The New York Knicks asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to include Tristan Thompson in their offer for Carmelo Anthony.
Cleveland never moved from their offer of Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.
The Knicks ultimately traded Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Cavaliers were able to agree upon terms with Dwyane Wade after he was bought out by the Chicago Bulls.
"Obviously there was a lot of speculation throughout the summer with Melo and possibly him joining us and obviously we see how that panned out," LeBron James said. "We're blessed as a franchise to be able to have a player the caliber of D-Wade join us. It's exciting."