NBA Trade Rumors: 1 Expendable difference-maker on every team ahead of trade deadline

Exploring one expendable difference-maker on every team that could be moved ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Expendable difference-maker: Dean Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers are beginning to play a bit better and looking more and more like the potential Eastern Conference dark horse contender that many expected them to be heading into this season. And with as much talent and depth as this team has, their early-season struggles were a true mystery. Speaking about their depth, Dean Wade is a player who could be viewed as a potential target for opposing teams.

Dean is in his fifth season with the Cavs and while he has two years remaining on his current contract, there's no guarantee he's going to be in Cleveland beyond the trade deadline.

Wade can be an effective 3-point shooter for a team that needs help in that department. However, playing behind Max Strus, Evan Mobley, Georges Niang, and Isaac Okoro, it's unlikely that Wade is going to play consistent minutes for the remainder of the season (barring an injury). He may not be a household name but he could play a role for another team that has a need on the wing. Heading into the trade deadline, he's certainly an expendable piece for the team.