The NBA is proving to be a year-round spectacle.
Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving recently demanded a trade.
Well, he got it, and now his blockbuster trade could reunite one of the NBA’s best duos.
The Cleveland Cavaliers reached a trade agreement to send Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick – which could ultimately be the first pick of the draft.
Wow. Seems like the Celtics got ripped off.
There’s no question that Irving is a valuable player and one of the best ball-handling point guards in the league.
The Cavaliers got an elite scorer and defender in exchange for the NBA champion who has been criticized for his lack of defense during his career.
But the first-round pick could be used to pry a certain Bulls player to pair with LeBron James.
MSN Sports reports:
“35-year-old veteran Dwyane Wade could be set for a reunion with former teammate and fellow championship ring winner LeBron James as Chicago Bulls look to rebuild in a post-Jimmy Butler era.
In the wake of the news of the KyrieIrving/Isaiah Thomas + others trade it seems the most viable option for the Wade trade would be for the veteran to accept a buyout offer from Bulls.
Any deal of this kind would mean Chicago management would have to come to an agreement on part of his $23.8msalary.
The only other option is a trade, but this is unlikely due to the only asset Bulls are likely to be interested in is Kevin Love, and a 35-year-old for a 28-year-old swap is highly unlikely.
“As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs.”
Wade and James are the ultimate friends. Their bromance relationship is endearing and undeniably adorable.
And since the juggernaut Warriors are staying together, it would make perfect sense for Wade to join forces with his old Miami Heat teammate.
Who wouldn’t want to see that?
Cleveland was shocked to see Irving wanted a trade, but they sang a wildly different tune to when James left in 2010.
Ok Cavs fans you know what to do.. pic.twitter.com/pZMI6SX8Hb
— tony hartman (@tony_hartman) August 22, 2017
And LeBron James couldn’t have been happier by the response.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017
NBA fans are itching to see a James-Wade reunion, especially if they team up to take down the Warriors in what would likely be the greatest NBA Finals of all time.