The Cleveland Cavaliers just blew up their entire roster, trading almost all their backcourt players and bringing in fresh talent to help them make a push to the NBA Finals. The trades included shipping out disappointing newcomers like Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas and bringing in some talented young names like Jordan Clarkson and George Hill. However, after a number of the NBA trade deadline moves were complete, the Cavs made a very surprising move. In order to get younger, the Cavaliers made a huge move by sending LeBron James' close friend and former championship teammate Dwyane Wade back to the Miami Heat.

Why Trade Dwyane Wade?

When Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, he returned to Chicago, his childhood home, with the intent of helping lead the Chicago Bulls back to an NBA Championship. However, things in Chicago did not go well and the team was embroiled in controversy from the start, and it all ended with the Bulls gutting their roster, which resulted in Wade asking for a buyout of his contract.

Dwyane Wade landed on his feet and ended up reunited with LeBron James. Much like he did with the Chicago Bulls, Wade wanted to help lead a team back to the NBA Finals again. Also, much like the Bulls, there has been nothing but controversy this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade started out in the starting lineup but soon found his niche leading the second team.

That has now ended. The Cavaliers pulled off some major trades, which included sending Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Channing Fry all over the NBA to bring back some young guards in Jordan Clarkson, George Hill and Rodney Hood. Older players, like Wade, were sent on their way.

The Cleveland Cavaliers received a highly protected second-round NBA Draft pick from the Miami Heat in exchange for Dwyane Wade.

Dwyane Wade returns home

The good news for Dwyane Wade is that the Cleveland Cavaliers did not send him to a wasteland. Derrick Rose, who almost retired last November, went to a Utah Jazz team that is two games below .500 and two spots out of playoff contention. Iman Shumpert, who was one of the key stars when the Cleveland Cavaliers won their last NBA title went to the Sacramento Kings, who have the second-worst record in the NBA.

Isaiah Thomas went from a team expected to compete for the NBA title to a team that is 22-31 and has little chance of competing at all this season. However, Dwyane Wade went back home to the Miami Heat, who are sitting at 29-26 and look to repeat their late-season success from last year to compete in the NBA playoffs once again.