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Dwyane Wade | Guard/Forward | #9

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Dwyane Wade scored 15 points in just 12 minutes against the Magic on Friday, adding two rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer.
He was crafty with his bucket-getting all preseason and perhaps the demise of Wade has been greatly exaggerated. At 35 and on a team that has already been open about resting players, the Cavs will likely be taking it easy on Wade throughout the regular season. While he'll have his fair share of great games, he could be an annoying player to own with the DNPs coming this season. Oct 13 - 10:18 PM

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Dwyane Wade was in the starting lineup on Tuesday and hit 1-of-7 shots in 27 minutes to finish with four points, four rebounds, two steals and nothing else.

He's still rusty and learning the ropes with his new team, and his health is a huge issue. However, he has chemistry with LeBron James and could be a sneaky late fantasy flier as long as long as you're prepared with the various random days off that are surely coming.
Oct 10 - 10:28 PM

Tyronn Lue confirmed on Monday that Dwyane Wade will be the starting shooting guard in Cleveland this season, shifting J.R. Smith to the second unit.

This was the expected move when Wade signed with Cleveland, but now we have official confirmation from the head coach. With the Cavs solely focused on a lengthy postseason run, Wade will assuredly see more than a handful of random rest days, so he could be an annoying guy to own this season. As for Smith, the move to the second unit isn't great, but he should still be a solid source of triples in fantasy hoops.
Oct 9 - 3:07 PM

The Cavaliers will rest six players on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Derrick Rose and J.R. Smith are resting, while LeBron James (ankle), Isaiah Thomas (hip) and Iman Shumpert (foot) are out with injuries. The regular season can't get here quick enough.
Oct 8 - 1:34 PM

Dwyane Wade scored 20 points with five rebounds, one steal and four turnovers in 22 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

After an offseason full of wine toasts and social media vacation posts, Wade is still a heck of a basketball player at age 36. He even had a reverse dunk in this game and another dunk in transition. Still, the Cavs haven't been shy about saying they're likely going to limit their vets to be ready for the postseason, so Wade may be annoying to own in fantasy despite the new NBA rest rules.
Oct 6 - 11:14 PM

Dwyane Wade finished his Cavs' preseason debut with seven points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal, before sitting out the second half.

Cleveland is going to give Wade just enough preseason minutes to acclimate him to his teammates, and no more. The Cavs have plenty of wing depth with J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver, so they can afford to be cautious with the 35-year-old Wade throughout the regular season. Reduced minutes and sporadic DNPs make him more of a late-round target.
Oct 4 - 9:34 PM

Dwyane Wade said he's hopeful of retiring with the Heat.

"Miami, the door's always unlocked," Wade said. "One day I want to retire in a Miami Heat jersey. I don't know how that will happen, but I definitely want to make sure that when I decide to hang it up, that jersey is on. Whether it's being back there or signing a one-day deal like Paul Pierce, I want to make sure that I go out the way I came in." Wade will be 36 when his one-year deal with the Cavs ends, but a potential return to Miami means he would have to leave his best friend, LeBron James, behind.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 9:39 AM

Dwyane Wade has signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cavaliers.

He is expected to report to the Wednesday night practice. The 12-tme All-Star gave back $8 million of his $23.8 million salary to reach a buyout agreement, and he'll join his friend LeBron James as they look to get back to the NBA Finals. Wade is 35 years old and will certainly have his minutes restricted, making it tough to target him in fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 27 - 5:11 PM

Dwyane Wade has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavs.

Wade made it clear that he wanted to sign with a contender in his age-36 season and that he also wanted to be a significant part of the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see what his role looks like in Cleveland. His arrival could result in J.R. Smith being bumped from the starting five, and Love won't see quite the same uptick in usage we initially expected after the Kyrie Irving trade. Getting to the Finals at 100 percent healthy will be a priority for the Cavs this year, so expect Wade's maintenance plan to include some sort of minutes restrictions and DNPs on back-to-back sets.
Sep 26 - 5:28 PM

Dwyane Wade is "nearing a commitment to sign with Cleveland and could finalize a decision as soon as Wednesday," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski‏.

The Cavs were the heavy favorites to land Wade once it was announced he had agreed to a buyout with the Bulls. He may very well be named the team's starting shooting guard, but the Cavs backcourt is now extremely crowded, with J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Iman Shumpert and Wade all competing for court time. Wade averaged 29.9 minutes per game last season, but will see his playing time significantly reduced in Cleveland. As a result, Wade's fantasy value takes a hit, making him an unappealing pick before the later rounds.
Sep 26 - 12:08 PM

TNT reporter David Aldridge said there is a "strong belief" that the Cavaliers are still the frontrunner to sign Dwyane Wade.

Wade is also expected to talk with the Heat, Spurs and Thunder, but this should be a relatively quick process with training camps starting this week. Wade's arrival in Cleveland would take minutes away from J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver and Iman Shumpert, and he could also run some offense with Isaiah Thomas (hip) opening the season on the sidelines. He's still just a late-round pick in fantasy at this point in his career.
Sep 25 - 9:28 AM

Dwyane Wade and the Bulls have agreed to a contract buyout.

Wade was owed $23.8 million but he'll leave approximately $8 million on the table in the buyout, which allows him to sign elsewhere as a free agent. With training camps imminent it shouldn't take long for Wade to strike a new deal -- Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Cavs are the "clear frontrunner," but the Spurs, Heat and Thunder are also mentioned as possibilities.
Sep 24 - 9:37 PM

Bulls executive vice president John Paxson said the team is open to a buyout for Dwyane Wade only if it's "advantageous" for the franchise.

This means Wade would have to give up a significant portion of his $23.8 million salary if he wants to leave. The Bulls haven't talked to Wade directly about a buyout, but they've "had dialogue with Wade’s representatives." The Bulls are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league and the 35-year-old Wade doesn't want to throw a whole season away, so it seems more likely than not that he will be bought out. If not, expect them to shop Wade aggressively before the February deadline.
Sep 21 - 11:50 AM

According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Dwyane Wade is hoping the Bulls approach him with a reasonable buyout offer.

It's no secret that the 35-year old Wade wants to leave the rebuilding Bulls for a team capable of competing for a championship. However, Chicago has let it be known they will only agree to a buyout if it is "advantageous for the organization." One primary reason the Bulls would want to hold onto Wade, even if he's unhappy, is that his large, expiring contract could be a valuable trade chip at the deadline in February.
Sep 16 - 9:19 AM

Dwyane Wade confirmed that he plans to report to training camp in Chicago later this month.

There has been rampant speculation that the Bulls will buy out the final year of Wade's contract. However, Chicago has maintained that they would only do is it were "advantageous for the organization." On Thursday, Wade said he has not yet talked to the Bulls front office about a potential arrangement. "When the time is right for me and the Chicago Bulls organization to sit down and talk about the future, we will do that," said Wade.
Sep 8 - 9:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic