LeBron James admits the Cleveland Cavaliers wanted Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Wade's move to the Chicago Bulls was one of the surprises of the summer given the fact nobody ever expected him to leave the Miami Heat. 

After 13 years with the organisation, the shooting guard decided to call time on his spell in the Sunshine State by joining his hometown franchise. 

However, there were murmurs of a move to the Cleveland Cavaliers and a reunion with his former teammate LeBron James. 

The defending champions already have a sky-high salary with James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, and LeBron admitted the organisation were keen on Wade but simply couldn't afford him.

"We couldn't afford him," James said, as per ESPN. "It's that simple."

Head coach Tyronn Lue backed up that statement by saying: "Who wouldn't be interested in a Hall of Famer?

"That don't even make sense. Yeah, we wanted him."

The Cavs would've only been able to offer Wade the taxpayer midlevel exception - worth around $3.5 million - but they used that resign veteran Richard Jefferson.

But Wade and Cleveland will be seeing a lot more of each other next season. As division rivals, the Bulls will face the champs four times as they battle for Eastern Conference supremacy. 

LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
Chicago Bulls

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