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JordansBulls
09-24-2009, 09:05 PM
How long can Wade be an impactful player in the NBA?

He will be 28 in January and has had a few injuries. Can he be a top 5 player in the NBA until he is 35 years old or even 33 years old?

what54!?
09-24-2009, 09:07 PM
I say since because he's a slasher becoming more of a jumpshooter, his bodystarts to decline at 33. I 'm comparing his play style to A.I.

JNA17
09-24-2009, 09:20 PM
How long can Wade be an impactful player in the NBA?

He will be 28 in January and has had a few injuries. Can he be a top 5 player in the NBA until he is 35 years old or even 33 years old?

holy **** is d-wade really that old already? jeez how time flies.

IMO probably until he's 31, then he will start to decrease.

prodigy
09-24-2009, 09:20 PM
He's 28??? wow.

JNA17
09-24-2009, 09:21 PM
He's 28??? wow.

that was my first thought as well lol. I thought he was like 25 or 26 lol.

TannerOwnsDevin
09-24-2009, 09:23 PM
:facepalm:

Raps18-19 Champ
09-24-2009, 09:28 PM
28?

Lebron, Bosh and Carmelo are only 24 and 25. I can't believe he is that old.

But I give him 4 years if he doesn't have injury.

bal_ravens
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Injury free 3-4 more years.

Hawkeye15
09-24-2009, 09:43 PM
dominant for 5 more seasons, then slowly, slowly down. He is big and strong enough to adapt. He will age fine, and become a very good shooter I would guess.

MackSnackWrap
09-24-2009, 09:44 PM
till 33 max 35 if hes lucky

HiphopRelated
09-24-2009, 09:54 PM
did you ask a genie to grant an endless supply of threads? lol

KG2TB
09-24-2009, 09:56 PM
He will be a top 5 player in the league until he is 35-36. Just look at what Malone and MJ were able to do in their mid to late 30s. Wade is a freakin beast...he'll adjust his game when his body says he needs to do so.

SA5195
09-24-2009, 10:17 PM
I say about 33. He's 28????????????????

TannerOwnsDevin
09-24-2009, 10:20 PM
did you ask a genie to grant an endless supply of threads? lol

Hahaha

sofargone
09-24-2009, 10:23 PM
40 max

kswissdaf
09-24-2009, 10:24 PM
Every great player adapts their game as the get older D Wade will too. Around 32-34 he probably stop dominating but still be very good

69centers
09-24-2009, 10:31 PM
He will be a top 5 player in the league until he is 35-36. Just look at what Malone and MJ were able to do in their mid to late 30s. Wade is a freakin beast...he'll adjust his game when his body says he needs to do so.

Highly unlikely, considering he's still never played a full season in his 6 year young NBA career. He's missed a ton of games for someone so young. This is supposed to be his healthiest time in his 20's and he hasn't been, so how in the world is he going to last well into his mid 30's?

I say if he can pull of a full year this year, then he maybe has 3 or 4 stellar years left. Malone and MJ were workhorses and never missed games in most of their career, let alone their first 6.

BkOriginalOne
09-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Damn,I would say about 5 more seasons.

BALLER71
09-24-2009, 10:49 PM
Hard to answer. At any given moment a player can develop a serious knee issue. Like T-Mac or Penny.

HiphopRelated
09-24-2009, 10:56 PM
Highly unlikely, considering he's still never played a full season in his 6 year young NBA career. He's missed a ton of games for someone so young. This is supposed to be his healthiest time in his 20's and he hasn't been, so how in the world is he going to last well into his mid 30's?

I say if he can pull of a full year this year, then he maybe has 3 or 4 stellar years left. Malone and MJ were workhorses and never missed games in most of their career, let alone their first 6.
He'll never play 82 games for the simple fact that unless a playoff position is in the balance he'll be resting the last week of the season.

Mid-late 70s is a full season.. sit 1 or 2 games and the last 3 games of the season is 77 games played. I guess he could play a quarter and sit, but that's really pointless heading into the playoffs.


And his only major injury was a freak accident. He played 75 and 77 games before the shoulder injury. So unless Shane Battier is a recurrent injury, that's not a problem.

JordansBulls
09-24-2009, 11:32 PM
He's 28??? wow.

In January.

abe_froman
09-25-2009, 04:29 AM
not much longer.i'd say about 5 years,give or take.28+injury history and the way/style he plays and not really haqving all that great of an outside game to keep him near the top.its simply unsustainable to keep it up at that level for long

shame to cuz he's a fav player of mine

TheKing23
09-25-2009, 05:49 AM
4 to 5 more years at the top of his game (barring injuries) and then he'll slowly regress into more of a jumpshooter. He'll still have an impact but he won't be as dominant and will probably end up being the 2nd or 3rd option on a contender (similar to someone like Ray Allen but not as good a shooter)

Ace33Bone
09-25-2009, 11:14 AM
I say he has a good 3 more years left in him where we will see him at the top of his game... but he takes too many hard spills... so if he can stay injury free then 3 years sounds about right

SchyGuy11
09-25-2009, 11:32 AM
I say since because he's a slasher becoming more of a jumpshooter, his bodystarts to decline at 33. I 'm comparing his play style to A.I.



similar style wade is just 10x better

J-Relo
09-25-2009, 12:19 PM
similar style wade is just 10x better

really? 10x?...:facepalm:

Litchris12
09-25-2009, 12:42 PM
i say to the age of 35

69centers
09-25-2009, 01:02 PM
He'll never play 82 games for the simple fact that unless a playoff position is in the balance he'll be resting the last week of the season.

Mid-late 70s is a full season.. sit 1 or 2 games and the last 3 games of the season is 77 games played. I guess he could play a quarter and sit, but that's really pointless heading into the playoffs.


And his only major injury was a freak accident. He played 75 and 77 games before the shoulder injury. So unless Shane Battier is a recurrent injury, that's not a problem.

He's missed:

Year 1 - 21 games
Year 2 - 5 games
Year 3 - 7 games
Year 4 - 31 games
Year 5 - 32 games
Year 6 - 2 games

I don't call missing 98 games in 6 years a freak accident or resting for the playoffs or because your season is over. He needs to show more durability in my eyes to believe he's going to keep motoring on until his mid 30's.

There are guys who've played 10+ year careers and never missed 98 games. The guy's in his 20's so it's more of a concern than if a guy who missed that many in a 6 year span who was 29-35 years old. D. Wade was 21-27.

Chronz
09-25-2009, 01:08 PM
Hes done, his decline is now and we may as well write him off

b_rad23
09-25-2009, 03:12 PM
To those who can't read: he's 27. I don't know why JB said 28 in january, especially since that's 1/3 of a year away.


Highly unlikely, considering he's still never played a full season in his 6 year young NBA career. He's missed a ton of games for someone so young. This is supposed to be his healthiest time in his 20's and he hasn't been, so how in the world is he going to last well into his mid 30's?

I say if he can pull of a full year this year, then he maybe has 3 or 4 stellar years left. Malone and MJ were workhorses and never missed games in most of their career, let alone their first 6.


He'll never play 82 games for the simple fact that unless a playoff position is in the balance he'll be resting the last week of the season.

Mid-late 70s is a full season.. sit 1 or 2 games and the last 3 games of the season is 77 games played. I guess he could play a quarter and sit, but that's really pointless heading into the playoffs.


And his only major injury was a freak accident. He played 75 and 77 games before the shoulder injury. So unless Shane Battier is a recurrent injury, that's not a problem.

Exactly.


He's missed:

Year 1 - 21 games
Year 2 - 5 games
Year 3 - 7 games
Year 4 - 31 games
Year 5 - 32 games
Year 6 - 2 games

I don't call missing 98 games in 6 years a freak accident or resting for the playoffs or because your season is over. He needs to show more durability in my eyes to believe he's going to keep motoring on until his mid 30's.

There are guys who've played 10+ year careers and never missed 98 games. The guy's in his 20's so it's more of a concern than if a guy who missed that many in a 6 year span who was 29-35 years old. D. Wade was 21-27.

Year 6=full season
Year 2=full season
Year 3= full season
Years 4&5= shutdown and recovery on same injuries

So really he had 2 long injury breaks, one as a rookie (which wasn't a serious injury, it was babying of a young star).

That's not a chronic issue or pattern or any kind.

Anyways, I'm guessing he'll be top 5 until around 33. From 33-35 he'll be top 10-12. Then he'll drop into top 25, then probably retire.

His jumpshot has steadily improved, and he's shot more jumpers every year.

He's already preparing himself and doing it the right way.

S-Dot
09-25-2009, 03:25 PM
I say he has a good 3 more years left in him where we will see him at the top of his game... but he takes too many hard spills... so if he can stay injury free then 3 years sounds about right

I can definitely see him having like 3-4 great years until the hard spills start to add up...good point