Atlanta Hawks: 3 legends for Skylar Mays to study this offseason

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Legends for Atlanta Hawks guard Skylar Mays needs to study No. 2) Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade was one of the best two guards of his generation averaging 22.0 points, 5.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals over his 16-year career. He was able to do this without a 3-point shot. Wade shot the ball at 29.3 percent from beyond the perimeter got his career.

Wade knew how to get to his spots and shot the ball well from them. He also knew when it was the right time to attack the hoop and get a high percentage look at the rim. His ability to finish from within three feet of the hoop was a key part of his arsenal.

Wade was also a very willing and able passer of the basketball. This was another crucial piece of his arsenal. IF he was not able to pass the ball as well as he did then opposition defenses would have been able to slow him down, or at least make his task a whole lot more difficult.

Mays is fortunate that he is already a better 3-point shooter than Wade. In his limited time as a two-way player, Mays has shot the 3-ball at 35.0 percent and he has shown a propensity to drive to the hoop. He needs to push the ball out to an open teammate so that he can put doubt into the mind of the opposition.