The move back to Miami should give him a chance to get reinserted into the starting lineup or at the very least compete for a sizeable role off the bench.
The Cavaliers got a heavily protected second-round pick in the deal. All of us embrace it in the manner that we want to win and that's why we brought Dwyane back home. Although he may not be the player he once was, Wade's presence could help push the Heat further up the ranks in the Eastern Conference to possibly contend with the Cavaliers or Boston Celtics.
"I've missed them and I know they've missed me", he told the AP.
The trade marks the separation of the dynamic duo of he and Lebron James.
Wade signed with the Cavs in September after working out a buyout with the Chicago Bulls.
Veteran guard Wade won three National Basketball Association titles during a 13-year stay in Miami between 2003 and 2016 as part of the Heat's notorious "Big Three" alongside LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
He has played 46 games with the Cavaliers averaging 11.2 points.
After shipping Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers along with their 2018 first round pick for Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, the team pulled off a 3-team trade with Utah and Sacremento that netted them George Hill from the Kings and Rodney Hood from the Jazz. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the decision to move Wade to Miami came down to two reasons.
With the Cavaliers struggling mightily in recent weeks, the team has opted to blow up the entire roster, which includes sending Wade to Miami.