Cavaliers Sign Forward To 3-Year Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to put the finishing touches on a team that should be a top contender in the Eastern Conference for years. Today, they signed young forward Dean Wade to a 3-year extension.

Wade was an undrafted player out of Kansas State in 2019, and in three seasons has established himself as a solid piece of the Cavaliers' rotation. His 3-year deal is worth $18M.

The deal heads off a chance for Wade to reach free agency after the season, and instead keeps him in Cleveland through the 2025-26 season.

He's been remarkably consistent the last two years off the bench for the Cavs (which some starts mixed in), averaging 19.2 minutes per game both seasons, averaging close to six points per game, and shooting around 36% from beyond the arc. And the more he played, the better he shot. 

Wade's season ended early last year due to meniscus surgery in March, but he was cleared to resume all basketball activities in May. 

He'll be competing for possible starting minutes in a crowded front court.

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