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Miami Heat needs a Big Man badly

All I got to say is Chris Anderson & Chris Bosh aint cut it. They need true center on the roster cause Roy Hibbert is killing them don't get wrong I believe Roy Hibbert is top 3 center in the nba that's me personally back my point tho for started Miami find some way get in the this draft its big man central and hopefully cross there finger to sign Greg Oden or another big during off season


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I mean we all new from the

I mean we all new from the first day of the season that was one of their flaws. But counting on Greg Oden who hasn't seen the hardwood in a couple years is foolish.

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Chris bosh isn't a good fit

Chris bosh isn't a good fit in Miami. Why's he think he can shoot 3's now? I can't remember the last time I saw him dunk on someone. He was making fun of hibberts footwork before this game ha his foot work looked pretty good tn bosh.

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Bosh / 3

He's always shot 3's since he came in the league.

He's jacked up 358 3's in his career. Averaging around 29% in the regular season, which isn't amazing but for a big man it isn't bad either.

He's actually a better 3-point shooter in the playoffs, averaging 38% from deep in his playoff career. He's currently averaging 44% from deep in this years playoffs, which is actually pretty dang good.

So I'm not sure why you think he's all of a sudden started to shoot 3's he's done it every single year, and is currently making a high % of them in this years playoffs.

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A big bulky center would be

A big bulky center would be nice but he would need to be able to make a layup/dunk at a respectable level inside, nothing spectacular just the basic stuff Birdman does just big rather than springy (not expecting 70fg%, or even 60). Perkins being amnestied is the only scenario that is even remotely reasonable to "expect" but even then their are a few other teams he could play for and he isn't even ideal. I think this glaring hole is here to stay.

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Rich people problems. I don't

Rich people problems.

I don't care about what the Miami Heat needs.

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Richies

Haha dang right. I was just about to post about how the rich want to get richer, but you beat me to it.

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This man said it all right

This man said it all right here. Nothing would make me happier then seeing a homegrown team like Indiana knock them off

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So the Heat should just stop

So the Heat should just stop trying to get better? sounds ignorant.

Poor people problems, if you didn't make the playoffs you are irrelevant and needs don't matter as you won't win the championship anyways.

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Sounds ignorant to not care

Sounds ignorant to not care about what the best team in the league needs?
They were historically good this yr. 3 stars on the team, when most teams don't even have 1. Winning 66 games. 27 game win streak. The best player in the game. One of the highest payrolls in the game with ring chasers willing to sacrifice to play a role for them, under an owner who's willing to go deep into the luxury tax every yr in an effort to field the best team they possibly can.
Yet we're talking about what they need?

As a team/franchise, they're in about as good a spot as one could be in.

I don't give a sht what they need.

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If they are in as good of a

If they are in as good of a spot as a team can be then why do they have a hole on their roster and If you don't care what they need then why click on this thread?

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Oh those poor Bulls teams

Oh those poor Bulls teams with their Stacey King, Bill Wennington, Will Purdue, Luc Longley, Bill Cartwright's, etc.
It's impossible to build a PERFECT team. Even the best, most dominant teams will have holes in them if you look hard enough or if they come across a match up that can exploit their weaknesses. This Heat team was the most dominant regular season team I have seen since the 99-00 Lakers. You know, the team that still featured old ass AC Green as their starting PF and a 36 y/o Ron Harper who shot less than 40% from the floor.
Truly dominant teams can overcome their weaknesses.

I clicked on this thread to basically say boo f'ing hoo.
I'm LoL'ing at the almighty big 3 needing more help.

"It's gonna be easy"
-LeBron James

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not asking for a perfect

not asking for a perfect team, just a team that has at least an average player at each position and some one competent as a back up. Birdman is nice but who else do we have at center, I would love to have some guys like Luc Longley or Bill Cartwright even late in his career. Sure a team isn't going to have 15 all stars, having your AC Green's and Ron Harper to provide vet leadership from the bench is a huge contribution so to act like they were not help is laughable. You click on the thread to say boo hoo so you could get the approval from all the people who hate the heat.

If the center position for the heat is such a non factor that talking about it is pointless than I don't want to hear any complaining about the Bulls shooting guard position, the bulls are a good team so I guess we shouldn't talk about their weaknesses either. We should spend all our time discussing the bottom feeders.

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Yeah man, I don't know how

Yeah man, I don't know how they lead the league in wins with such a huge problem. And Haslem and Chris Anderson shooting about 70+% from the field during these playoffs is obviously killing them.

Over react. They are playing a max contract center. And he is getting his. What do you expect.

Let me tell you want they need. They need a better PG so they don't have to play Norris Cole (though he has been decent these playoffs, he still shouldn't be playing for a contender). They need Ray Allen to be Ray Allen or at least be decent. And they need a coach who can convince Lebron to not just flirt with posting up but to do it for an entire game.

Oh and they need refs that are completely swayed by Indiana home crowd into calling some very suspect stuff.

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not an overreact, if they had

not an overreact, if they had an average center who played more than 15 mpg hibbert wouldn't be getting so many open dunks and offensive rebounds. You can still be a winning team and have a hole on your roster.

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Having a true low post center

Having a true low post center could just hurt floor spacing for the Heat. They can't afford any top tier option down low. They could add some size to defend the post, but I think people overreact a little. No matter who they put on the floor, they aren't going to be invincible. Added size would help their defense against certain teams, but would hurt their offense. Bosh and Anderson are two very valuable pieces of the team and Haslem is not bad. Adding a couple playable big bodies to give them flexibility would help, but it won't prevent the other top teams in the league from competing with them.

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I think they should let a

I think they should let a bunch of their slew of aging bench players go and try to get a guy like Tiago Splitter. I have a feeling that SA will resign him, but he's the best mobile center under age 30 available on the market this spring.

This Heat team is strange to me, because of the fact they aren't built for the future at all. They remind me of the 2nd dynasty Bulls, but their core of players aren't in their 30's. I just get the feeling that when Miami's run is done they're going to blow up this team and start from scratch. That strikes me as odd because Lebron and Bosh are under 30, but the big 3 have ETO's at the end of next season...

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Joe, It feels like that even

Joe,

It feels like that even this year could be the last run for the Big Three in Miami. Wade is declining too fast, and the supporting cast has also seen its better days.

Too bad (for Heat fans, not the rest of the league) that they don't have a late first round pick this year, as Jeff Withey or Gorgui Dieng would be perfect fits for them.

I am wondering if the Heat try to get into this draft. They need some cheap young talent to put around LeBron. $3 million a year veteran free agents won't make much of a difference so it might be better off getting cheap young guys for 2 or 3 years.

This Heat team needs to get younger. They also need some bigger guys inside. Unfortunately, talented bigs command pretty big money.

Like the Bad Boys Pistons, I can see this Miami Heat team not aging gracefully.

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Agreed, and I feel like they

Agreed, and I feel like they really swung and missed by trading for Justin Hamilton last year. I don't think he'll ever play an NBA game and they gave up a guy in, Arnett Moutrie, who I think has some potential. In all reality, I bet they'll sign another aging guy like Marcus Camby.

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I think right now everyone is

I think right now everyone is over exaggerating the Heat's problems. Even if Wade is hurt, we are a much better team than how we are playing. Battier and Ray Allen have done absolutely nothing in this playoffs. In fact, they are hurting us more than helping us. Bosh has also been horrendous against the Pacers averaging 12 and 4. Norris Cole had a huge drop off this series from having a really good one against the Bulls. Add to the fact that Wade is doing next to nothing, we don't look like the same team everyone penciled in for the championship.

But i'm not short sighted and can see the difficulties that lie ahed. Next year will be the last year the Heat have a legitimate shot at winning the title with the current team. I still think if D Wade gets healthy and gets reduced minutes throughout the regular season to prepare him for the playoffs, the Heat can win a title. But after that, i don't think Wade will be able to do enough to help Lebron to win it all.

The changes that need to be made starting this summer is getting a starting center to put Chris Bosh back at the 4. The small ball isn't going to cut it any longer. It puts too much stress on the defense. If we can get a big man that can contest shots down low and get rebounds, it would do wonders to this team. I believe Greg Oden can be that person, but the problem would be he can't start, at least right away. Other options are Emeka Okafor and Splitter (but he might be too costly).

The 2014 NBA draft needs to be an important one for the Heat. In that draft we need to get someone that can contribute right away and have potential to be a star. We will most likely have two, so if we can package them and add a player like Chalmers for example, to get into the lotto, that would most likely net us that caliber of player.

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Who's we? Are you on the

Who's we? Are you on the team?

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Just happens as a fan

Just happens as a fan sometimes especially if you live in the actual city of the team, I catch myself saying "we" when talking about the Thunder sometimes.

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Haha I know, no worries. In

Haha I know, no worries. In the back of my mind I do that when thinking about my local T-Wolves. Sorry if it appeared...um...snotty?

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The Pacers have broken 100

The Pacers have broken 100 points once so far in this series, the first game where they scored 102. It isn't like Hibbert is dominating offensively so much that the Pacers have become an offensive juggernaut. He is doing well. But he is a max contract center and Haslem is 6' 7". Would the Heat be better if they had Asik playing Center? Yes, definitely. You want them to add J. Noah? Sure that would help a ton. But lets be realistic. Andt they are getting production out of their mix of Haslem, Andersen and Bosh. You can't just add a legit NBA big man when you are capped out. Andersen was a freaking gift that he fell into their lap. Haslem has been playing offensively out of his mind with these automatic jumpers. What more do you want when there is no money left in the salary cap to add a big man?

Ray Allen and Battier are combined shooting well under 40%, like way under. And these are generally open looks from three. If they hit those at a 40% clip, the games become blow outs.

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Another Heat loss but I still

Another Heat loss but I still don't think there is a problem with there defense. The Pacers aren't putting up big numbers. The Heat are finishing the 3rd quarter with something like 60 points. That won't win you many NBA games.

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What's going to kill Miami,

What's going to kill Miami, is they aren't going to do the basketball smart things with Wade or Bosh. I know LeBron could leave after next year, but regardless, if they want to move forward they can't afford to give Wade 3 years for 45 million or Bosh 4 years 50 million in 2014. Wade is looking like he's nearing the end, and Bosh is way too inconsistent. He hits open jumpers. That's all he does.

Its funny, Bill Simmons jokingly tweeted "Dwayne Wade for Iman Shumpert and Tyson Chandler, who says no?" And to be honest, that's a pretty good trade from a BASKETBALL standpoint.

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