Dwyane Wade RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dwyane Wade wants to remain as bench player after Thomas’ return

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade has found a role on the Cleveland Cavaliers that suits him well, and he wants to remain in it. Some feel that when Isaiah Thomas is cleared to play for the Cavs, Wade could fit in nicely next to him in the starting lineup. But Wade says he would prefer to remain as a bench..." December 05

  • Dwyane Wade thriving in 6th-man role for Cavaliers, not Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "They say opposites attract. And so it is that the Cavaliers face the Bulls on Monday. One team has won 11 straight games. The other has lost eight straight. One features Dwyane Wade coming off the bench, reinventing himself as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. One might have featured Wade..." December 04

  • Report: JR Smith, Channing Frye among Cavs who did not want Dwyane Wade

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James spilled some tea recently about the somewhat chilly reception best friend Dwyane Wade got upon his arrival in Cleveland this offseason, and now more details are trickling in about who exactly James was referring to. James told Jason Lloyd of The Athletic in a feature that ran on..." December 01

  • Dwyane Wade Unsure If Cavs Were Unanimous In Signing Him

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade was recruited by LeBron James to join him with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he's not sure if it was a move unanimously desired by the franchise. The addition of Wade initially moved J.R. Smith to a reserve role. “He wanted me here. I know that for a fact. I don’t know if the..." November 30

  • Wade exchanges jerseys with Haslem, 'I told him I love him'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat did not come out of Tuesday night's 108-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers empty handed. Well, at least tri-captain Udonis Haslem did not. As part of an emotional postgame gathering between Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade and several Heat players who were part of Wade's tenure in..." November 29

  • Wade not bothered by suiting up for 3 teams in 3 years

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "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..." November 28

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade not happy about David Fizdale firing

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are bothered by the news of David Fizdale’s firing by the Memphis Grizzlies. Shortly after news broke that Fizdale was being fired and replaced by assistant J.B. Bickerstaff, James sent the following tweet Wade added this: Fizdale was an assistant on Erik..." November 27

  • Erik Spoelstra: Dwyane Wade 'like the Twilight Zone' in Cleveland Cavaliers colors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade in a Chicago Bulls jersey was one thing. Those were cast as homecoming colors. But Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena is another story. Because that will have him in Cleveland Cavaliers colors alongside LeBron James. If anything, the Heat's three games last season against the..." November 27

  • Wade to star in Facebook docuseries

    Variety "Dwyane Wade is bringing a docu-series to Facebook’s Watch video platform that will provide a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s life off the court. The series, “BackCourt: Wade,” premieres Monday, Nov. 20, on Facebook, with new episodes to follow each Monday. The five-episode series was..." November 17

  • Cavs' trio of Wade/Korver/Frye key to team's recent success

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of their longest winning streak of the season. The Cavaliers finally crawled over .500 with Wednesday's convincing victory over the Charlotte Hornets. However, they trailed entering halftime and had a defensive rating of 131 during the first half while..." November 16

  • Dwyane Wade, Channing Frye say Cavaliers starters must play harder, better

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As things get worse for the Cavaliers, which certainly happened Sunday, the finger pointing has begun. "I mean, to be honest... we've gotta play harder," said reserve center Channing Frye, after the Cavs lost 117-115 to the depleted and, until this game, hapless Atlanta Hawks. "We have to..." November 06

  • Dwyane Wade: 'Nobody Afraid' to Play Cavs, 'Teams Come in Here to Whip Our Butt'

    Bleacher Report "In the wake of a disappointing 3-5 start, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade commented Friday on the lack of mystique surrounding the team. Despite the fact the Cavs have reached three consecutive NBA Finals, D-Wade noted that teams aren't worried about facing them right now, according to..." November 03

  • Dwyane Wade Doesn't Know How Heat Made 4 Straight Finals Amid 'Bad Marriage'

    Bleacher Report "With the Cleveland Cavaliers off to a sluggish 3-5 start, Dwyane Wade drew some parallels between this team and the Miami Heat squad that reached its fourth straight NBA Finals during the 2013-14 season. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Wade said that Heat team was like being in a "bad..." November 02

  • Report: Ty Lue never wanted to start Dwyane Wade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a poor start that continues to get worse this season. The Cavs have now lost four in a row and are 3-5 this season. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with the team, though there are a lot of potential issues. The Cavs have many new players and are..." November 02

  • Dwyane Wade out for Cavaliers, D'Angelo Russell doubtful for Brooklyn Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade will not play tonight against the Brooklyn Nets because of a left knee contusion, the team said. The Nets, meanwhile, have listed guard and former Ohio State standout D'Angelo Russell as doubtful for the game because of a right knee sprain. Wade, 35, came off the..." October 25

  • Gabrielle Union Admits She Wasn't Into 'Lurky' Dwyane Wade the 1st Time They Met

    Complex "Actress, J-Law corrector, and NSFW interviewee Gabrielle Union joined host James Corden (and Method Man) on The Late Late Show on Monday night. While there, she discussed how it wasn't exactly love at first sight with her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade. In the interview, Union recalled that..." October 24

  • Dwyane Wade Explains Why He’s Agreed to Come off the Bench

    SLAM Online "Dwyane Wade is averaging 5 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds throughout the Cavs’ first three games. After the wine & gold dropped a game to the Magic on Saturday night, Wade says he spoke to head coach Ty Lue about switching up the rotation. " October 24

  • Tom Brady Spelled Dwyane Wade’s Name Wrong When Personalizing A Copy Of ‘The TB12 Method’

    Dime Magazine "Dwyane Wade has had an incredible week. It hasn’t necessarily been a good week — he’s openly admitted that he’s still trying to figure out his role in Cleveland and went to the Cavs’ coaching staff because he felt it was best that he got moved to the bench — but it’s certainly been one that he..." October 24

  • Dwyane Wade asks to come off bench for Cavaliers

    Sporting News "Veteran guard Dwyane Wade has asked Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to use him off the bench, clearing the way for J.R. Smith to return to the defending Eastern Conference champions' starting lineup, according to multiple reports. "He thought it was best for the team and for him to come off the..." October 23

  • Wade says he still uncertain on what role is with Cavs

    ESPN "Three games into his Cleveland Cavaliers career, three-time champion Dwyane Wade admitted he is searching for his role with his new team following the Cavs' 114-93 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. "I'm trying to find it, man," Wade said after scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting..." October 22

  • Gabrielle Union Latest NBA Wife to (Maybe) Reveal Husband's Sexual Interests

    The Big Lead "Gabrielle Union appeared on Sway’s radio show this week. During the interview she talked about sexual “reciprocity.” This of course led to someone bringing up what Troy Barnes might call “butt stuff.” Union then said that more men like that than would ever admit it. At no point did she..." October 21

  • Wade: LeBron 'loves it' in Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As each new Cavalier entered the team's training facility in Independence for the first time, the same thing struck them. Former NBA MVPs, like Derrick Rose, three-time champions and 12-time All-Stars like Dwyane Wade, All-NBA talents like Isaiah Thomas, coveted "3 and D" wings like Jae..." October 15

  • Caron Butler "D-Wade Considered OKC, Lakers ... Before Signing w/ Cavs"

    TMZ "Dwyane Wade was REALLY close to heading west instead of reuniting with his bestie LeBron James this off-season ... so says ex-NBA star Caron Butler. TMZ Sports spoke with Tuff Juice about his convo with Wade before he made his decision to join the Cavs ... and he says Wade was seriously..." October 15

  • Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving's Cleveland shade

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s deadpan expression said it all when he was asked about former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving's disparaging remarks about Cleveland in comparison to his new home with the Boston Celtics. “Oh, I thought he was talking about Cleveland,” Lue said at the Cavs'..." October 13

  • Raja Bell says Dwyane Wade could be 'major distraction' for Cavs this season

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving, but retooled by bringing in several new players, most notably Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade. Wade was a late addition, signing with the Cavs shortly after reaching a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James actively recruited his former..." October 04

  • Dwyane Wade: LeBron started recruiting me right after Jimmy Butler trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James could read the writing on the wall, same as everybody else in the league — the second the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler this summer they were committed to a rebuild, and Dwyane Wade was not going to be a part of that. Wade had opted into the $23 million he was owed for the season, but a..." September 29

  • JR Smith Won’t Get Into ‘Blank-Measuring Contest’ with Dwyane Wade Over Starting Spot

    SLAM Online "JR Smith says he won’t get into a “blank-measuring contest” with newly acquired Dwyane Wade over the Cavs’ starting 2-spot. Smith added that while he hasn’t been told who will start, he doesn’t mind coming off the bench." September 29

  • Wade reaches one-year deal with Cavaliers

    New York Daily News "A reunion between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is happening. Wade, who was bought out by the Bulls this week after one season in Chicago, reached a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon, according to The Vertical. The 12-time All-Star, who was an unrestricted..." September 27

  • Wade didn't have impact Bulls had hoped, especially with younger teammates

    ESPN "The defining moment in Dwyane Wade's yearlong stint with the Chicago Bulls didn't come during a game. It came during a team meeting. After ripping his younger teammates following a Jan. 25 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, questioning just how much some in the group wanted to win, and dealing with the..." September 25

  • Bulls, Dwyane Wade Reach Buyout Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls and Dwyane Wade have reached an agreement on a buyout, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweets. The early favorites for Wade’s services are the Spurs, Cavaliers and Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Miami is currently positioned to pay him the most money this..." September 25

  • Sources: Cavs, Spurs, Heat among Dwyane Wade's top suitors

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a clear favorite to land newly minted free agent Dwyane Wade, after he agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, sources told ESPN.com. Wade agreed to leave about $8 million of his $23.8 million salary on the table after talks between..." September 25

  • John Paxson: 'We're More Than Willing' to Work on Dwyane Wade Contract Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said Thursday that the organization is willing to work with veteran guard Dwyane Wade on a potential buyout. As seen in the following transcription of Paxson's comments from Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score, Paxson made it clear..." September 21

  • Dwyane Wade waiting for Bulls to make first offer on buyout

    Chicago Sun-Times "At age 35, with three NBA championship rings and a legacy to protect, Dwyane Wade isn’t into rocking the boat. So while his future with the Bulls now feels like a staring contest between the future Hall of Famer and the front office, it’s actually more of a waiting game for Wade. He has $24..." September 16

  • LeBron James Says ‘It Just Feels Different’ When He’s On The Court With Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but there’s a lot of talk that they’d like to be again someday. James famously joined Wade in Miami to make four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them. The two are close friends, but when James has moved on to Cleveland and Wade left..." September 12

  • Bulls' Dwyane Wade says he wants to compete for another title before he retires

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the offseason, one of the bigger storylines was whether or not Dwyane Wade would opt out to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls and become a free agent. Wade ultimately chose to opt in, because, well, who would turn down $24 million? Now, however, with the Bulls..." September 08

  • Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will have interest in signing Dwyane Wade if he agrees to a bench role at their $4.3 million exception. Wade and the Chicago Bulls are interested in a buyout to allow him to play for a contender. Wade was recently asked by David Aldridge about what his preference would be for..." September 08

  • Dwyane Wade prepares to start season with Bulls: 'My plan is to be in training camp'

    Chicago Tribune "Wherever Dwyane Wade finishes next season, expect his leadership and community service that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recognized Thursday night to continue. As for where Wade's 15th season begins, the 12-time All-Star guard told the Tribune in advance of receiving the Mannie..." September 08

  • Wade believes Bulls tricked him into opting in to final year of contact, report says

    Sporting News "Dwyane Wade’s relationship with the Bulls appears to be fractured beyond repair, as the star guard believes he was duped by the front office into opting in to the final year of his contract, HoopsHype reports. Wade signed his one-year, $23.8 million option on June 21 with the expectation that..." September 07

  • Dwyane Wade A Possibility If Bought Out By Bulls?

    Lakers Nation "With training camp just a couple of weeks away, the majority of moves that could potentially be made by the Los Angeles Lakers have already happened. There are a couple of lingering possibilities out there, one of which involves Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade. It is widely presumed that Wade..." September 04

  • Udonis Haslem pushing for Dwyane Wade to finish his career in Miami

    Palm Beach Post "Decked out in green apron and making sure not to confuse a Subway club with an Italian B.M.T., Udonis Haslem – along with partner Jason Taylor – waited on customers at his newest Subway restaurant. But whether he’s serving footlongs or guesting on the radio, Haslem has become the foremost..." September 03

  • Jimmy Butler says ‘so-called dislike’ for Dwyane Wade is ‘crazy’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler offered a message to some of his former young Bulls teammates that may have this “so-called dislike’’ for Dwyane Wade. “Hell, probably some of them can’t stand or don’t like me,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in a phone interview Thursday. “That’s fine. I’m still waking up fortunate..." August 24

  • Young Bulls players fed up with Dwyane Wade; buyout 'inevitable'

    CBS Sports "In one of the more expected moves in what has been an absurd offseason, Dwyane Wade decided to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls, which is worth $24 million -- far more money than he'd get anywhere in free agency. As it turns out, however, Wade might not be..." August 23

  • People close to LeBron expect Wade to join Cavaliers

    247 Sports "Maybe Dwyane Wade isn't going back to Miami after all. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, people close to LeBron James expect Wade to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he's bought out by the Chicago Bulls: "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside: ‘It’d Be Great’ to Play With Dwyane Wade Again

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside would be in favor of a reunion with Dwyane Wade in South Beach. Wade, 35, isn’t expected to remain in Chicago for very much longer. Whiteside says the Heat would benefit from re-signing the future Hall of Famer. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It’d be great,” Whiteside said at..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Bulls expected to buyout Dwyane Wade in next few months

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade’s days in Chicago appear to be numbered. Nick Friedell of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Bulls are expected to agree to a buyout with Wade “at some point in the next few months.” The 35-year-old Wade, who put up 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Chicago..." August 16

  • Dwyane Wade to be honored with 'Human Spirit' award by Hall of Fame

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, "honors individuals who have found the game of basketball to be a..." July 23

  • Lakers considered Dwyane Wade pursuit to lure LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "In a report themed around the Los Angeles Lakers attempting to become the kind of destination for free agents they haven’t been in a few years, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski detailed one potential move that would have represented LeBron James groundwork. Having become the lurking presence for a..." July 20

  • Report: Dwyane Wade Could Return to Heat if Bulls Buy Him Out

    12 Up "Dwyane Wade and Miami seemed to be a match made in heaven. When the Flash made his official decision to leave the Heat to play for Chicago at the start of the 2016 season, many people were taken aback. Wade can't leave Miami, can he? The 12-time All-Star would end up signing with the Bulls..." July 19

  • Fred Hoiberg: Wade set to start season with Bulls, no buyout coming

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls expect veteran guard Dwyane Wade to begin next season on the team's roster, despite speculation throughout the league regarding a potential buyout between the former All-Star and the team. When asked Sunday whether he thought Wade would be bought out before the season begins,..." July 09