Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Miami Heat: How Effective Will Dwyane Wade Be Against the New York Knicks?

Steve Mitchell- USA Today Sports

Miami Heat are heading on a six-game road trip that starts with a stop in the New York area to take on both the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in a back-to-back set. As of right now, Dwyane Wade’s status for this game is up in the air, but this shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone considering it has been like this all season. Wade’s availability usually isn’t made known until about an hour before tipoff.

Wade has been dominating his opponents the last few games, and he has even played three games in four nights recently. This is an extremely promising sign considering Wade’s early season struggles in playing back-to back games. With such improvement recently, Wade will most likely give it a go tonight against the struggling Knicks. The real question is, how effective will he be with such heavy playing time?

If the past few games are an example, Wade will continue his dominant streak. Not only is Wade shooting a career-high average of 54 percent from the field while averaging the second lowest minutes per game of his career, but he is also shooting a scorching 39 percent from beyond the arc. Considering Wade has never gotten above 30 percent in each of his last ten seasons, this speaks to how Wade has evolved his game to become a lot more of an efficient offensive player.

Wade’s domination of the game will continue tonight against the lowly Knicks, and expect big numbers in the rebounding department since Tyson Chandler will be missing the game due to the flu. Look for a stat line close to what he put up against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night (22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists). Wade will once again be completely dominant statically across the board.

Jared Doyle is a Miami Heat writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @outofboundsjay, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Dwyane Wade's Kid Can Ball

Lately we've seen so many second generation basketball stars developing before our very eyes. In the last few weeks, we've seen video of Jason Williams' son, LeBron James' two kids and now Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire, tearing up the basketball court.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Dwyane Wade Makes Brooklyn Nets Look Foolish

You gotta give the Brooklyn Nets credit: Despite looking incredibly foolish at times in front of their home crowd, they competed against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night and only lost by four points. That said, you wouldn't know it from this epic clip of Dwyane Wade dribbling circles around multiple Nets and ultimately hitting a stellar fadeaway jumper.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Gerald Green Throws Down Monstrous Slam On Nets

Gerald Green hasn't been the most consistent player throughout the early stages of his young career, but there's no denying his overwhelming athleticism. Against the floundering Brooklyn Nets this evening, Green showcased some of those said abilities by emphatically throwing down a monstrous dunk, and he caught some major air in the process. If he's ever able to learn how to do it night-in and night out, Green is going to be an All-Star one day.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Harden, Wade Ice Game For Their Team in Final Min

Two of the best shooting (if not the two best) guards in the game both put their clutch gene on display last night. Within a few minutes of each other, Dwyane Wade and then James Harden both hit step-back jumpers in the final minute of the 4th quarter that iced the game for their team.

Comment 0 Comments