Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Raja Bell says Dwyane Wade could be 'major distraction' for Cavs this season

Raja Bell says Dwyane Wade could be 'major distraction' for Cavs this season
Published On: Wed, Oct 04
May 9, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (left) hugs his mother Jolinda Wade (right) after the defeated the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in overtime game four of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving, but retooled by bringing in several new players, most notably Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade.

Wade was a late addition, signing with the Cavs shortly after reaching a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James actively recruited his former Miami Heat teammate to the Cavs, and has said that he's happy to have one of his best friends and someone with championship pedigree on his team.

On the CBS Sports Flagrant Two podcast, however, former NBA player Raja Bell said that the Wade acquisition could end up backfiring. He explained his logic to hosts Bill Reiter and Reid Forgrave:

"In 2017, in my estimation, [Wade] is a 15-17 minute a night guy who can come in and get you some buckets when you need them. That's the way I view him. They do great things with the medical staff there in Cleveland. I know LeBron takes care of his body as good as anyone in the league, so if there's any place that kind of could rejuvenate him, maybe it is Cleveland.

But I just can't see him filling a role like that, and if he is hell bent on reviving a career in the twilight -- very few people are able to do that -- if he's hell bent on doing that, it could be a major distraction to what they're trying to do."

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Cavaliers decide not to show Kyrie Irving tribute video
Published On: Wed, Oct 18
The Cavaliers decided not to show a tribute video of former point guard Kyrie Irving during his first game at The Q playing for the opposition.According to team spokesman Tad Carper, multiple Cavs ...
Did Jae Crowder Commit Dirty Play On Gordon Haywards Gruesome Injury?
Published On: Wed, Oct 18
Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the first quarter Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics dropped their season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-99. It was a gruesome...
Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee, he was speaking for the NBA m...
Why Jae Crowder Isnt Angry At Celtics After Blockbuster Trade To Cavs
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
ae Crowder isnt holding a grudge. The Celtics traded Crowder to the Cavaliers this offseason in the deal that also sent Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland and brought Kyrie Irving to Boston. Crowder learne...
Isaiah Thomas Clarifies Comments About Giving Danny Ainge Cold Shoulder
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Isaiah Thomas doesnt have a vendetta against Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. Hed just prefer not to run into him any time soon. The former Celtics point guard has some hard feelings for...
Kyrie Irving: Explaining trade request 'not what real grown-ups do'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Reporters have asked Kyrie Irving direct and indirect questions about why he wanted out of Cleveland.No matter how reporters try to pry an answer from Irving, the seventh-year guard " who now plays...
LeBron James says Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland will be 'fine'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
It'll be somewhat of a reunion for Celtics' Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in Cleveland during their regular-season opener on Tuesday. Irving spent six seasons with the Cavs, playing side-by-side w...
Cavs' LeBron James on loyalty to Cleveland: 'I don't owe anybody anything'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new roster with pieces that could give them a better shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors should they meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals. But...
LeBron James Wants To Be 'At Top Of Food Chain' Longer Than Anyone In NBA History
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
LeBron James was asked he he thought he might be considered greater than Michael Jordan by most people."If I was the most consistent and was at the top of the food chain more than anybody in NBA hi...
Richard Jefferson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nuggets
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3MM contract with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.Jefferson cleared waivers on Monday. He was traded by the Cavaliers ...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Kyrie Irving PG
Timofey Mozgov C
Mo Williams PG
LeBron James SF
Dahntay Jones SG
Channing Frye PF
Anderson Varejao PF
James Jones SG
J.R. Smith SG
Richard Jefferson SF
See All Players