Even so, that looks to be a longshot, given the salary-cap limits the Cavaliers to a .47 million midlevel exception, could turn into reality if Wade is willing to take less money or Cleveland figures out a way to part with payroll.
Speculation that Wade could wind up with his close friend exploded on social media Tuesday afternoon after the Cleveland Cavaliers Twitter account followed these famous folks: Wade and his other half, Gabrielle Union. A major roster shakeup could be made if James pushes for it, including dealing Kevin Love.
Wade also began following Cavaliers' shooting guard J. Unloading point guard Iman Shumpert, who signed a four-year, million deal last July, could get the Cavaliers in the range of million for next season. According to multiple reports, Wade could get to a two-year, million offer is the Heat can find a trade partner to take forward Josh Mc Roberts, who counts million against next year's cap.
According to reports, the Bulls and Nuggets were told Wade would like a two-year, $50 million deal with a player option for a third year.
But the Heat offered the 34-year-old pillar of the franchise a deal for two years for $40 million, hoping to prevent a divorce.
Wade, a 12-time All-Star, had made over $300 million in total salary since he was drafted in the first round out of Marquette in 2003.
Unless James sacrifices his own salary - as James did when the Big 3 formed in Miami five years ago along with Chris Bosh - it's going to be up to Wade to take the deepest cut for a "Big 4" to form in Cleveland.
He plays both shooting guard and small forward positions.
Young played college basketball for the USC Trojans and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10.Born in Los Angeles, California, Young played for Cleveland High School in suburban Reseda, California.Dwyane Wade has millions more and a lasting legacy on the table in Miami but a reunion with Le Bron James in Cleveland with the Cavaliers could get him much closer to another NBA title.Wade will meet with the Cavaliers while his free agency situation continues to play out according to Jason Lloyd of The Sports Xchange.The cost of joining the Cavs would likely mean a significant hit to Wade's bottom line.The Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets and Heat are offering more money.