Summer league has been fairly disappointing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. No Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, or Kevin Porter Jr. has left fans with little to cheer for. But one of the few players turning heads for the Cavs has been Dean Wade.
On Tuesday the Cavs rewarded Wade for his play by signing him to a two-way contract. Meaning Wade will be permitted to spend 45 days with the big club next season before they are forced to make a decision on his contract.
OFFICIAL: #Cavs sign F @deanwade3232 to two-way contract.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 9, 2019
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For those that haven’t watched, Wade is a 6’10 big man that can do a little bit of everything. He has averaged 8.8 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2 steals in 27.9 minutes per game in summer league.
Wade shot over 40% from three during his last three seasons in college, and helped bring Kansas State to the Elite Eight in 2018.
At 22-years-old, Wade probably isn’t a very high upside player. But at his size and with the skill he possesses, he’s probably a good player to get in the system to develop. Especially if the poor injury luck the Cavs experienced last season with their big men repeats next season.