If you hadn’t heard by now, the Cleveland Cavaliers were extremely busy on trade deadline day.
The Cavs, who were stuck in the middle of a slump before the deadline, decided to shake up their roster considerably, sending away six players on their roster to bring in four new faces in hopes of reenergizing the rest of the squad heading into the home stretch of the season.
The likes of Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Dwyane Wade were all traded away to various teams, helping the Cavs bring in Rodney Hood from the Jazz, George Hill from Sacramento and Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Los Angeles Lakers.
One of the most surprising trades out of all the moves Cleveland made that day was the decision to send LeBron’s long-time friend Dwyane Wade back to Miami, with the Cavaliers only receiving a second-round pick six years into the future in return.
When compared to the rest of the moves made on deadline day, even though Wade would be returning to the team that drafted him back in 2003, it didn’t really move the needle in terms of helping teams get better. But when you realize that the pick the Cavs got in return for Wade happens to be a 2024 pick, it becomes a whole lot more interesting.
Given that the second-round pick sent from Miami to Cleveland will be picking in the 2024 draft, that means that the pick will be used to select a player who is currently in the eighth grade right now in 2018. By the time 2024 rolls around, those eighth graders will be college superstars hoping to make it big in the NBA.
Where things get interesting is the fact that LeBron James’ son — LeBron James Jr. ironically enough — is currently in the eighth grade. That means that it’s a real possibility Dwyane Wade was just traded for LeBron‘s oldest son.
Now, don’t get us wrong, for this theory to come true, it’d take a hell of a lot of things to go right when you consider that James Jr. is one of the best players at his age level right now, and as it stands, doesn’t look like he’s going to be picked in the second round of the 2024 NBA draft, especially with LeBron James as a father.
Still, that doesn’t mean it’s not in the realms of possibility,