Dwyane Wade never envisioned it playing out like this, on his third team in as many seasons after spending his first 13 with the Miami Heat. But he said Tuesday he is at peace with his career arc, including this current run with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"It's different," the Heat’s all-time scoring leader said before facing the Heat at Quicken Loans Arena. "Obviously, you don't know what’s going to happen from day to day. This career path we all chose in the NBA, you just don’t know what’s going to happen with it.

"For me, I'm OK and I'm content with what I've done for 13 years. Did I think it was gonna shake out this way? No. But I’m not sitting here crying about it neither."

Wade left the Heat for the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 offseason after seemingly acrimonious free-agent negotiations. He then received a buyout from the second year of his Bulls contract in September and moved on to join former Heat teammate LeBron James with the Cavaliers.

"I understand that's how things go," he said of being on the move. "The decisions I made -- and I made the decisions, so it’s fine. I look back on my 13 years [with the Heat] and said, 'Man, we did some special, special things.' It’s an amazing chapter in my life and a big part of what I’ve become and who I am.

"I don't look back at nothing but the good times. I don't look back at the bad ones."

At 35, Wade said it is only logical to take his career at this stage year by year.