Wade, LeBron reunion?
BOCA RATON, Florida. (AP):
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are on the brink of becoming teammates again. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the clear front-runners to sign Wade once he becomes a free agent later this week, a source with knowledge of the situation claimed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because no deals have been finalised.
Wade cannot clear waivers until 5 p.m. today, the time when his buyout by the Chicago Bulls will be completed. Sometime presumably not very long after that, the belief is Wade will announce that he has decided to reunite with his former Miami teammate and join the Cavaliers, according to the source.
James and Wade have been friends since entering the NBA together in 2003, and were teammates with the Heat for four seasons from 2010 through 2014. They won two titles together and went to the NBA Finals in each of those seasons, and remained close even after James left Miami for a return to his hometown team in Cleveland.
And now they'll almost certainly reunite, after Wade spent one year with his hometown team.
Wade said earlier this week that Oklahoma City, Cleveland and Miami were places he would consider signing.
"Whatever Dwyane does, it's never, ever going to change how I feel about him, or about our hopes for where he ends up eventually," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said yesterday after Miami's first practice of the season.