How Ray Allen Signing Will Solve Heat's Struggles Against Zone Defenses

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How Ray Allen Signing Will Solve Heat's Struggles Against Zone Defenses
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The Miami Heat have been one of the most dominant forces in basketball over the past two seasons. 

The Heat, led by their star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, reached the pinnacle of the NBA mountain last season with a five-game finals victory over the Thunder. 

Despite reaching the last two NBA title series, the Heat have had a plethora of flaws along the way, ultimately dooming them in 2011 and nearly causing their demise last season before they found an effective system. 

While Miami may be overly scrutinized due to its "Hollywood as hell" nature, there is no doubt that the Heat have had shortcomings in their game. One of those shortcomings is their less-than-stellar ability against opposing teams' zone defense. 

A large factor in the Heat's problem against the zone was a lack of consistent three-point shooting from their supporting cast until last year's postseason. 

Fortunately for Miami, they were able to sign the NBA's all-time leading three-point shooter. Ray Allen will cure a lot of the Heat's issues against zone defenses.

Here is what a healthy Allen can do for the Heat. 

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