Buyer's Guide: Dwyane Wade
D-Wade is the NBA's premier combo guard, but will his body betray him?
- Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesWade's biggest strength is his ability to finish after contact. But it may also be his downfall.
ESPN Insider is analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's even more coming every day on the LeBron Tracker) to determine what they're really worth to the teams chasing them this summer. To follow the entire series, click here. We continue Wednesday with Dwyane Wade.
While LeBron James hasn't quite figured out the player he wants to be -- Magic Johnson or a bigger Michael Jordan -- Dwyane Wade has already carved out his identity as the ultimate combo guard. Wade is quick enough to blow by shooting guards but long enough to overpower point guards. "Dwyane is a function of his athleticism and his ability to be better than you physically," one league exec said. But what does that mean for his future?
To see what Dwyane Wade is really worth as a free agent -- including assessments from NBA executives, next-level stats and scouting reports of how he'd fit on various teams -- plus a recommendation for where he should land this summer, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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