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Dwyane Wade's Stats For Each Season: The Greatest Miami Heat Player Of All Time

Dwyane Wade's Stats For Each Season: The Greatest Miami Heat Player Of All Time

When you think of the greatest player to don the Miami Heat jersey, who comes to mind? The player that should immediately be in your head should be Dwyane Wade. Even before LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to town, the Heat were champions, and that was something Wade accomplished in his third season. Heck, he was Finals MVP before his best buddy James won it twice while leading Miami to two more championships alongside Wade.

In his 16-year career, he spent most of his years with the Heat. He was a 13-time All-Star, eight-time member of the All-NBA Team, and made three All-Defensive Team appearances. He was a complete player that finished his career as Miami’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, field goals, and attempts. There was a reason he was recognized as one of the league’s top-75 players.

Here is Wade’s stats season by season.

2003-04 NBA Season

Stats: 16.2 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Rookie First Team

Wade was selected fifth in the 2003 NBA Draft after a successful season at the University of Marquette. He was immediately a top player for the Heat. The Heat started the season 5-15, but with Wade’s help, the team finished the season 42-40. The Heat even made the second round of the playoffs before falling to the Pacers.

In the playoffs, Wade hit a game-winning jumper to help the Heat win 81-79 in his first playoff game. The Heat defeated the New Orleans Hornets in seven games. At the time, he became the fourth rookie in NBA history to lead his team in points and assists during the postseason.

2004-05 NBA Season

Stats: 24.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 6.8 APG, 1.6 SPG, 1.1 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, All-Defensive Second Team

The Heat worked fast to find their rising star a true superstar. The Heat traded for Shaquille O’Neal with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. The Heat won 17 more games than the previous season, and Wade earned a spot on the All-Star team. The Heat made the playoffs after winning 59 games, earning the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Wade averaged over 26 points per game in the first round of the playoffs as the Heat swept the Nets. In the second round, he averaged over 30 points as the Heat won four more straight against the Wizards. That set up a match with the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons, who the Heat took to seven games before losing. Wade battled through the flu, a knee strain, and a strained rib muscle.

2005-06 NBA Season

Stats: 27.2 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.7 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.8 BPG

Awards And Achievement: NBA Champion, Finals MVP, All-Star, All-NBA Second Team

Had Wade not suffered those injuries, the Heat might have made the NBA Finals in 2005. Instead, the Heat upped their play by making a historic run in the playoffs. In the regular season, Wade was an All-Star and made the All-NBA Second Team. Wade suffered a hip injury in the first round of the playoffs against the Bulls, but the injury didn’t hamper him in the second round against the Pistons. Despite playing with flu-like symptoms, Wade led the Heat past the Pistons in Game 6.

In the NBA Finals, the Heat trailed the Mavericks 2-0. He followed that with point totals of 42, 36, and 43 to take a 3-2 series lead. In Game 6, Wade scored 36 points to lead the Heat to their first title in team history. Wade won Finals MVP by averaging 34.7 points per game, which was the third-highest among any player playing in the Finals in their first Finals.

2006-07 NBA Season

Stats: 27.4 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 7.5 APG, 2.1 SPG, 1.2 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star, All-NBA Third Team

Despite missing 31 games, Wade was elected to his third All-Star Game. The Heat struggled with Wade missing time. The Heat were five games under .500 at the All-Star break. Despite the struggles, the Heat was able to make the playoffs with hopes of defending their title.

The Heat’s reign didn’t last long. The Chicago Bulls swept the Heat in the first round of the playoffs. After the playoffs, Wade had surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder and left knee. The injury prevented him from joining USA Basketball during the summer to participate in summer qualifiers.

2007-08 NBA Season

Stats: 24.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 6.9 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star

The injuries were prolonged longer than expected. The Heat held the worst record in the NBA at the All-Star break, but Wade was still elected to make the All-Star game. Wade averaged a solid stat line for the season, but he missed the final 21 games to undergo OssaTron treatment for his injuries.

Wade was able to rehab and return to USA Basketball. He helped the national team win gold at the 2008 Olympics. His injuries appeared to be back to full health as he returned to the starting lineup at the beginning of next season.

2008-09 NBA Season

Stats: 30.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 7.5 APG, 2.2 SPG, 1.3 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star, All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive Second Team, Scoring Champion

With a healthy Wade in two seasons, the Heat were back to being a solid team again. Wade also led the league in scoring to win his first and only scoring title. Early in the season, he recorded 40 points, 10 assists, and blocks in one game. It was the first time since 1977 that a player had recorded a line like that. For his efforts, he made his fifth straight All-Star Game.

After the break, Wade recorded his first 50-point game in a blowout loss to the Magic. It was the fourth time in NBA history that a player scored 50 points and lost by 20 points. He recorded 24 points in a quarter to secure a win over the Knicks. At another point in the season, he became the only player in Heat history to record multiple games of 30 points or more and 15 or more assists. He became the only player under 6-foot-5 to reach 2,000 points, 500 assists, 150 steals, and 100 blocks in a single season.

2009-10 NBA Season

Stats: 26.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.7 SPG, 1.3 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star, All-Star Game MVP, All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive Second Team

Wade recorded his 10,000th career point in the third game of the season. He had another great season statistically and made the All-Star Game. For the first time in his career, he was named MVP with 28 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and five steals. A calf injury forced Wade to snap a streak of 148 consecutive games.

The Heat made the playoffs with the No. 5 seed. In the first round, the Heat trailed 0-3 to the Celtics, but Wade helped the team avoid the sweep. He scored a franchise-record 46 points and outscored the Celtics in the fourth quarter. The Celtics won the next game, and the Heat was eliminated, but it set up one of the most iconic summers in NBA history.

2010-11 NBA Season

Stats: 25.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1.1 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star, All-NBA Second Team

In the offseason, the Heat was able to lure both LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Miami to make one of the most iconic big threes in league history. In the first year, the Heat won 58 games and earned the No. 2 seed. The Heat was outplayed by the Chicago Bulls, who secured the top seed in the East.

In the playoffs, the Heat beat the 76ers in the first round. Then, the team got revenge on the Celtics in the second round. In the Conference Finals, the Heat proved to the league who the best team in the East was by defeating the Bulls. In the Finals, the Heat lost to the Mavericks in six games. Wade averaged 24.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the playoffs.

2011-12 NBA Season

Stats: 22.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.7 SPG, 1.3 BPG

Awards And Achievement: NBA Champion, All-Star, All-NBA Third Team

It took until the second year of the big three for the Heat to win a title, but it finally happened. In the regular season, there were a lot of highs leading up to the moment. Teammate LeBron James won the MVP Award. As for Wade, he posted the third triple-double in All-Star Game history, joining Michael Jordan and James. Wade hit multiple game-winning shots and looked like one of the top players in the league as the Heat cruised into the playoffs.

The Heat beat the Knicks and Pacers in the first two rounds. It set up another matchup with the Celtics in the Conference Finals. James and Wade ended the Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen era with a seven-game series win. In the Finals, Wade averaged 22.6 points as the Heat defeated Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.

2012-13 NBA Season

Stats: 21.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.8 BPG

Awards And Achievement: NBA Champion, All-Star, All-NBA Third Team

Before the season began, Wade underwent surgery on his left knee. It forced him to miss the Summer Olympics, but he was able to make a healthy recovery for the start of the season. Wade enjoyed a successful season that saw him make the All-Star Game and All-NBA Third Team, while his teammate James won the MVP award for a second straight year.

The Heat finished the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Heat marched to the NBA Finals to play the San Antonio Spurs. The series remains iconic as the two teams battled each other for seven games. It featured some great moments, such as Wade scoring a double-double in Game 5, as well as 14 points in the Game 6 overtime to help avoid elimination. In the end, the Heat repeated as champs.

2013-14 NBA Season

Stats: 19.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star

In the final season of the big three era, Wade missed 28 games due to injuries. When he returned, the Heat decided to bench him in games that were back to back due to rest. It wasn’t until the playoffs that Wade saw an increase in minutes, but he did make the All-Star Game in the regular season.

In the playoffs, the Heat was able to beat the Pacers in the Conference Finals again. This time, it was in six games as the Heat made their fourth straight Finals. However, the Spurs got their revenge by winning in five games. With that said, Wade had one of his best playoffs, shooting 52% from the field, which was his best shooting percentage in four years.

2014-15 NBA Season

Stats: 21.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.8APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star

All three members of the big three opted out of their contracts. Both Wade and Bosh returned, but James decided it was time to return to Cleveland to try and win a title. Wade was joined by Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers, Danny Granger, and Luol Deng. After missing seven games, Wade topped 40 points for the first time in four years. He made another All-Star appearance but missed due to a hamstring injury.

With Wade battling a tinder hamstring, the Heat finished 37-45. It was the second time that Wade missed the playoffs. Wade ultimately opted out of his contract at the end of the season, He resigned on a one-year, $20 million contract, but this felt like the beginning of the end of his tenure in Miami.

2015-16 NBA Season

Stats: 19.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star

Wade struggled to shoot the ball during the season. It was the lowest number of threes he made in a season in his career. The Heat was also battling injuries with Bosh. With Bosh missing time, and Wade having issues with Miami’s administration about contract resolutions, the Heat didn’t feel like a cohesive unit.

Wade made the All-Star Game once again and produced another solid season. However, it would be his last year in Miami for the time being. It would also be Bosh’s last season due to career-ending medical reasons. After a long run, the Heat dynasty with Wade as the main frontier was over for the time being.

2016-17 NBA Season

Stats: 18.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Awards And Achievement: None

Six years later, Wade made the dreams of Chicago fans come true. In 2010, fans thought Wade would come to Chicago, but he dashed through. While the dream might have helped excite fans, it never amounted to much. Wade signed a two-year deal with $47 million that left fans questioning the direction of the team. The Chicago brass had talked about going younger and more athletic but instead brought in Wade and Rajon Rondo to play alongside Jimmy Butler.

The season saw a lot of adversity. The trio was fined for criticizing their younger players publicly. In March, Wade suffered a fractured elbow but returned for the playoffs. The Bulls made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed and were paired with the Celtics. The Bulls held a 2-0 series lead until Rondo was injured after Game 2. Then, the team lost six straight and was eliminated.

2017-18 NBA Season

Stats: 11.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Awards And Achievement: None

In the offseason, the Bulls decided to tear everything down. The team traded Butler in the offseason and waived Rondo. The Bulls agreed to a buyout with Wade, who signed with the Cavaliers. It reunited him with his former Heat teammate, LeBron James. However, head coach Tyron Lue wanted him to play off the bench.

Wade started for the Cavaliers for the first three games, but the rotation didn’t work out. Wade shot 28% from the field. At that point, Wade offered to take a role off the bench. Wade’s tenure in Cleveland didn’t last long as he was traded back to Miami at the deadline. He eventually passed Larry Bird for 10th in playoff points as the Heat were eliminated in the first round.

2018-19 NBA Season

Stats: 15.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.2 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Awards And Achievement: All-Star

In the offseason, Wade made it public that he intended to retire at the end of the season. He resigned from the Heat to end his career where it all started. He missed seven games due to the birth of his daughter but made it back in late November. Wade set a Heat record by scoring 35 points off the bench. He also recorded his 1,000th career game as a Heat player.

In January, he became the third player in NBA history to record 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks, and 500 three-pointers. He was rewarded with being a special roster addition at the All-Star Game. He had received the second-most fan votes for guards despite his stat line. In his final game, he recorded a triple-double after playing his final game at home.

Career Resume

Stats: 22.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.8 BPG

Awards And Achievement: 3x NBA Champion, 1x Finals MVP, 13x All-Star, 2x All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 3x All-NBA Third Team, 3x All-Defensive Second Team, 1x Scoring Champion, All-Rookie First Team

Shortly after retiring, the Heat retired the No. 3 jersey Wade wore for his career. If there was a player that earned the right to have his jersey retired, and as soon as that, by the way, it was Wade. At 6-foot-4, Wade achieved something collectively that only Michael Jordan and LeBron James had done at the time, with at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks, and 500 three-pointers in his career. He could play point guard and shooting guard and defend nearly three positions. He is regarded as the best slasher among guards we have ever seen. Not to mention, Wade had an amazing post-game.

Wade’s defense was also very underrated. As mentioned, he holds the NBA record for blocks by a player listed under his current height. He was a champion, All-Star, and will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when his time comes. As for Heat players, the city is spoiled that they were able to transition from Wade to Jimmy Butler. 


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