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Miami Heat: Has Wade’s Work with a Shot Coach Paid Off?
Dwyane Wade will finish his career as one of the greatest scorers of all time. His speed and athleticism allows him to easily penetrate to the rim. However, Wade has never fully possessed a reliable jump shot.
It was reported by ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez, at the beginning of the season, that the 6’4″ guard was working with a shot coach to improve this aspect of his game.
Almost at the midpoint of the season, has Wade’s training improved his shot?
Presently, Wade is shooting 50.5 percent from the field, which is a career-high. His three-point shooting comes in at 30.6 percent, which is undoubtedly the biggest knock on his otherwise stellar overall game.
Wade is also shooting 73.3 percent from the free-throw line, which is actually a career-low.
In all forms of shooting, standing at the line is considered the easiest. For Wade to struggle here, it would lead to consideration that his shooting training was for naught.
When you break down Wade’s overall field-goal percentage, there is an obvious trend as to the efficiency.
The Heat’s all-time leading scorer is shooting 58 percent in the paint, where 61.8 percent of his attempts come from.
His ability to maneuver through defenses and get to the hoop are seemingly unmatched, which is directly related to his accuracy.
BY JOSHUA J VANNUCCINI