HEAT Acquire Dwyane Wade

HEAT Acquire Dwyane Wade

That will then be sent to the Sacramento Kings as part of the George Hill package that Cleveland are said to have executed earlier on the NBA's trade deadline day. Moving Wade allowed for the Cavs to complete a deal for Hill and swingman Rodney Hood - two former teammates that could help this team the rest of the way, as they look to recalibrate with less than 30 games left in the regular season.

Ellington is making 2.9 3-pointers per game this season, but he doesn't offer much else and Dwyane Wade's return to Miami may cut into his upside. In the end, they sent out a bevy of players that included Isaiah Thomas, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder.

The Cavs coaching staff was considering reducing Dwyane Wade's playing time and he's been agitating for a return "home" to Miami in the future, sources said.

He is 36 and has said he wanted to retire with the Heat. On the floor, losing Wade won't move the needle much for Cleveland.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the Heat have traded a protected second-round draft pick to the Cavaliers in exchange for one of the greatest players in Miami NBA history. Wade, his representative and LeBron James were reportedly consulted. All of us embrace it in the manner that we want to win and that's why we brought Dwyane back home. They sit at 29-26 and are now No. 7 in the East. Wade's veteran presence will help a rather young array of guards in Miami.

Meanwhile Wade is headed back to Miami where he spent the first 13 years of his career before signing with the Bulls for the 2016-2017 season.