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17 August 2005

#8. Dwyane Wade

Position: SG
Ht. / Wt.: 6'-4" / 212
Age: 23
Fun Fact: Dwyane collects vintage Underoos.

24.1 PPG, 6.8 APG and 5.1 RPG are impressive numbers. But what really impresses me about Dwyane's game is his efficiency. 1.41 PPFGA is excellent, though some may credit Shaq for Wade's increase from 1.24 PPFGA in 03/04 to 1.41 in 04/05. While O'Neal certainly makes Wade's scoring job easier, I think most of the kudos belong to Dwyane and his willingness to take the ball agressively to the basket. He increased his FTA/MIN by 76% this past season, which basically accounts for the entire increase in PPFGA.

The only thing lacking in his offensive game is the 3P shot. He's got the mid-range jumper and he's quick enough to get by just about everybody. He's also got the strength to get all the way to the basket and finish. He was turnover prone last year, likely due to him playing some point guard. This number should come down with the responsible ball handler White Chocolate in the mix.

Dwyane Wade blocked 1.1 shots per game last year. What the hell?

That's all I got.

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