Coming in at #9 in my and Owen's list of most exciting/valuable players is Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. Wade is a 6' 4" shooting guard who played college ball at Marquette. He is virtually unstoppable, even more so as part of the Heat Big-3 which includes Lebron James and Chris Bosh. Wade is the type of player who gives opposing coaches nightmares before the game. How do you guard him? Do you sic your two-guard on him, and risk wearing out your backcourt? Or do you muscle up with your small forward and risk getting torched by Wades explosive, lightening quick moves? Tough call, especially when you have two other mega-scorers on the Heat to worry about.
What I admire most about Wade is his willingness to play strong defense, and let his D turn into prolific offense. He's all hustle all the time, on both sides of the court.
Here's Owen's rundown:
- Shoots inside the three-point line, then moves inside
- He's good at rebound put-backs
- Can shoot everywhere
- He's good on defense
- He's quick
- He's usually on fire!
Here's Wade's top-10 career highlights:
Dwyane is also a good Daddy: