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Re: NBA Offseason Thread 2012
I'm not undervaluing Bosh, I fully realize how important he is on their team and how much weaker they are without him(mostly because of they lack any other decent big), but acting as if they could ever get a good return for Wade is ridiculous. He was hurt last year, there's a difference between regressing and being hurt, and it was moreso the injuries last year than Wade becoming a worse player. He's also deferring to Lebron, and not in the bad way. Lebron is clearly the best player in the world at the moment so it only makes sense for Wade to play second fiddle to him. He's not even putting up bad numbers, he's just not putting up the numbers he was when he was basically the lone option in Miami which was to be expected. It's not like this hasn't happened with most teams with such big; Pippen deferred Jordan, Robinson eventually deferred to Duncan, Drexler deferred to Hakeem, Kobe deferred to Shaq...err...well for awhile...not really.
It happens. Wade didn't post the best numbers last year, but he's still one of the best players and could carry a team a really long way, especially the one they have.