We know that Dwyane Wade is one of the best shooting guards of all time, but we also know that 3-pointers aren’t a big part of his offense. Saturday the 7th of May, he proved all of us wrong, with 4-6 from 3-point range, and one of his missed 3’s was an ‘in and out’ contested game lead attempt in the last seconds.
The 34-year-old future Miami Heat legend has always been the uncommon shooting guard. His ability to shoot from behind the arc has never really been his force, but a couple of days ago, he proved himself why he should take a couple of more 3-pointers. But… Dwyane has also been one the absolutely WORST 3-point shooters in the NBA.
Of the 307 players in NBA history to attempt 1,000 three-point shots, eight have a career three-point percentage lower than 30 percent. Wade is one of them.
Before this year’s playoffs started, Wade’s last made 3-pointer was on 16 December 2015 against Brooklyn Nets. He attempted only 44 3-pointers through the whole 2015/16 regular season, 7 of them was made.
If you ask me, he should really not hold himself back with those shots. I know it’s not a part of his style, but he showed us he can hit them.
Dwyane Wade is, to me, a top 3 shooting guard of all time. Not just because of what he can do from middle-range to the post, but also his competitiveness. Not many veteran guards can still put up incredible putback dunks, as we saw against Toronto in game 3.
So in the end, Dwyane Wade could do without his 3-point shot, even though there is no harm in trying.