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Riley on Dwyane Wade:


a player," Riley said. "Wade to me was the most mature player

we worked out and scouted, and not only do I see him as a multiple

position player, but I see him as a guy that can defend."


first big shocker of the draft. Pat Riley really wanted a player who

could contribute right away. Wade can play in the backcourt with Eddie

Jones. He's got a good handle and can play point at times. He's got a

great first step and is a solid defender. He's one of the most mature

players in the draft. The biggest issue? The Heat desperately need a

good shooter in the backcourt. For all of Wade's strengths, he isn't a

good long range shooter. Interesting pick. Obviously, by passing on

Chris Kaman and Maciej Lampe, Riley doesn't like projects.

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by Mike Kahn, Executive Editor


was a shock. With the need for a point guard or center, they obviously

went for the most mature player in Wade, who has the same demeanor as

the Heat's great rookie last season Caron Butler.



active and athletic player who seems to play at another speed. His

quickness and decision making are excellent, and he has great desire.

His size is a detriment, but his athleticism and long arms help make up

for it.