Other players have been asking Heat’s Dwyane Wade why he’s retiring after this season
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is playing at a high level this season in what is going to be his last year in the NBA. The future Hall of Famer is averaging 14.1 points per game coming off the Heat’s bench and shooting 42.1 percent from the field.
At 36 years old, Wade isn’t playing like a player who is on the verge of retirement, and other players in the NBA believe Flash can play another two to three years in the league:
Other players keep asking Wade why he doesn't play another two, three years considering way he's playing. But reiterates he's retiring after season
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 11, 2019
Thursday night against the Boston Celtics, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points to lead the Heat to a 115-99 win at home. Wade shot 8-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. The 12-time All-Star didn’t even break a sweat and still managed to lead Miami in scoring.
His athleticism may be gone, but Wade’s basketball knowledge and fundamentals will always be there. The Chicago native is playing at his own pace and letting the game come to him.
It helps that Wade is shooting a career-high 33.6 percent on 3-pointers this season. Instead of always having to attack the basket to score, D-Wade is now doing a lot of his damage from beyond the arc.
The Heat are 20-20 on the season, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The entire NBA world is hoping Miami makes the postseason this year so we get to see Dwyane Wade play in the playoffs one last time.