Report: Cavaliers trade Dwyane Wade to Miami

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded guard Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat on Thursday for a "heavily" protected second-round pick, according to ESPN.

Wade spent his first 13 seasons with the Heat after being the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, and recently said that his goal was still to retire as a member of the team. He is the organization's all-time leader in numerous categories, including games played (855), points (20,221), assists (4,944) and steals (1,414).

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After reaching a buyout with the Chicago Bulls last offseason, Wade considered the Heat among several potential destinations. He ultimately decided to reunite with LeBron James on a one-year deal with Cleveland, but has been part of a Cavs team that has struggled to find consistency this season. He is averaging 11.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 23.2 minutes in 46 games in a reserve role.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 07: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union pose during Gabrielle Union's appearance at Ulta Beauty Miami on May 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Basketball player Dwyane Wade (L) and actress Gabrielle Union attend as PEOPLE celebrates Book Expo 2017 with a cocktail reception hosted by Books Editor Kim Hubbard at PH-D Penthouse at Dream Downtown on June 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for People)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball during the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Four during the Eastern Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Dean Caten, Dwyane Wade and Dan Caten attend the Exclusive Launch of the Dsquared2 x Dwyane Wade Capsule Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Dwyane Wade attends the Exclusive Launch of the Dsquared2 x Dwyane Wade Capsule Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pose backstage at the A Night on the Runwade Fashion Event at Revel Fulton Market on March 19th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pose backstage at the A Night on the Runwade Fashion Event at Revel Fulton Market on March 19th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 03: Dwyane Wade attends training day as MISSION Launches First Full Apparel Collection with Dwyane Wade on March 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for MISSION)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union attend NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 3: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls arrives at the Toyota Center before the game against the Houston Rockets on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: NBA Player Dwyane Wade Celebrates Michigan Avenue Magazine's Winter Issue With Dwyane Wade at Siena Tavern on December 11, 2016 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
PHILADELPHIA,PA - NOVEMBER 25: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on November 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 10: Media surrounds Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls as he enters American Airlines Arena before the game against the Miami Heat on November 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Chicago, IL - October 13: Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls teammate Tony Snell poses at Naked Underwear launch event with Dwyane Wade at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue on October 13, 2016 in Chicago, Illnois. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls smiles during the Chicago Bulls All Access practice on October 11, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
PROVIDENCIALES - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) SVP of public relations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts Debbie-Ann White, director of Wade's World Foundation Tragil Wade, NBA player Dwyane Wade, and partnership marketing director, Sandals Foundation Liz Kaiser attend The Sandals Foundation continuing to inspire hope for today's youth with the Game Changer program at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on September 24, 2016 in Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Beaches Turks & Caicos)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 26: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during the 2016-2017 Chicago Bulls Media Day on September 26, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls attends the game between the USA Basketball Men's National Team and Venezuela on July 29, 2016 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls is introduced by Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman at a press conference on July 29, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 19: NBA star Dwyane Wade attends Lining commercial activity during his visit to China on July 19, 2016 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade arrive at The 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 9: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls looks on during his DWade Youth Skills Camp as Jose Marti Gym on July 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Gabrielle Union (L) and NBA player Dwyane Wade attend BODY At The ESPYs Pre-Party at Avalon Hollywood on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NBA player Dwyane Wade with Robert Green, 7, during a photo session at the Dwyane Wade Youth Skills Camp in Miami on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Wade recently left the Miami Heat to sign with the Chicago Bulls. (Logan Riely/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dwyane Wade arrives in Miami after his decision to leave the Miami Heat at Opa-Locka Executive Airport on July 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - JULY 02: Dwyane Wade is seen on July 2, 2016 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Dwyane Wade and Victor Cruz attend the Lanvin Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 26, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Basketball player Dwyane Wade wearing a Balmain jacket and trousers on day 4 of Paris Collections: Men on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Dwyane Wade
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L-R) Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade and Creative Director for Balmain Olivier Rousteing attend the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 after party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Les Bains on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L-R) NBA Stylist Calyann Barnett and Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: (L-R) NBA Stylist Calyann Barnett and Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade attend the Givenchy Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Dwyane Wade is seen arriving at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 on June 23, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
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Wade, who turned 36 on Jan. 17, acknowledged last week that he would be lying if he said he had not thought about closing out his career in a Heat jersey.

"When that opportunity comes, that day comes, hopefully, I can go out in a Miami Heat jersey," he said. "I don't know how it will be, but I would love it.

"For me, I'm at the point where you get this high up in years played in the NBA, you kind of take the summer to think about what you want as a player and go from there. For me, the arena that I walked in to play, I would like to leave in."

--Field Level Media

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