Miami and what his role will be moving forward.
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Bach added: "The privilege to be invited requires more than just the absence of a sanction". "The IOC Commission has taken a shameful decision".
Now comes this absolutely shocking trade.
The "situation" that Anthony is referring to would be the tough negotiation that Wade had with Heat ownership back in July 2016. "I walked away and I felt better about everything, without even getting into anything". Wade continues to be a different player as his career progresses, but the veteran swingman can still contribute on the right team.
"I can't wait to get back to my environment", Wade said.
For many years, it appeared that two of the best players to come out of Chicago in the last generation in the National Basketball Association would be calling one place their home for the majority of their careers.