There is only one certainty in Miami. The Heat will not win surpass the 72-10 mark posted by the Chicago Bulls in the 95-96 season. At least not this year. Miami, however, will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. They may not be the #1 seed in the east and they may not beat the Lakers, but they will come out of the east. Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors, Miami looked both great and ordinary during their 109-100 win. This Heat team will win at least 60 games, but may not win their division. Will that be good enough for Miami supporters around the nation?
Miami tried a new starting center last night and Zydrunas Ilgauskas came up big. He scored 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting. LeBron James had a 23 point 11 assist night, while Dwyane Wade went for 31. Make no mistake, Miami looked very good at times last night, but they never appeared great. Chris Bosh came out strong with some early points and rebounds. As good as the Miami Heat may wind up, right now there are some points they should have addressed.
SIGN ALLEN IVERSON – The Heat need someone at the point guard position who is a threat to score, as well as a good defender. With all due respect to Carlos Arroyo, he is neither. Miami does not need a true PG because DWade and LeBron handle the ball most of the time, but the Heat do need a threat.
GET SOMEONE THAT WEIGHS OVER 275LBS – Miami doesn’t need scoring down low, but they do need somebody of size that will discourage venturing into the paint. I don’t care if it is Eric Dampier, Alonzo Mourning, or even Sir Charles Barkley himself, go find somebody. Wait, maybe activate Dexter Pittman and tell him to hit somebody.
Let’s win 60!
About the Author
Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).