Dwyane Wade missed twenty games last year, and only one of them had to due with his knees. His multiple hamstring injuries caused him to miss the remaining 19 games out of 20, and the NBA’s all-star game.
It’s obvious that Wade doesn’t have the same bounce he once had. His dunks are down, you see him trying to rely on his jumpshot more so he doesn’t have to give up more of his body on the drive, and it’s all-around not the ‘flash’ we used to see.
Wade is still very effective, as he finished the 3rd best scorer in the east in terms of points per game. That might be part of the reason why Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra won’t restrict Wade this year, unlike prior years.
Spoelstra on Wade: "Dwyane is coming into this season ready for whatever challenges it brings. I’m not coaching him with restrictions."
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) September 23, 2015
Wade averaged 21.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in an average of 31.8 minutes per game during the 2014-2015 season.
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