just a little hypothetical situation....the raptors are off to a pretty slow start and bosh wants to be on a contending team. im sure he would rather the raptors be that contending team but for the sake of this argument lets just say bosh leaves toronto for miami.
Where does he fit? Does he play center or PF? Does beasley play pf next to bosh at center? Does beasley come off the bench? Does beasley, haslem, and bosh all start? Is beasley traded and the PF spot is all Bosh's?
What do you guys think will happen if bosh does indeed go to miami.
IF he were to go to the Heat I would let Bosh play C. Other than Howard what C would you feel he can't match up against in the East? The thing with Howard is there aren't a lot of guys who can make him too uncomfortable, he's going to make his points off of dunks and Bosh may be able to take away some of his hooks he's been working on, with his length and reach. Bosh isn't a prototypical center of the past but I would say he is a prototypical center of present.
The only negative is you would then have a C (6'10" 230) and PF (6'10/235) that aren't as strong/bulky as some other teams. There are a lot of BIG, strong PF's in the league so they may have issues on occassion. Bosh may not be ideal at the 5, but you have to look at the position around the league and realize you probably can't find an ideal guy at the 5, and the fact so many teams are going smaller/quicker it may work out well for most games.
Just guessing but I would think Miami may try to resign Jermaine Oneal for cheap. He would start at Center. Bosh at PF, Beasley at SF.
I don't think Bosh at Center & Beasley at PF would work.
Not sure why you think the Heat will be able to sign O'neal for "cheap." He's not what he was, but he's still a legit C in a league where good players in that position are scarce. I don't see the Heat signing Wade, Bosh and resigning O'neal.
You have to realize that 2010 WILL change the dynamics of the entire league. Whether every FA's stays or goes it doesn't matter, everything will change. For example if a team that banked on signing a huge FA and can't sign anyone significant they go from getting rid of contracts to signing a few smaller pieces and having to rebuild via draft. Or if the Cavs keep LBJ they will have gotten rid of O'neals and Ziggy's contract so they will need some position players. Every team's perspective will be different and a solid starting C can be a hot commodity, not something the Heat can just sign for cheap...
Very true Faction... the free agent period of 2010 will be a reshaping of the league. So many teams have big players theyre either targeting or trying to keep.