Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dwyane Wade: 2012 Season Review

Dwyane Wade's top 10 plays, performances, stats and splits from the 2012 season.

Miami HEAT Index is reviewing each HEAT player's performance in the 2012 season, from the most productive to the least productive. LeBron James was reviewed first. The second review is Wade.

This analysis uses Estimated Wins Produced, a statistic created by sports economist David Berri. Since an average team's winning percentage is 0.500, an average player produces 0.100 est. wins per 48 minutes (est.WP48). A star player produces 0.200 est.WP48 and great players produce 0.300 est.WP48. See the HEAT Produced Page for more information on Est. Wins Produced.

Season Analysis
Wade finished fourth on the HEAT in minutes played but was second on the team with an est. 7.9 wins produced in the 2012 regular season (0.233 est.WP48) from 31.9 points on 51% shooting efficiency, 79% free throw shooting on 8.8 attempts, 7 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 2.4 steals, 1.9 blocks and 3.2 fouls per 48 minutes.

Wade produced an estimated 18% of the HEAT's wins in the regular season and 22% in the playoffs (with 3.5 est. wins produced). See this article for his playoff stats.

Top 10 Games
Wade's biggest performance of the season was when he murdered the Pacers on their own shit in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He produced an est. 0.425 wins in 39 minutes (0.523 est.WP48) from 41 points on 68% shooting efficiency, 7 of 8 shooting at the free throw line, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 turnovers, 2 steals and 3 fouls. Wade also registered another top 10 performance against the Pacers in Game 4 of the series, just 2 days after he had his knee drained.

The HEAT went 9-1 in Wade's 10 most productive games last season. The only loss came in overtime at Golden State. American Airlines Arena may be Wade's house, but 7 of his top 10 performances came on the road in 2012. The only month of the season Wade didn't produce a top 10 game was in April when he was on Coach Spo's maintenance program.

The spreadsheet below lists Wade's production in every game from last season, sorted by est. wins produced.

Wade was most productive last season against lottery teams and in the 1st quarter of games.

Against lottery teams, Wade produced an est. 3.9 wins in 539 minutes (0.345 est.WP48) from 35.6 points on 54% shooting efficiency, 81% free throw shooting on 11 attempts, 6.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 3.9 turnovers, 2.3 steals, 1.7 blocks and 3.4 fouls per 48 minutes.

In the 1st quarter of games, Wade produced an est. 3.3 wins in 599.6 minutes (0.263 est.WP48) from 27.9 points on 51% shooting efficiency, 78% free throw shooting on 5.7 attempts, 7 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 3.1 turnovers, 2.6 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.2 fouls per 48 minutes.

Below is a list of Wade's best splits in every category of the box score (all stats per 48 minutes):
  • Minutes: 1,993.8 vs. playoff teams
  • Est.WP48: 0.345 vs. lottery teams
  • Est. WP: 8.9 in wins
  • Plus/minus: 646 in wins
  • Shooting efficiency: 54% vs. lottery teams
  • Free throw shooting: 81.4% in 3rd quarter
  • Shot attempts: 25.5 in 2nd quarter
  • Free throw attempts: 13.7 in overtime
  • Points: 35.6 vs. lottery teams
  • Offensive rebounds: 2.4 vs. lottery teams
  • Defensive rebounds: 5.9 on the road
  • Total rebounds: 7.7 on the road
  • Steals: 2.7 in the 4th quarter
  • Turnovers: 2.7 in overtime
  • Blocks: 2.1 in losses and 2nd half
  • Assists: 7.7 vs. lottery teams
  • Fouls: 2.2 in 1st quarter

The spreadsheet below lists all of the splits for Wade from last season.

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