Dwyane Wade is heading back to the Miami Heat. The end of the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ midseason roster overhaul featured a few major moves, but the simplest trade involved flipping Wade to the team that drafted him back in 2003 for a second-round draft pick that won’t head to northeast Ohio until 2024.
For that reason, it seemed kind of obvious that the Cavs just wanted to send Wade somewhere because he wasn’t in their plans and they just wanted to get something back for him. Upon scanning the landscape, Cleveland made the decision to send him back to his hoops home, and now, Wade is back in Miami.
The move was something that made Gabrielle Union and LeBron James really happy for Wade, and as it turns out, Wade is stoked to get the chance to return home, partly because he always expected this to happen. Wade spoke to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press about his return and opened up about his desire to get back to his first basketball home.