CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forwards Dean Wade and Jordan Bell to multi-year contracts, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.
Wade (6-9, 219), who signed a Two-Way contract with Cleveland on July 9, 2019, appeared in 12 games for the Cavaliers this past season. He also played in 30 games (29 starts) with the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team, averaging 14.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 blocks in 31.1 minutes per contest. Wade went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft after playing four years collegiately at Kansas State, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection and finished his career ranking among the Top 10 in school history in career starts (123, second), double-digit scoring games (81, seventh), rebounds (685, eighth), field goals made (548, eighth) and points (1,510, 10th).
Charge Head Coach Nate Reinking: “Dean came to us highly skilled and established himself in Canton from the start with a 23-point, 20 rebound debut. Through his work ethic and continued development, his comfort level and consistent high level of play at multiple positions was special to watch during our success throughout the season.”
Charge General Manager Brendon Yu: “The Canton coaching staff did a great job this year working with him putting him in positions to succeed and grow his game. His confidence level really grew throughout the year and he was playing some of his best basketball before the year ended. I’m very excited for his future with us!”