Dwyane Wade

DWYANE WADE (MIA)

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#3•D. WADE

SG • 6’4, 220 lbs; 16th year, Marquette

HYBRID

NBA ROLE: VETERAN SHOT CREATOR/LEADER

 

Dwyane Wade, one of the greatest two guards to ever lace ’em up, is back in South Beach for the final stretch of his (storied) career; even at age 36, Wade has retained some of his takeover ability – doesn’t get to the line as much anymore but has reinvented himself as a post-up scorer, midrange attacker & strategic rim driver (loves doing damage on the left side); Wade’s present-day game is basically just a remixed version of the past 16 seasons – he’ll still avoid contact before a euro lay-in but has avoided absorbing contact & flying into the first row in recent years; automatic turnaround fadeaway – Wade’s able to unleash his go-to shot over almost any defender; injury prone but has mastered the art of picking his spots and contributing at a high level when needed most; defense has taken a step back but when healthy, Wade remains a very capable scorer & leader on a game-to-game basis; icon to co-star in Miami, will spend (much-deserved) farewell tour helping Miami return to the postseason


SIGNATURE!

THAT’S HOW (THE F***) YOU DO IT!

FLASH!


MORE ON "FLASH"

  • Career: 22.5 points/game, 5.5 assists/game, 4.7 rebounds/game, 44% FG

  • 3x NBA Champion (’06, ’12, ’13) 

  • NBA Finals MVP (‘06)

  • 13x All-Star (Last: 2019) 

  • Miami HEAT All-Time Leading Scorer 

  • Avg. career-highs of 30.2 points/game & 7.5 dimes/game (2008-09)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 79

Dirk Nowitzki

DIRK NOWITZKI (DAL)

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#41•D. NOWITZKI

F/C • 7’0, 245 lbs; 21st! year, Germany

SALTY DOG

NBA ROLE: HIGHLY SKILLED 4/5

 

A living legend & THE greatest shooting big of all time, Dirk Nowitzki is Dallas Mavericks basketball; one of the league’s most storied power forwards (NBA Champ, ranks SIXTH all-time in scoring) – they don’t call him ‘Swish 41’ for no reason; basketball unicorn: no one’s ever (closely) resembled Dirk’s unique play style*; immortal jump shot – unblockable, one-legged jumper & high post attack – should have its own wing in the Hall of Fame; modern-day Dirk is still a deadeye shooter (hit 138 triples in '17-'18), gets looks primarily via straightaway triples & spot ups; doesn't play heavy minutes but some nights, it looks like Dirk is still in his prime – winding down career (passing torch to L. Doncic)

 

*players try to emulate his moves – no one's featured Dirk’s combination of mid-post dominance, elite three-point shooting & pump fake drive-bys at 7 feet


SIGNATURE!

ONE-LEGGED, FALLAWAY J™

STRAIGHTAWAY TRIPLE


MORE ON "SWISH 41"

  • Career: 21.2 points/game, 7.7 rebounds/game, 47% FG

  • NBA Champion (2011)

  • NBA Finals MVP (2011)

  • NBA MVP (2007)

  • 14x All-Star (Last: 2019)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 78