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Whose Stock Soared?
Jack McCallum
July 03, 2006
Dwyane Wade soared into rare air this postseason, as did his good friend LeBron James. But who else remade his image during the playoffs--for better or worse?
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July 03, 2006

Whose Stock Soared?

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Dwyane Wade soared into rare air this postseason, as did his good friend LeBron James. But who else remade his image during the playoffs--for better or worse?

BETTER

Bonzi Wells, G, Kings
The 6'5" dude with a 'tude almost upset the Spurs by himself (23.2 points per game and 12.0 boards).

James Posey, F, Heat
Emerged from playoffs as Free Agent Most Likely to Get Overpaid A.B. (After the Bonze). Pat Riley, Shaq and D-Wade swear by him.

Kirk Hinrich, G, Bulls
Seems a long time ago that Captain Kirk (20.5 ppg, 7.7 apg) was dribble-penetrating the Heat to distraction, even giving Wade fits.

WORSE

Rasheed Wallace, F, Pistons
Known for his all-around game, he was tied for 45th in PER (player efficiency rating).

Carmelo Anthony, F, Nuggets
Nobody was more responsible for Denver's first-round, five-game foldarama against the Clippers than Melo (33% from the floor).

Kwame Brown, F, Lakers
After strong start in opening round against Suns, Brown reverted to clueless self in Game 7 loss (2 for 10, five rebounds).

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