Danny Green says "something's not right" with Dwyane Wade

Danny Green says 'something's not right' with Dwyane Wade

6/12/13 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Spurs swingman Danny Green lit up the AT&T Center in San Antonio to the tune of 27 points with seven threes on Tuesday night. The player he was frequently defending, however, didn't have the same sort of success. Dwyane Wade scored a respectable 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting, but it was the seventh straight game he shot below 47% (shot 52.1% during the regular season), and he failed to grab a rebound. Wade - a former scoring champion - is now averaging 14.3 points though three games of the NBA Finals, and he has only four rebounds in the three games combined.

Danny Green has noticed Wade's uncharacteristic play, and knows that we, as fans, are noticing it as well. "You guys can see it," Green said of Wade. "Something's not right."
Blog Photo - Danny Green says "something's not right" with Dwyane Wade
Wade admitted that his knees - which have reportedly been sore for about three months - have caused him more pain than they did in last year's postseason when he was dealing with a similar injury. You can see the effect his knees are having by looking at his numbers, as he is playing less minutes, scoring less points, and shooting a lower percentage from the field.

Unfortunately for the Heat, there is nothing Wade can do to help his knees get better between games. Time and rest is what Wade needs, but he will not have that luxury until an NBA champion is crowned. To be effective, he'll simply have to fight through the pain as best as he can, which he has done plenty of times in the past.

We have seen what has happened when LeBron James doesn't get enough help in the past. The four-time MVP can put up gaudy numbers, but no single player can win basketball's most coveted trophy on his own. The Heat will need Wade to step up his play if they want to take down the Spurs, and all they can do is hope that the pain in his knees is not too severe for him to start playing more like the Dwyane Wade we are used to seeing in the playoffs.
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