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Not trying to troll, serious question here.

Are you worried? I know years ago myself and other Heat fans would talk about how he got to the line all the time because of how recklessly he drove the rim, and how that was going to wear on his body over time.


I mean, he can clearly still take a game over when he's on, but let's call a spade a spade here, he's clearly on the decline.


Best bet is obviously reduced minutes until the playoffs. If Wade is falling off like this, does the team need to make a move at some point to bring in more help?
 

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Still too early to say i'm worried. Before hist last 2 awful games in Memphis and LA, he was at around 21ppg on like 55% shooting.

He does get nagging injuries though and once he does, there's a good chance that he'll miss a game or 2 in the regular season and that's really annoying, but it was the same last season and will likely continue to be until he retires.
 

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Well our team is delightfully 17-1 without him dating back to last season. Im more worried about Bosh or Lebron getting injured than Wade, We have alot of shooters on the team that opens the floor even more with Wade out, and they taking timely shots and don't play the Hero game.
 

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Eh. They can go James-Bosh-Allen with any one swingman or center and any one guard and still win the East. Wade's importance to the Heat is overrated.
 

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Eh. They can go James-Bosh-Allen with any one swingman or center and any one guard and still win the East. Wade's importance to the Heat is overrated.
Pretty sure thats way too bold a statement.


You act as though Wade doesn't matter to the Heat. Their current team sans Wade isn't much better than the teams Lebron played on in Cleveland.
 

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Pretty sure thats way too bold a statement.


You act as though Wade doesn't matter to the Heat. Their current team sans Wade isn't much better than the teams Lebron played on in Cleveland.
Yes it is. Did you forget who LeBron was playing with in Cleveland? That said, the Heat need Wade if they want another ring this season.
 

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Yes it is. Did you forget who LeBron was playing with in Cleveland? That said, the Heat need Wade if they want another ring this season.
You have Chris Bosh, a very aged (and very sheltered) Ray Allen, and then you have hot garbage.
 

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Those two alone are better than anyone LeBron had in Cleveland.
 

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Who on those Cavs teams would you take over Ray Allen right now?

Mo? Larry Hughes perhaps? Boobie Gibson? Antawn Jamison?
 

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Who on those Cavs teams would you take over Ray Allen right now?

Mo? Larry Hughes perhaps? Boobie Gibson? Antawn Jamison?
Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison, Varejo, Boozer when he was there. Big Z's good years.
 

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I'll give you Boozer. I don't agree with the others.
 

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I'll give you Boozer. I don't agree with the others.
We don't have to agree. That's the beauty of the internet.

Jamison was a 16 and 8 player Lebrons last year.

Mo Williams was getting 18 the year before that.

Big Z 14 and 9 the year before that.

Ray Allen is getting 12 points per game right now as a three point specialist. He's not a good defender, he's providing nothing else on the court.
 

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All those guys also averaged more minutes than Ray is getting off the bench right now. Put current Ray on those Cavs' teams with 30+ minutes and he puts up better numbers.
 

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All those guys also averaged more minutes than Ray is getting off the bench right now. Put current Ray on those Cavs' teams with 30+ minutes and he puts up better numbers.
Playing 34 minutes per game last year he scored 14ppg.


So no, I don't agree.
 

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As a 4th option behind Pierce, Garnett, Rondo.

As the 2nd option to LeBron, his numbers go up to more than 14 ppg.
 

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As a 4th option behind Pierce, Garnett, Rondo.

As the 2nd option to LeBron, his numbers go up to more than 14 ppg.
"Well it was because of this... because of that!".


We're going to have to agree to disagree here.
 
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