D-Wade in Big D?

BOSTON - JUNE 13: Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat attends Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 13, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

It might be a stretch, but the idea of Dwyane Wade becoming a Maverick might not be as far-fetched as you would think.  Free Agency starts on July 1st and the paths of the star named "Flash" and the Mavs appear to be crossing sometime after the courting of free agents can begin. 

League sources and sources close to Wade suggest that he will set up interviews with the Bulls, the Knicks, and the Mavericks.  This news is from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The Mavericks connection is an interesting on from a financial standpoint and a team standpoint.  The only way Wade can come to Dallas is if all sides involved agree to perform a sign-and-trade.  Dallas has the suitable pieces to perform the task, it's just a matter of what Miami actually wants in return.  The bigger storyline is the idea that Wade could potentially call Dallas his new home, after single-handedly defeating the Mavericks in the 2006 Finals.  The debate continues to this day on whether there was outside help for Wade based on the officiating.  No matter how you look at it, Wade is still seen as a despised figure in the Metroplex. 

Love or hate him, Dwyane has produced solid numbers since coming into the league in 2003.  His career averages total out to 25.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.8 steals and shooting 48% from the field.  The numbers in the playoffs are even more spectacular even though the competition is stronger.  He has a playoff average of 26.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.6 steals with a 48% shooting percentage.  "D-Wade" has been six-time NBA All-Star, NBA scoring champion (2009) two-time All-NBA 1st Team player, and was the Finals MVP in 2006 against the Mavericks. 

The pairing of Dirk and Wade would be a deadly combination.  You can't afford to double-team either of them and they are lethal at attacking an opponent with single coverage.  One would be a welcomed sight for the other because both stars have been desperately looking for a stud sidekick to be at their side.  Injuries would be a concern for Dwyane with his physical nature on the court.  He has missed 102 games over his 7 seasons in the league, averaging to about 15 games lost per season.  Dallas would have enough talent still on board to support his departure for a short period of time.  He also might not have to exert as much energy since Dirk would be able to carry the load as well.

To this day, many Mavericks fans can't stand seeing Wade and hold bitter feelings towards the Heat and Wade.  The idea of Wade in a Mavericks jersey has many Mavs fans questioning if they could still remain a fan with him on the roster.  Dwyane Wade becoming a Dallas Maverick would be the epitome of a Frenemy.  It is a long-shot, but stranger things have happened. If it were to happen, could you handle it?

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