“When you’ve got great players, no matter how old they are, you’re a great player,” Wade said. “KG [Kevin Garnett] is playing phenomenal, like he’s found a fountain of youth. Why break it up? You do the San Antonio [plan], you just add players around the great players. San Antonio has been very successful and it seems like Tim Duncan has been in the league 38 years. Why change that?
“Boston has kind of done the same thing. They felt they needed a facelift but they kept three of their core four to come back and still make another push at it. They’re just as good. It’s a different dynamic than having Ray [Allen] but they’ve got other guys that bring something different to the team that will be challenging.”