NBA Free Agents 2012: Why the Miami Heat Are Not the Right Option for Steve Nash
First came Dwyane Wade—via the 2003 draft.
Next, LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the team transforming the Miami Heat into one of the most dominant teams in the league. The trio promised multiple championships, but were soon stunned at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.
The dominance of the Heat was soon questioned as many wondered whether the trio was enough to bring the Larry O'Brien trophy to Miami.
With the shooting guard, small forward and power forward positions already filled, the team lacks a star at the point and in the middle.
However, unlike most speculation, Nash is not the answer that Miami needs. While the addition would transform the "Big Three" into the "Fantastic Four," the addition of Nash would not solidify their playoff hopes.
LeBron leads all non-point guards in assists with 6.2 per game, and Wade averages a sufficient 4.6. Neither have a difficult time finding each other, as the pair have as much chemistry as any other duo in the NBA.
The team also has Mario Chalmers, a young point guard with plenty of potential. While he is far from being one of the league's top facilitators, his role does not require him to be, with the help of James and Wade.
James requires the ball in his hands for the majority of the time, with the rest being handled by Wade. Another top talent is not what the team needs.
The team's biggest weakness is in the middle, with a center to compliment Bosh. Bosh is not a dominant player down low, and definitely needs help.
If I were Miami, I would spend my time focusing on adding a defensive-minded center. Nash is a fantastic player who would greatly help most rosters, but in the Heat's case, a different player better solves their problems.
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