Boston Celtics

AP source: Cavaliers front-runners to sign Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are on the brink of becoming teammates again.

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the clear front-runners to sign Wade once he becomes a free agent later this week, a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no deals have been finalized.

Wade cannot clear waivers until 5 p.m. Wednesday, the time when his buyout by the Chicago Bulls will be completed. Sometime — presumably not very long — after that, the belief is Wade will announce that he has decided to reunite with his former Miami teammate and join the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke with...