Watch: Wade wants to be a part of solution for Cavs, not problem

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Rome wasn't built in a day, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers won't become a well-oiled machine overnight.

With the Cavs in the midst of a four-game losing streak after allowing the Nets, Pelicans, Knicks, and Pacers to each score 112 or more points, Cavaliers veteran Dwyane Wade reached out to his fan base to address his team's skid, as well as his own.

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"I'm here to help this team in whatever capacity I can. From a veteran standpoint, from a second-unit standpoint, I'm trying to figure that out. I'm trying to star in that role, and we're all trying to figure this out together," said Wade in a video post for UNINTERRUPTED on Thursday night. "I do love you guys, and appreciate you guys for ya'll support and everything, but ... that 20 points a game ain't gonna happen. If I'm playing 23 minutes one night, I'm gonna try to be the best I can in those 23. If I'm playing 15 one night, I'm gonna try and be the best in those 15.

"I came here to the Cavs to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. We're trying to figure it out as a team. I'm trying to figure it out as an individual, and it will get better. I will get better."

Entering the season as the starting shooting guard, Wade stepped into a reserve role after three appearances to allow J.R. Smith to slide back into the two spot - a move that has yet to change the Cavaliers' fortunes.

Cleveland seems to thrive on offense when Wade isn't on the floor, at least, averaging 4.1 more points per 100 possessions. They do, however, allow 8.6 more points per 100 possessions to the opposition during those stretches, which is problematic for a team currently owning the league's second-worst defense.

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