Dwyane Wade
G CLE
2 days ago

Wade scored 23 points (6-16 FG, 0-1 3PT, 11-13 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal over 37 minutes in Friday's 118-113 win over the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

In the first half, Wade led all scorers with 19 points by sinking 11-of-12 free throws. In Cleveland, the veteran guard has struggled offensively while in a bench role, averaging 8.9 points entering Friday. However, Wade only mustered four points in the second half. In addition, he collected 11 rebounds to clinch his second double-double of the season. While his offensive numbers evaporated, Friday's overall numbers are encouraging for his viability off of the bench in the future.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
2 weeks ago

Wade totaled 25 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists and one block across 32 minutes during a 117-115 loss to the Hawks on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Wade turned in his best performance of the season in the loss, as the points, rebounds and assist totals from him marked season highs and he also secured his first double-double of the year. He hasn't been shooting the ball well so far this season, however, as this game marked the seventh time in nine games that he has show below 43 percent from the field. If Kevin Love (illness) misses any time, Wade could shoulder a slightly larger offensive role.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
3 weeks ago

Wade (knee) will be available Saturday against the Pelicans, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wade was initially considered questionable, but after receiving treatment in the afternoon, the veteran has been cleared to return from a left knee contusion. Expect Wade to be available in his usual role off the bench, while Iman Shumpert moves into the starting lineup in the continued absence of Derrick Rose (ankle).

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
3 weeks ago

Wade (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After coming off the bench against the Bulls, Wade missed his first game of the season Wednesday against the Nets. The veteran shooting guard appears to be trending toward an active status Saturday, as he was able to log a full workout at the team's morning shootaround. Although his minutes figure to take a slight hit with his new reserve role, Wade will likely be the primary facilitator on offense with the second unit.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
3 weeks ago

Wade (knee) participated in Friday's practice, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wade was absent from Wednesday's loss to the Nets after playing less than 20 minutes in each of his previous two outings. The extra day off appears to have helped Wade get healthy given his return to practice Friday, and the veteran will likely be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Pelicans.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
4 weeks ago

Wade will not play during Wednesday's game against the Nets due to a bruised knee, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wade has only seen 16 and 19 minutes respectively over the team's past two games, so this news shouldn't drastically alter the team's rotation. That said, it seems likely that Kyle Korver, Iman Shumpert and Jose Calderon could see additional run off the bench. J.R. Smith started Tuesday's game at shooting guard and saw 32 minutes, so his workload will seemingly be unchanged.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
4 weeks ago

Wade went for 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 119-112 win over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Wade's move to the bench was an inevitability, as he doesn't space the floor for LeBron James and needs the ball to be effective. Even at 35 years of age, Wade will likely settle into a steady role as a high-volume offensive option off the pine who defends well in spurts. However, even when J.R. Smith is struggling, he's still a better fit with the first team, which will limit Wade's fantasy value.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
4 weeks ago

Wade will move to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old started the Cavs' first three games at shooting guard but has been a disaster offensively, shooting just 28 percent from the floor while committing eight turnovers. The Cavs have struggled to space the floor in lineups featuring both Wade and Derrick Rose (ankle), so the hope is that reinserting J.R. Smith at the two will jumpstart what was one of the league's most efficient offenses in 2016-17. In terms of overall role, Wade's minutes load likely won't be drastically affected, but the move to the bench is nonetheless humbling to a player who's started all but 11 games since entering the league in 2003.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
1 month ago

Wade finished with four points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal across 26 minutes during Friday's 116-97 win over the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

Wade has been quiet through two games with his new team, taking just a combined 17 shots en route to 12 points, six assists and four rebounds. He's also totaled seven turnovers. It seems unlikely the trend will continue at the current rate, but the fit isn't looking excellent as of the moment.

Dwyane Wade
G CLE
1 month ago

Wade will open the season as the Cavaliers' starting shooting guard, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Tyronn Lue was considering bringing Wade off the bench as the lead ball-handler with the second unit, but will instead sub Derrick Rose out early in the first quarter and then run him with the second unit. That means Wade will see plenty of time as the top facilitator with the starters when Rose heads to the bench, which is certainly beneficial for his overall fantasy value. Wade could still have a tough time matching his 2016-17 averages of 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals across 29.9 minutes due to the increase in talent around him. J.R. Smith will come off the bench to start the year in the corresponding move.