Cavs Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Dean Wade

The Cavaliers have exercised their contract option on power forward Dean Wade, the team announced in a release.Dean Wade

Wade, 25, appeared in 51 games for the Cavs last season, averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. He started 28 times, scoring in double figures in 11 of those games. He ended up missing the final 15 games with a torn meniscus.

Mostly, he served as a nice complement off the bench with Kevin Love, in backing up the Cavs’ rising frontcourt of Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley and Lauri Markkanen.

The Cavs are expecting Wade will be available for offseason workouts and training camp in the fall. His option will pay him $1.9 in 2022-23, and his due to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Cavs finished 48-34, good enough for the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference. But they lost both games in the play-in tournament, failing to reach the playoffs.

Per the Cavs release:

“Wade went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft after playing four years collegiately at Kansas State, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection and finished his career ranking among the Top 10 in school history in career starts (123, second), double-digit scoring games (81, seventh), rebounds (685, eighth), field goals made (548, eighth) and points (1,510, 10th).”

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