Once Dwyane Wade clears waivers on Wednesday he will officially sign a one-year $2.3 million dollar veteran’s minimum contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade will once again team up with old teammate and best friend Lebron James with whom he won two championships as members of the Miami Heat. The Cavs will have to cut a non-guaranteed contract to make room for Wade on the 20-man training camp roster. The most likely candidate appears to be veteran big man Kendrick Perkins who was signed to a training camp invite last week. This will give Cleveland until the start of the regular season to move a guaranteed contract to make room for Wade on the 15-man regular season roster. Head coach Tyronn Lue will certainly have his hands full trying to fit all of the new pieces in place.
“Anytime you get new pieces and new players, it’s always challenging, but I’m up for the challenge, and so are the players,” he said. “We will figure it out. It will be a good year for us.”
Wade spent his first 13 seasons with the Heat, leading Miami to the NBA title in 2006.
Wade is a 12-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion, 2009 scoring champion and eight-time All-NBA player.