5 Moves the Miami Heat Should Consider to Challenge the Lakers

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5 Moves the Miami Heat Should Consider to Challenge the Lakers
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With Dwight Howard now reportedly on his way to Los Angeles, the Lakers may now be the unofficial favorites to dethrone King James and his Knights of South Beach. 

With four active All-Stars in their starting lineup, along with former All-Star Antawn Jamison joining the mix, the Lakers have potential to be very dominant this season. One of their strengths is their size. With Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Antawn Jamison and Jordan Hill all splitting time at the 4 and 5, any team that hopes to defeat the Lakers will need some size of their own. 

Miami is obviously a very talented team, but size is not one of their strengths. Chris Bosh is a multi-time All-Star, but much more of a finesse player than a banger. Joel Anthony is simply there to take up space, and reserve forward Udonis Haslem struggled a lot last year and seems to be on the decline. 

Miami did pick up 6'10" Rashard Lewis this summer, but seeing him play hard in the paint is about as likely as seeing Latrell Sprewell suit up again.

The Heat also signed former Celtics sharpshooter Ray Allen, but while a savvy move, it does nothing to address their size issue.

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