MMPG: Player of the Week

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat


What took you so long? I should've been POTW at least two times already. (Photo by Evan Gole/NBAE via Getty Images)


Before he was flanked by Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, there wasn't a better one-man show in the NBA than Kobe Bryant. Now, that title belongs to Dwyane Wade, who is taking out his revenge on the NBA after winning just 15 games during an injury-plagued season last year in Miami.

Wade, the NBA's leading scorer, averaged 32.7 points, 8.3 assists, 5 rebounds and -- get this -- 2.7 blocks while leading the Heat to road victories over Golden State and Utah and a home win over Oklahoma City. He also shot 49.3 percent from the floor in those contests.

Last week, TNT analyst Charles Barkley described the Heat as Michael Jackson and a bunch of Tito Jacksons. But there is no way Miami (11-9) won a season-high three in a row without a little help from Jermaine, Marlon and, of course, Udonis. Like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, I keed, I keed.

But, seriously, for those wondering how a team can be competitive without reliable options at point guard or center, the answer is, you make sure you have a Wade.

By Michael Lee |  December 8, 2008; 11:35 AM ET MMPG:Week 6
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our Wades name is Gilbert and once he returns we have a chance to turn the tide..until then its all aboard the FailBoat

http://www.wizardsextreme.com

Posted by: WizardsExtreme | December 8, 2008 11:55 AM

First, Michael it's Marlon Jackson, not Marlin the fish from Nemo

Also, I don't think it's wise to rely so much on a star like Wade instead of having solid players and options in your backcourt, IMHO. I mean what if the dude gets injured again...just my two cents

Posted by: Marine4Life51 | December 8, 2008 12:02 PM

Also, case in point, this year the wiz w/o gilbert are starting to look like the Heat w/o wade last year, if not worse. I mean we got CB and AJ trying to carry the team and we still suck, this is what happens when you have management make bad personnel decisions and you end up with a few stars, a few crappy veterans, and some young guys with potential but not enough experience

Posted by: Marine4Life51 | December 8, 2008 12:04 PM

"Also, case in point, this year the wiz w/o gilbert are starting to look like the Heat w/o wade last year, if not worse. I mean we got CB and AJ trying to carry the team and we still suck, this is what happens when you have management make bad personnel decisions and you end up with a few stars, a few crappy veterans, and some young guys with potential but not enough experience

Posted by: Marine4Life51 | December 8, 2008 12:04 PM "

How did last season go without Gilby?

Playoffs...one and done, just like when Gilby was with the team.

$111 mil for what again?

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 8, 2008 1:37 PM

dont worry, the glass man is gonna get hurt soon, he's just trying to think of a new injury since knees and ankles are played out.

http://www.wizardsextreme.com

Posted by: prescrunk | December 8, 2008 1:44 PM

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