Dwyane Wade, an explosive finisher and one of the most dangerous scorers in the NBA, has paid the price for his physical style of play.

As he looks ahead to the 2013-14 season and his Miami Heat chasing a third consecutive NBA championship, the Miami Heat guard understands that his game will have to change.

"The older you get, the less you want to go inside and get banged around," Wade told USA TODAY Sports. "So I want to be more of a consistent outside shooter."

Wade has never excelled as a long-range shooter. He has a 28.9% career average from three-point range and has taken decidedly fewer threes the past two seasons. After shooting at least 200 each year from 2008 to 2011, he attempted a combined 122 over the past two seasons.

Cutting down on three-point attempts has allowed Wade to play to his strength as a slasher, but it's also taken a toll on his body.

The 30-year old played through knee injuries all season and into the playoffs, resulting in inconsistent play in the postseason. The San Antonio Spurs saw him as such a non-threat that they often completely ignored him on the perimeter.