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Wade likes coming off bench, but role might change

Updated: August 26, 2006, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan -- Dwyane Wade sized up the U.S. roster and decided how he could best make a difference: on the bench.

That seemed like a strange place for a player just two months removed from winning the MVP award at the NBA Finals. But it made perfect sense to Wade, who is just as comfortable fitting in as he is standing out.

"It's something that I wanted," he said. "This team is very deep, and of course Coach can start me at any time with these guys. But me ...

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