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Woj: Dwayne Wade To Sign With Cleveland On Wednesday
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:17:50 PM »

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Dwyane Wade is nearing a commitment to sign with Cleveland and could finalize decision as soon as Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.

Wow that was surprising! What a blockbuster signing for Cleveland.  :laugh:

Cleveland also offered Wade a starting role, according to many reporters. But makes sense with Isaiah out for some time. Wade can play but this is definitely not prime Wade of the Miami Big 3 days. Still, solid depth for Cleveland overall and good veteran experience.

To me it seems like Wade never really considered the other teams, it was always to go to Cleveland with Lebron.

OKC would have been more intriguing IMHO but I guess the West is also a battlefield Wade did not want to fight in lol.  :P

Re: Woj: Dwayne Wade To Sign With Cleveland On Wednesday
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 12:20:10 PM »

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not surprising.  wants to ride Bron for one last run at a title.  he should come in handy if Cavs make it to the finals against GSW.  Wade's good for inflicting cheap injuries on the opposition.  Curry/Klay/Durant beware  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 12:22:34 PM »

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Wade looked pretty good vs. us in last season's playoffs, at least in one of the early games. I would not write him off yet. Plus he obviously can play with Lebron, and has his trust.

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Re: Woj: Dwayne Wade To Sign With Cleveland On Wednesday
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 12:25:37 PM »

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Wade looked pretty good vs. us in last season's playoffs, at least in one of the early games. I would not write him off yet. Plus he obviously can play with Lebron, and has his trust.

Yeah he did also have a great Game 5 vs. Boston in a loss (I think he scored 26 points and had 11 rebounds that game? Correct me if I'm wrong)

The biggest factor here though is that Wade can no longer play defense (or he doesn't try one bit).

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 12:26:15 PM »

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Quite the arms races going on in the NBA these days.

Danny probably hoping a guy like Joe Johnson or another guy (like to a smaller extent, Jahlil Okafor) gets bought out elsewhere or something during the season so that he can bring him in via 15th spot.

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Quite the arms races going on in the NBA these days.

Players with a combined SEVENTY-EIGHT All-star appearances changed teams this offseason. And a fair number of them are still in their twenties.

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Quite the arms races going on in the NBA these days.

Players with a combined SEVENTY-EIGHT All-star appearances changed teams this offseason. And a fair number of them are still in their twenties.

It's the Golden State effect.

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 12:45:46 PM »

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Quite the arms races going on in the NBA these days.

Players with a combined SEVENTY-EIGHT All-star appearances changed teams this offseason. And a fair number of them are still in their twenties.

It's the Golden State effect.


pretty much

Lebron started it ....jumping from team to team ....nobody traded him.

Now that GS squad had most of the top ten players .   

What did The NBA expect ?  KD just copying Lewhine jumping ships. 


other words .....better chose up side sides now or be left out in no man s NBA land as a team and player.

Lebrons decsion will again define if Lakers are gonna compete or suck for next 5-10 years.  Be sooooo glade when the whiner is finally out of the NBA

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 12:45:50 PM »

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I am not thrilled with the news cause he can definitely still have his moments. However, as other posters have mentioned he is really old and his defense has really fallen off. Also, the Cavs are definitely the far likeliest team in the NBA to be crippled by injuries this year. These are the actual ages of players expected to be in their rotation (what they are or turn during season)

James (33)
Jae Crowder (28)
Wade (36)
Korver (37)
Rose (29) <--- 'most washed up 29 year old in world?
Jr Smith (32)
IT (if healthy) - (29)
Jefferson (37)
Thompson (26)
Love (29)
Jeff Green (31)

Note: I didn't include some other guys both really old (Frye, Calderon) or young (Zizic, Shumpert) cause I don't know where their minutes are coming from.

The only guys you can really classify as young and not an injury risk are Thompson, Crowder and Love. Rose and IT are not standard late 20's players right now. Also, if the Cavs cut Felder I think they have a chance to set record as NBA's oldest team in history but depends on a few of their other camp moves (Knicks set record like 4 years ago on the team Rasheed Wallace was on).

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 12:48:02 PM »

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I am not thrilled with the news cause he can definitely still have his moments. However, as other posters have mentioned he is really old and his defense has really fallen off. Also, the Cavs are definitely the far likeliest team in the NBA to be crippled by injuries this year. These are the actual ages of players expected to be in their rotation (what they are or turn during season)

James (33)
Jae Crowder (28)
Wade (36)
Korver (37)
Rose (29) <--- 'most washed up 29 year old in world?
Jr Smith (32)
IT (if healthy) - (29)
Jefferson (37)
Thompson (26)
Love (29)
Jeff Green (31)

Note: I didn't include some other guys both really old (Frye, Calderon) or young (Zizic, Shumpert) cause I don't know where their minutes are coming from.

The only guys you can really classify as young and not an injury risk are Thompson, Crowder and Love. Rose and IT are not standard late 20's players right now. Also, if the Cavs cut Felder I think they have a chance to set record as NBA's oldest team in history but depends on a few of their other camp moves (Knicks set record like 4 years ago on the team Rasheed Wallace was on).

Isaiah is the real wild card here.

If it turns out his injury is a lot worse than people say, and even if he returns he can only play like 60-70%, that could be a big problem for CLE even with James on their team.

Rose is going to have to both ball AND stay healthy, and same with Wade in that case.

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2017, 01:04:27 PM »

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Does Wade even move the needle for Cleveland? At this point in his career, I don't think so.

I'm curious as to the terms of the deal. Is it a one year deal or multiple years? Are the number of years any indication of LeBron's plans?

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 01:10:28 PM »

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We will fight them with youth. We are faster, younger, and more durable than the cavs



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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 01:10:56 PM »

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IT's hip
DRose history of knee issues (last year he was relatively healthy for the most part, given they also missed playoffs)
Wade's age, next year's is gonna be fun for the Cavs

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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 01:20:33 PM »

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Quite the arms races going on in the NBA these days.

Players with a combined SEVENTY-EIGHT All-star appearances changed teams this offseason. And a fair number of them are still in their twenties.

It's the Golden State effect.


pretty much

Lebron started it ....jumping from team to team ....nobody traded him.


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