Miami Heat: Why a True Center Is Not a Need for a Repeat in 2012-13

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Miami Heat: Why a True Center Is Not a Need for a Repeat in 2012-13
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It seems like this time last year a lot of critics were complaining about Miami going after Shane Battier instead of a valuable center to fill a glaring need. As we speak now, potentially no move last year could have had the same impact that signing the solid veteran forward did.

However, if Miami does have one true weakness, it has to be the group of sub-par NBA centers they currently have.

While players like Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman aren't the best possible options to start in the center position, there were not many more attractive options in the free agency pool that would have fit Miami's best game plan.

This Heat team will remain weak in the middle, but it's necessary for Miami to play to their full ability. Here are four reasons why.

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