Dwyane Wade has returned to Miami after being traded by the Cavs as part of the team’s massive makeover, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Wade, who joined the Cavs in September after leaving Chicago, was traded on Thursday for a heavily protected second-round pick. He was averaging a career-low 11.2 points per game this season.
Wade being traded comes as a surprise since he’s an aging player with minimal value and few expected him to depart given his relationship with LeBron James.
James endorsed the trade on Instagram, saying he was happy for Wade.
Wade will return to South Florida where he won the league’s scoring title in the 2008-09 season averaging 30.2 points per game.
The Cavaliers also traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and Iman Shumpert for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill and Rodney Hood in two other trades on Thursday.