ERRDAY3 wrote:athletically he seems to be at about 85-90% of where he was at his peak last year he maybe 95% the bigger problem is his decline in skills and mental focus. Wade needs to get the knee fixed slim down and get his jumper/other skills back he should be fine than. I doubt Wade is willing to put the work if they lost to the Pacers that would of been different but if there in the finals. I don't think Wade will view this season as disappointing cause they made the finals
I agree that wade has not declined physically a whole lot. He gets banged up, but he always has due to his style of play. If anyone has seen wade this season and how amazing he has been at getting up quickly blocking shots of guys with a 3-6 inch height advantage.
I think Wades woes are mental. I think it has more to do with Lebron establishing himself as the clear #1 on the team, and wade trying to find his place. Even though Wade and Lebron show great chemistry, we still dont have anywhere near the team chemistry as evidenced by our all around sloppy play. Bosh is just seeming to adjust to his new role as the 3rd option, and Battier is finally getting his bearings.
I just think for this team to be its best, wade and lebron both need to play off the ball more. When they are both cutting to the basket without the ball, establishing position in the post, and crashing the boards, we are lethal. A reliable ball handler and passer who can also run the floor other than lebron would really bring out the best in this team.