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Heat G Dwyane Wade Working On How to Catch the Ball Instead of Jumper

Getty Images It was reported earlier in the off-season that Miami Heat star shooting guard Dwy...

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It was reported earlier in the off-season that Miami Heat star shooting guard Dwyane Wade was going to work with a shooting coach to fix his jumper.

Wade struggled at moments as he recovered from injuries, as he sometimes couldn't get a shot to fall. Many felt that he lost his shooting stroke, even on his free throws.

However, it appears that the jumper may not have been the problem. It may be how he caught the ball when pulling up for the jumper, according to a report made by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“I have one of the best mid-range shots in the league,” Wade said. “But, obviously, when you have different injuries, it makes you change a little bit. So it’s just about getting back to that comfort of it and finding out where you are now.

“My midrange game is very important to me. The biggest thing is coming out of my pull-up without losing the ball and just making sure it comes through my hand the right way. When it comes to my shot exactly, I don’t have a bad shot. There’s other reasons why I come up short a lot. So it’s just trying to work the kinks out.”

If Wade can get back to the form of 2006, where his mid-range shot was incredibly accurate and his free-throw percentage was in the mid-to-high 80's, the Heat would be ready to go with "Flash" for next season.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.

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