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What position does LeBron James play? What position will Wade be moved to if Allen is allowed to be injected into the starting lineup?
Is Bosh Miami’s center or will the franchise look to bring a true center in midway through the season?
There are so many questions revolving around the team’s status, but yet those inquisitions have gone unanswered. Why answer them at all?
There is no need to address a situation within the roster that works in Miami’s favor. The fact that LeBron plays point-forward works for the Heat because he is a physical mismatch for anyone at those positions.
When James plays the point, he’s the best in the league. When he plays the forward, he’s the best in the league, whether that position is at the 3 or 4.
Shane Battier, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are also pictures of perfection when it comes to versatility and flexibility. Miami focuses on being able to adapt to situations—namely why a player like Mike Miller was consistently selected into the Heat’s lineup over James Jones.
While Miller’s main identity on the floor was to shoot the three persistently, he could make defensive plays on the other end of the floor like drawing charges and pulling down defensive rebounds. Jones may be viewed as a more competent three-baller, but Miller’s serviceability is what made him a better candidate for playing time.
That is what adds to the elusive trail that Miami is blazing. The franchise does not just want good players.
Pat Riley wants players that fulfill their roles ambidextrously.