Cavs’ Dean Wade Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out For Rest Of Season

Cavaliers forward Dean Wade will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on the meniscus on his right knee, the team said.Dean Wade

Wade, 25, is 6-foot-9 and suffered the injury March 14. He has compiled averages of 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 51 appearances this season, filling in for Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love as one of the Cavs’ “stretch four” power forwards.

Wade’s injury is the latest in a long for the Cavs, who lost both Collin Sexton and guard Ricky Rubio to knee injuries earlier this season. Rubio was traded to the Pacers for guard Caris LeVert, who just returned from an ankle injury.

The man the Cavs signed to help replace the loss of Rubio, Rajon Rondo, remains out with an injured ankle. Center Jarrett Allen also has not returned from a broken finger, and is expected to miss at least a few more games.

The Cavs are likely to continue to rely on Lamar Stevens, Cedi Osman and perhaps Dylan Windler to help overcome the loss of Wade.

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