Cavaliers reportedly extend Dean Wade for three years, $18.5 million




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This could be a steal for the Cavaliers - Dean Wade could be the starting three for the Cavaliers by the end of this season and he's got a genuine upside.

The Cavaliers have extended Wade for three years, $18.5 million, a story where multiple sources were on top of it, including Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Wade's counting stats aren't eye-popping - 5.3 points a game and shooting 35.7% from 3 - but he is a quality wing defender who has improved as a floor spacer (sometimes setting picks and popping out). He's a two-way player who has put in the work and could pass Isaac Okoro on the depth chart this season.

The Cavaliers have four All-Stars who will undoubtedly be starting for them - Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell in the backcourt, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley up front - and the looming question is at the three. Wade has a chance this season to step into that role.

Which makes extending him at a little over $6 million a season a potential steal for the Cavaliers.

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