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Fred Hoiberg Wants Dwyane Wade To Rely More On One Aspect Of His Game

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Throughout his NBA career, Dwyane Wade has been a pedestrian 3-point shooter hitting at a meager 28.4 percent. Despite that, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg wants him to take more shots. In response to that, Wade appears to be ready for that challenge.

“That’s a little new for me,” Wade told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “A lot of people have talked about me not shooting threes, but no one has been able to take away what I wanted to do. So why would I do something else? When you take it away, I have the ability to knock it down. I’m not Doug McDermott. I’m not Niko (Mirotic). But I’m comfortable with the shot and I’m going to shoot it. I know it’s going to be there, so I have a better chance of knocking it down.”

It’s not surprising to hear that Wade is confident in his ability as every top NBA player possesses a high level of confidence in themselves. That said, the 34-year-old has been historically an inefficient shooter from beyond the arc holding no greater than a 31.7 percent mark in a single season. He has also averaged more than two 3-pointers per game twice with 1.6 career attempt average.

There will be greater opportunities to get better looks from beyond the arc due to being surrounded by great shooters like McDermott and Mirotic along with getting passes from Rajon Rondo. However, it would an absolute surprise to see him change that aspect of his game that drastically. Wade has made a living on being able to get the bulk of his scoring on drives to the rim. This would require an entire change of his philosophy on the court, but the possibility is there even if it’s a bleak one.

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