Did Paxson pass up drafting Wade and picked Hinrich instead? If so, why? Don't get me wrong, Hinrich is one of my favorite players but I'd pick Wade before him. Did Paxson not think Wade was that good?
No, the Bulls didn't pass up on him. Actually, Miami selected him a couple picks before the Bulls. Once the Bulls started hearing that Miami was going to pick Wade, whom the Bulls wanted, the Bulls tried trading up to snatch him before the Heat could. Too late. The bulls settled for Hinrich who's also turned out pretty good.
yeah right. we wanted so badly to get the Chicago product Wade. it would have been the perfect fit. but he if wants to go to miami and get teased his entire career without reaping the benefits of a world class organization, that's on him.
Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, and Chris Duhon >>> Wade