Smoldering Wade could become Heat 5-alarm fire

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So what's the Heat's biggest concern? Some say it's at center, considering there is none.
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Heatastic

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#1
Nov 5, 2008
 
Just look at the teams when Wade played great...past play-off Heat teams, the championship team, even the Olympics. He needs someone else to draw some attention. Even Shaq at his worst continued to draw a frequent double team. Beasley helps. But Wade's game is like that of a boxer who relies on the counter-punch to find that opening. That's when he plays his best. Riley needs to connect big with that next move.
wade chance

Palo Alto, CA

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#2
Nov 5, 2008
 
this is wades chance to develop himself at the expense of his inexperienced and undermanned team. this is the year and couple more to follow perhaps when he can score 40 points a night and no body will call him selfish...well idiots would...but still this his oppurtunity to be counted amongst the greatest SGaurds like kobe and jordan. he needs to do what kobe was doing a couple of years ago...u know cement his place in basketball history...make a few records...he might as well the heat are not going to be in contention status for another 3 or 4 years
Banana Republic

Hollywood, FL

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#3
Nov 5, 2008
 
We are 3 games into the regular season and you write this crap. Why? Very irresponsible journalism. Of course its going to take more time for the heat to start looking like a team. If anything he is being honest for saying that he's a little lost right now. Its just a crime a very typical of South Fla fans to piss and moan that we arent a top filght team after finishing with the worst record in the NBA. We had what could be our most productive draft in the last ten years, 2 starters,(when was the last time we not only kept our 2nd round pick but actually played him?). Relax and give this team time. Beasley when he gets it will improve by leaps and bounds. He is stil only 19. Chalmers has some seriously quick hands on d, a quick step to beat people off the dribble and the balls to take a big shot. We need chemisty and that takes time.
justsayin

Boynton Beach, FL

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#4
Nov 5, 2008
 
Maybe he IS the problem!!!
justfish247

Clearwater, FL

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#5
Nov 5, 2008
 
Why is this article coming out now. First everyone tells the fans give it ome time and then columnists put the fear in their head that Wade is leaving. you know this sounds remarkably familiar to someone else in the NBA.... Hmmmm who was it oh yeah Kobe! You might consider this the post Shaq effect. Give it some time and it will work out. To Dave Hyde stop scaring Heat fans right now. Wait til mid season then scare everyone about how bad we are!
Mike

Panama City, FL

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#6
Nov 5, 2008
 
If he want to bolt when things get rough, then let him go. It would help if he stop making some of those dumb decisions, and stop turning the ball over. He need to ask himself, "what am I doing to cause us to lose?"
Moreno

Miami, FL

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#7
Nov 5, 2008
 
I'm sensing more and more that maybe D-wade might be looking to get out of here. The new commercial with him waking up hearing the radio. I have never heard any comments like that on So Fla talk radio. If that is the impression he wants to create nationally, then maybe he is looking to leave. He doesn't even live here anymore. Input???????
Russo69

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#8
Nov 5, 2008
 
We seem to put all faults on the players...how about the pickers who put them there...we have at least 10 players under contract that are worth nothing on the NBA...and what's the fron office doing about it...I'll tell you what they are doing...saving money for the 2010 free agency...it's just as if they don't really care about this season or next...

We should show the same appreciation they show for us the FANS...

How about we do the same they want to do to us? maybe, we should not care about going to any of the games until 2010?
tonydatiger

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#9
Nov 5, 2008
 
Continuing to ignore the topic is avioding the 8,000 pound Gorilla in the room. This is an issue. Wade wants to win. It must be tough to go from NBA Finals MVP and having that performance voted to be on par or better than any of Jordan's, to laughing stock of the league and picking second in the NBA Draft only because ping pong balls didn't let you pick first. He will continue to be frustrated until this is turned around because lets face it, whenever the Heat needed a turnaround Pat Riley was more than happy to oblige. After the improbable playoff run in '05 Riley blew up the roster to bring in the game's best center in Shaq. When they fininshed 5 minutes short from an appearance in the NBA finals in Wade's second year, Riley again blew up the roster and it worked out. Wade is just guilty of wanting the same thing he saw work in the past, a major move to put them over the top. He has been spoiled by Pat Riley since his rookie year and is waiting to see when he can get his next fix. Wade should realize that he is THE veteran leader of this team and take pride in making them rise to his level.
Russo69

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#10
Nov 5, 2008
 
DWADE is too busy trying to prove that he's #1, just like Kobe did when Shaq left...

The truth is that someone needs to make him understand that games are won playing like a team...
Russo69

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#11
Nov 5, 2008
 
Here's another thought:

Maybe...he's not ready to lead anyone...and he's more comfortable when someone else gets the limelight and lead roll...

Was he the leader of the Olympics team? NOPE...

The heat organization wants to make him a leader on and off the court and he certainly shows that he's not ready yet for that role...

Heat, wake up...smell the coffee, give the guy a stronger NBA presence on the court and let the real Wade stand up!
Chris

Miami, FL

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#12
Nov 5, 2008
 
I say get rid of this cancer, i'm over him, actually i've been over him. I'm done with D-WADE I want him out...we should have traded him to Detroit for Billups.
BlueWhiteLion

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#13
Nov 5, 2008
 
I really don't know Wade, but he does not strike me as the most selfish guy. I don't think his first inclination is to bolt, as Shaq did (and yes, I am thankful even for what Shaq brought, if not how he left). A mature professional like Wade MIGHT approach this as a time to shine as a leader. To develop young guys. Now if he is more shallow than I think, he will bolt if this year doesn't turn out right. If he is a man, as I think he is, he will not let current setbacks influence his opinion about himself or the need for rings to prop up his glory and image.

“DADDY'S HOME”

Since: Oct 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#14
Nov 5, 2008
 
D WADE wont go anywhere.
we have so much money for next year & 2010 free agency that we are good

just make sure to KEEP MARION ALL THIS SEASON and let that 18.5 million come off the books to get boozer

then in 2010 bliunts 8.5 mill comes off the books. we are good man

even if we dont go after boozer we could try to lay low & get Bosh in 2010 along with signing Wade.

its the perfect storm thats about to happen down here. be patient and youll see in 2 seasons how dominant we are.
Gabe

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#15
Nov 5, 2008
 
I don't care how many wade might bolt articles they may write the reality is very few superstar players in their prime actually leave their team. Any team with enough cap space to sign wade is going to be a borderline lottery team. I think the fate of the heat does not rest in wade but in Beasly.
Mike

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#16
Nov 5, 2008
 
I know we want to win, but imagine how sick we'd be if we could draft a top center in the draft this year...

b.j. mullens?

http://nbadraft.net/admincp/profiles/bjmullen...
Chris

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#17
Nov 5, 2008
 
Its only been three games... Give the team a chance to gel. Calling Wade gone this soon is ridiculous. And I guarantee a trade at some point this season if the Heat doesnt start playing with some cohesion... Riley doesnt know how to not make moves when the team isnt playing well.
Give it some time to get there.
Horrible football teams

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#18
Nov 5, 2008
 
Im just going to say that if Wade wants to be recognize as a leader and a great player, he needs to stick to this and ride this through. Shut up and play!!! simple as that!!! if not, his ass could get traded. I'm huge D-Wade fan but I'm a bigger heat fan.
Jim

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#19
Nov 5, 2008
 
Dave Hyde is such an idiot
Bullshark

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#20
Nov 5, 2008
 
Wade's outta here...smart move is to shop him while he's healthy for someone like Bosh or other top line front court guy.

I wonder if Riley has the stones to do that...it wouldn't be a popular trade....but it would be the smart move.

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