Dean Wade

Dean Wade

27-Year-Old ForwardF
Cleveland Cavaliers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dean Wade in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension with the Cavaliers in September of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Dean Jackson Wade was born in 1996 in Wichita, Kansas to Jay and Trish Wade. He attended St. John High School in St. John, Kansas and won three state championships while picking up two All-State honors. Wade averaged 21.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.8 assists, and 2.9 steals over his high school career. During his senior campaign, he posted 25.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 3.9 steals per game. As a result, Wade was named 2018 Mr. Kansas Basketball and Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year. You can follow him on Twitter (@deanwade3232) and Instagram (@deanwade32). Wade was a staple of the Kansas State basketball program from 2015-16 to 2018-19, making 123 starts in 126 games. He started his career by averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds across 26.4 minutes in his freshman season, getting named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team. Wade posted similar numbers his second season, but his assist total grew to 1.8 per game while his foul total decreased despite more minutes. He averaged a career-high 16.2 PPG in his junior year en route to earning First-Team All-Big 12 honors. The Wildcats made the Elite Eight that year, but Wade was limited to only one NCAA Tournament appearance due to injury. Wade again earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors after averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in his senior year, but his career was cut short due to a foot injury and he missed the postseason. He went undrafted in 2019 but caught on with the Cavaliers later that summer on a two-way deal.

Starting Wednesday
FCleveland Cavaliers
May 15, 2024
Wade will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 in Boston, Serena Winters of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.
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Wade should get all the run he can handle with the Cavaliers' backcourt depleted, and he'll be joined in the first unit by Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Max Strus and Evan Mobley. Sam Merrill should also see an uptick in minutes due to Caris LeVert (knee) joining Donovan Mitchell (calf) and Jarrett Allen (ribs) on the sidelines for Game 5.
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How does Dean Wade compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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True Shooting %
59.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
58.4%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
87.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
11.2%
 
Offensive Rebound %
3.8%
 
Defensive Rebound %
18.2%
 
Total Rebound %
11.1%
 
Assist %
5.0%
 
Steal %
1.6%
 
Block %
2.0%
 
Turnover %
6.5%
 
Usage %
0.0%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
14.7
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.7
 
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Wade finished the 2022-23 season as the 254th-ranked player, averaging 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game. Given it was his best season as a professional, the bar has been set pretty low when it comes to ongoing expectations. Although he should remain a part of the rotation, the Cavaliers have added some depth during the offseason. Max Strus and Georges Niang have both arrived and are arguably better options than Wade, making him an afterthought in most fantasy leagues.
Despite the Cavaliers trading away several rotational pieces, Wade still could struggle to have an impact again this season. While he has carved out a consistent spot in the lineup, he offers very little in terms of versatility. He ended the 2021-22 season as the 320th ranked player, with averages of 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 combined steals and blocks. Having added Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers will be pushing hard for wins as they look to secure a high playoff seeding. Wade be a regular part of the rotation again, albeit in a role that offers minimal upside.
In his sophomore season, Wade was able to gain a solid spot in the Cavaliers' rotation, upping his minutes per game from 5.9 to 19.2, while averaging 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Much of this can be attributed to Kevin Love only being healthy for 25 games. The Kansas State product will likely have a much smaller role in 2021-22 as Cleveland traded for Bulls' forward Lauri Markkanen in late August. Cleveland also added to their frontcourt depth in the draft, selecting USC's big man Evan Mobley with the third overall pick. Wade's role will be limited to sparse minutes off the bench, leaving him unlikely to have fantasy value in most standard leagues.
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Plays 17 minutes in return
FCleveland Cavaliers
May 12, 2024
Wade (knee) finished Saturday's 106-93 loss to Boston in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal round with five points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one block in 17 minutes.
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Good to go Saturday
FCleveland Cavaliers
May 11, 2024
Wade (knee) is available for Saturday's Game 3 against Boston, Evan Dammarell of FearTheSword.com reports.
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Iffy for Game 3
FCleveland Cavaliers
Knee
May 10, 2024
Wade (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Celtics.
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Won't play Thursday
FCleveland Cavaliers
Knee
May 8, 2024
Wade (knee) won't suit up for Thursday's Game 2 matchup with Boston.
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Remains out
FCleveland Cavaliers
Knee
May 6, 2024
Wade (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Celtics.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could return soon
FCleveland Cavaliers
May 8, 2024
Wade is dealing with a knee injury and has yet to appear in the playoffs, but he has a chance of playing during the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Celtics, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Wade hasn't stepped on an NBA court since March 8, but the latest reports have indicated that he's in the final stages of his recovery from a nagging knee problem. There's hope Wade that will be able to play later in the series, possibly as early as Game 3 or 4 in Cleveland, though if he does come back, he's expected to play off bench and not in a prominent role.
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