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Cavs news: Cleveland would need to waive a player to sign Dwyane Wade if he commits

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Following the impending finalization of Dwyane Wade’s buyout, many teams are waiting to take their shot at acquiring the 12-time All-Star guard. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have proven to be the frontrunner of this race would need to waive a player in order to sign Wade if he was to commit to joining the team, according to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks.

The race for Wade’s services is yet to start until the buyout becomes official, limiting teams of speaking about acquiring due to the league’s anti-tampering rules, per Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post.

The Cavs top the league with a whopping $137.9 million player salary heading into training camp, a figure that will only inflate with the addition of Wade.

At 36 years old, Dwyane Wade can still hold his own, and is expected to become a starter for the team if he chooses to ink a deal with the organization.

Wade and LeBron James have worked out together this summer as they often have, giving him yet another source of strong rapport and familiarity after being the last remaining piece of “The Three Alphas” in Chicago after the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the team waiving Rajon Rondo prior to the start of free agency.

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