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Unless Chris Bosh happens to be traded for some reason, he will open up the season as Miami’s starting center.
Bosh has always been the focal point for criticism throughout Miami’s “Big 3” era, but in reality, his play has been as essential as anyone else’s in terms of the Heat’s success. Without Bosh, Miami's small ball formula is broken.
Though many in South Florida would prefer to see Bosh in the post more, his ability to stretch the floor with his jumper is key.
And to Bosh's defense, a majority of his time with the Heat has been spent outside of his comfort zone on the offensive side of the ball. He undoubtedly made the biggest sacrifice as far as his game goes when he, James and Wade decided to team up in 2010.
Last season, Bosh shot a career-high 54 percent from the floor while averaging 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game for Miami.