Although Chris Bosh didn't have his finest performance in the Miami Heat's disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last night, his adjustment to the Center position has put the team in a better position to succeed.
Having played most of his career, both college and pro, at the PF position, Bosh struggled to produce the kind of numbers expected of him during the earlier stages of his tenure in Miami.
However, things changed when Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to put an end to the revolving-door at the center position and configured his roster to fit the team's strengths: speed and outside shooters to space the floor.
As a result, Miami was able to overcome a 3-2 deficit against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the NBA Finals, and find the third piece to their prized 2010 free-agent offseason in 2010 more integrated into the team's system than ever before.
Be that as it may, there will still come those nights when Bosh's meek 235-pound frame will pose a significant disadvantage for the Heat against some of the bigger teams in the league—such as the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers.
But, before you write off as a Heat disadvantage the center matchups they'll face in the future, remember that Bosh scored a team high 40 points two weeks ago against the Denver Nuggets, proving that his success at the tail end of the playoffs last season was no aberration.
In fact, you may be surprised at some of the starting centers in this league Bosh does have an advantage over.