SG Rank – #3
Position – SG | 6′ 4″, 220 lbs | Miami Heat
Born – Jan 17, 1982 in Chicago, IL
Drafted – 2003: 1st Rnd, 5th by MIA
College – Marquette
Experience – 12 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – Dwyane Wade is one of the most known stars in the NBA. At 33, he is an 11 time All-Star and 3-time NBA champion. He averaged 21.2 ppg which is lower than his career 24.6 ppg mark. The knock on Wade is that he hasn’t played all 82 games in a season in his entire career. He always seems to player 2/3 of a season.
There is no question to Wade’s ability to ball out, the question is how much he’ll be able to play. If Wade can stay healthy, he’s one of the best players in the NBA, but when he’s injured it’s very hard for Miami to overcome his loss, which is why they struggle without him.
Sauping R. Arguello – Wade nearly left his beloved Miami franchise as negotiation talks got serious. He must remain healthy for the Heat to have a chance of making the playoffs.
Jr. Williams – Wade joins a select few to make the top-10 SG list despite their team having a “not so successful” regular season. Like Kobe, Wade has a ton of body mileage, but multiple NBA titles should cement his name as a first ballot hall of famer. But lets get to the meat and potatoes as to why is Wade No.6 on this list.
In the post LeBron era Wade found a way to produce for a Miami Heat team that lost one key player to free agency (LeBron James) and the other to injury (Chris Bosh). Amidst all the turmoil Wade resurfaced as leader of a team still putting the pieces back together. In 60 games played, he lead the team in ppg (21.5), apg (4.8), and fgp (47.0). Lets see how Wade can produce with a full season and a much improved roster.