I think its fair to say that both these former superstar, Finals MVPs are both way past their prime. Neither one of them has no where close to the athleticism that they had say 4 or 5 years ago.
Both have been major disappointments this season to say the least. Wade has always been a mediocre shooter so it makes a bit of sense that his game drops so much when losing athleticism. But the same can't really be said for Paul Pierce. Pierce has always been a good shooter so people expected him to continue being good even at a very old age (kinda like Nash has been)
Miami hasn't really missed a beat even with Wade playing like crap but Boston on the other hand has flopped hard. With the departure of Ray Allen, they were probably counting more on Pierce this year a lot and he not met expectations.
So the question is, who has been the bigger disappointment so far this season? Paul Pierce or Dwayne Wade?
Pierce is averaging nearly 20 pts a game on a horrible 42% shooting though he is hitting at a respectable 41% from 3pt range.
Wade is averaging 18 pts a game on 46% shooting including a dismal 17% shooting from 3pt range.
Both Wade and Pierce have been decent on rebounds and assists so far this year. Defensively, Pierce is probably having a worse year than Wade....there are already quite a few ankle breakers on Pierce on Youtube early in this young season