This was more of Altman doing Wade a favor than the Cleveland Cavaliers actually gaining any return for Wade. What prompted Wade's departure to the windy city was the Heat's total disregard for re-signing the superstar that had brought the city of Miami its first three championships. Much like he did with the Chicago Bulls, Wade wanted to help lead a team back to the NBA Finals again.
Cavs star James is expected to become a free agent this season, but did not reportedly make a commitment to stay in Cleveland before the Thomas trade went down. Shelburne reported on Thursday that Cavs GM Koby Altman consulted with James before the trade, making sure he understood why they were doing the deal.More news: John Horgan won't retaliate in pipeline feud with Alberta
"We're going home!" Union said.
In Los Angeles, before the Thunder took on the Lakers on Thursday night, Carmelo Anthony was asked his thoughts on the trade that impacted his two good friends and draft class mates.
Wade, 36, was a bench player for the Cavs. Hill, a point guard with nine years in the National Basketball Association, is putting up an average of 10.3 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds a game.More news: United States strikes on Syria kill 100 regime troops
Rose, who has played in NY and Cleveland since being traded in the summer of 2016, will be calling Utah home as he's part of a three-team deal with the Jazz and Kings.
Isaiah Thomas went from a team expected to compete for the National Basketball Association title to a team that is 22-31 and has little chance of competing at all this season. One factor that might contribute to Wade's approval for this trade is his view of Cleveland's future. However, Dwyane Wade went back home to the Miami Heat, who are sitting at 29-26 and look to repeat their late-season success from a year ago to compete in the National Basketball Association playoffs once again.More news: Chicago Space Might See Extra Than a Foot of Snow by Sunday