MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The NBA announced it’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday and it’s a member of the Miami Heat’s Big Three. But this time, it’s not LeBron James, its Dwyane Wade.
Wade was selected as player of the week for his play from March 4 – March 10. It’s the 45th time in team history a Heat player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 16th selection in Wade’s storied career.
The play of Wade as of late has been the worst news the rest of the NBA could get. Wade has looked like the player of old after fully healing from off-season surgery. His resurgence, along with the continued ascendancy of LeBron’s game, has made the Heat nearly untouchable.
Wade and the Heat were a perfect 4-0 last week and he averaged 25.3 points, 5 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.5 steals all while shooting 61 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free throw line.
The Heat, on an 18-game winning streak, have seen Wade reel off nine consecutive 20-point games and he’s set a personal record by recording a steal in 22 consecutive games, good for second all-time in team history.
For the season, Wade has started every game and scored 21.8 points, 4.9 assists, 5 rebounds, 1.8 steals per game.