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The Miami Heat do not have any good centers. That is obvious looking at their roster. Dexter Pittman? Eddy Curry? Juwan Howard? Joel Anthony?
Yet they weren't hurt by this.
The Heat appear to want to make Chris Bosh their starting center as he played large minutes there throughout last season.
However, should they continue down this path, they will be hurt this season, especially with the improved play of Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert and the arrival of Andrew Bynum in Philadelphia.
The Heat could now face two great centers in their run to the Finals this season with the specter of Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers awaiting them should they get that far.
Should the Heat decide they must return Bosh to power forward in the face of this center onslaught, they still do not have that center and do not look likely to find one at short notice.
How can they fix this? By playing small ball the right way.
Not many big men can defend players like Chris Bosh in the pick-and-pop and spot-up plays he so often ran in the NBA Finals. Hibbert and Bynum are simply not quick enough to cover the ground necessary to prevent Bosh from scoring. Howard, however, is, but the Heat must bargain on having the talent to negate his incredible defensive abilities.
So with Bosh still playing center and LeBron at power forward, the Heat have a speed advantage over these traditional big men as they continue to create a positional revolution the scale of which has not been seen in decades.