Miami Heat’s Best Rookie of All Time – Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade joined the NBA in 2003 as part of probably the most long awaited draft classes in NBA history.
Potential stars, including LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, headlined the draft, but following their departures from draft boards early, the Miami Warmth were content to get Wade using the fifth overall selection.
The 6’4&rdquo guard continued to average 16.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds in the first season, and the playoff performance from the Indiana Pacers demonstrated he was the leader from the franchise continuing to move forward.
Wade’s rookie statistics hardly hold comparison as to the he’s done every season since, but as they did not stand an opportunity in the ROY award behind James and Anthony, he was the obvious-cut third choice in front of Kirk Hinrich and Chris Bosh.