Jun. 09, 2018
Lebron James admits to missing Dwyane Wade in the playoffs
Trailing 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the finals, LeBron James admitted that his former teammate Dwyane Wade could've helped the Cavaliers during this year's postseason.
“I believe that he could have been very, very good for us in the postseason. He’s the guy that’s kind of built for the postseason at this point in his career, who lives for the moment. So, I definitely think about that. It seems so long ago that he was even a part of the ball club. I definitely think about that from time to time.”
Wade spent the first half of the season with the Cavaliers before being traded back to the Heat in February. He was dealt to the Heat in exchange for a heavily protected second round pick that likely won't be conveyed. The Cavs told reporters they wanted to do right by Wade as they added younger pieces to the team. At the time, they felt Wade would've been out of the rotation due to most of minutes going to the young guards.
The three-time champion was arguably the Heat's best player during the Heat's first round loss against Philadelphia. He averaged 16.6 points per game, including a team leading 28 points in the Heat's only playoff win.
Lebron James has been averaging 37.7 points, 10.7 assists and nine rebounds in the playoffs so far, but hasn't received as much help from his teammates.