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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."

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