Miami Heat Won't Win the NBA Championship
The Heat will blow teams out by 20-plus points this year. The Heat will win over 60 games this year. The Heat will have leads in games in which Lebron, Wade, and Bosh all sit out the 4th quarters. The Heat will have the league's best record. The Heat will NOT win the NBA championship.
I'm going to sound like a broken record for a second talking about how good the Miami Heat are, but it's worth mentioning. They signed the leagues 2-time MVP in Lebron James, paired with superstar Dwyane Wade arguably two of the best players in the game. Their third gun they brought in, via free agency, is Chris Bosh who has averages of just 20 points per game and 9 rebounds for a career. Yes we all get it, there a super team. Now let's take a deeper look into this team.
First, they lack good perimter shooting outside of Mike Miller, who comes off the bench. If I am playing the Heat, I'm recognizing Miller, Mario Chalmers, and Eddie House. All three will not be playing at the same time so you only have to worry about one of them. Then I'm sagging off of everyone else forcing Lebron a 33% career three point shooter and Wade a 29% career three point shooter to knock down threes all game. The one thing you don't want to do with the Heat is get into a track meet with this team because you'll get blown out. Slow the game down.
Second, outside of Udonis Halsem they really don't have any low post defender who plays significant minutes. Don't come at me with Zydrunas Ilgauskas who will play 17 minutes a game. I don't want to hear how Joel Anthony will hold it down with the big guys under the rim. Thirty-seven year old Juan Howard will not have any kind of impact either. Chris Bosh is a very good offensive player, but soft on the defensive end.Continued on the next page