The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their fourth-year team option on forward Dean Wade, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Wade (6-9, 228) appeared in 51 games (28 starts) for the Cavaliers last season, averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 19.2 minutes. He scored in double figures in 11 of his 28 starts and shot .429 (21-49) from beyond the arc over his final 12 outings as a starter (Jan. 24-March 12). Wade missed the final 15 games of the season due to injury. Over his three NBA seasons with the Cavaliers, Wade has appeared in 126 career games (47 starts). 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).
Wade saw his season cut short due to a torn meniscus that he suffered on March 12 in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Now Wade can continue to rehab while still with the Cavaliers.