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LeBron’s camp ‘fairly confident’ Wade goes to Cleveland

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Heat players have also publicly voiced their desire for Wade to rejoin them in Miami.

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Dwyane Wade may have to choose between his friends in Miami and his friend in Cleveland later this season.

Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon said that “people close to” LeBron James “are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs.”

This report comes on the heels of increasing speculation that the rebuilding Chicago Bulls will negotiate a buyout agreement with Wade and allow him to become a free agent. Udonis Haslem has already said, “We’d love to have” Wade back. Hassan Whiteside has made his feelings known on Twitter.

Dion Waiters even retweeted this tweet.

For Wade, the decision may come down to whether he’d like to join a team aiming for another championship in the Cavaliers, or end his career for a triumphant (albeit not championship-contending) run with the only other franchise he’s known. We also have Wade’s lingering feelings toward Pat Riley and his relationship with James to put into the picture. Besides, Wade will have to give up some of his $23.8 million salary for the Bulls to agree to a buyout in the first place.

Wade may find himself with a tough decision ahead.