Dwyane Wade receives warm welcome back in return to Heat

Posted February 10, 2018

Wade said that he always expected to come back to the team that drafted him in 2003, but didn't expect it would be so soon.

Amid a flurry trade-deadline moves that overhauled a broken roster, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly traded veteran shooting guard Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat in exchange for a second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. He'll suit up Friday night and play when the Heat takes on the Milwaukee Bucks at the AmericanAirlines Arena. "I can't wait to embrace whatever role I have". Wade and Riley, whose relationship would best be described as strained since Wade left for Chicago in the summer of 2016, hugged.

"Hank's still doing his job from above", said Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who, like Wade, was extremely close with Thomas.

While attending a funeral last week for his longtime agent Henry Thomas, the next chapter of Dwyane Wade's Hall of Fame career began. "I walked away and I felt better about everything, without even getting into anything". Wade embodies Miami, and before his surprising departure two summers ago, he had been a 13-year lifer down in South Beach. I think over the next couple of weeks as he gets re-indoctrinated back into our system, gets himself beck into that kind of condition mentally and physically, he may be a go-to guy for us at the end of the game. Probably him, as well, and me, too, just appreciate the times and moments we had.

The kids are thrilled. His teammates are thrilled.

Man, he looks GOOD in these Miami alternates. I can't wait to get back on the court, I can't wait to put on that number 3 in a Miami Heat jersey.