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In case you haven't already recognized it, the Miami Heat have flaws at two key positions—the point guard and center.
The point guard situation isn't in dire straits. They still have Mario Chalmers, a solid perimeter threat, and Norris Cole, a dynamic rookie with potential, as well as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. While it hurts to not have a better defensive point guard, Miami usually finds way to recover thanks to a strong team defense and active hands.
There are problems at center, however. Even after last year where the Heat went through eight different players at the five, the team is still finding a true center to rely on. They've used Joel Anthony, Dexter Pittman, Udonis Haslem, Ronny Turiaf and Chris Bosh at center with the latter proving to be the most effective in a small sample size.
Bosh was able to match the length of certain centers and put his little-known strength to work as well. On the offensive end, he usually found ways to score thanks to his speed and the mid-range jumper that must always be accounted for.
However, it still hurts this team to not have a center who can constantly deter opposing centers and rebound the ball consistently. Miami has gone through several instances this year where they simply got pushed around by bigger teams. It played a large part last year when they couldn't find a way to best Dallas Mavericks' center Tyson Chandler on the NBA's biggest stage.
What team doesn't have problems, though? The San Antonio Spurs have problems and so do the Oklahoma City Thunder. In fact, just about every team that's ever accomplished anything had a flaw that played a key part in losses. Believe it or not, there's no such thing as a perfect team.
The only reason you hear so much about the Heat's problems at center and point guard is because they're the Heat. They have many of the same problems that a large number of teams have, but it's only brought out into the light for Miami because of the publicity they garner.
Miami isn't near the bottom in rebounding nor are they not getting enough assists. As much as everyone thinks this team needs Deron Williams or Dwight Howard, they're actually just as well off as any other NBA team.