Wade's struggles have been impacting the rest of the team. The move, according to Lue, came at Wade's behest. A change was needed to find a better place for him and the bench might be the ideal spot. "But we also both talked about what I have always done my whole career - I've always started". He'll be able to create more with the second unit and have a little more freedom. "Let's make that move and make that adjustment.' He came to me with it after the game the other night".
Wade is averaging just 5.7 points and shooting 28 percent in his first season with Cleveland.
While Wade wasn't expected to assume a starring role with the Cavs, his fit in the team's starting lineup raised questions due to the lack of spacing he provides while playing alongside starting point guard Derrick Rose.