Dwyane Wade continues to improve his three-point shooting as he starts his new journey in the Chicago Bulls. The 13-year NBA veteran led the Bulls in their preseason game against the Indiana Pacers, simply implying that age is just a number.
In the recent offseason, the Chicago Bulls have succeeded to rebuild the team that started by trading Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. This automatically declares Jimmy Butler as the new face of the franchise. The Bulls also made some key acquisition in the free agency by adding star guards Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade on their roster.
With the acquisition of Rondo and Wade, the Bulls are predicted to have a huge problem spacing the floor since both superstars are not good three-point shooters. Rondo has a career average of 28.9 percent from the three-point range while Wade shot 28.4 percent. However, this does not hinder both superstars to improve their performance.
Since Wade started playing for the Bulls, he was 5-of-7 from the three-point range, including a 3-of-4 shooting against the Indiana Pacers. Despite the criticisms, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and Jimmy Butler have given the go signal for Dwyane Wade to be aggressive in the three-point range.
“I’m not saying I’m going to shoot 52 percent like I did in the playoffs, but early in training camp, coach [Fred Hoiberg] talked to me about being comfortable shooting the three ball and getting my feet ready and stepping up and shooting the three ball. It’s just the freedom of mind. Some days I’m going to shoot terribly and y’all are going to talk about me, some days it all averages out.’’ Wade said.
Hoiberg witnessed how effective Wade was in Miami, together with Heat center Hassan Whiteside. In their game against the Pacers, the 34-year-old shooting guard mixed well with Bulls big men Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic. If Wade continues to improve his three-point shooting, there is no doubt that the Chicago Bulls could give the Cleveland Cavaliers a huge problem in the Eastern Conference.
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