Riddle Me This: Rose V. Wade?
Ever since the Lottery a few days ago, analysts have been crying tears of joy over being able to edit all of their draft predictions.
I use the term "edit" loosely, as truthfully, all they end up doing is changing the order of the teams.
One thing I can't help but notice, however, is that many mock drafts had the Miami Heat picking up Derrick Rose even before Chicago won the pick. This doesn't make much sense to me.
Maybe I'm the only one, but something about this whole thing just doesn't make any sense.
Don't get me wrong: I've got nothing against Derrick Rose. Sure, he helped put my Mississippi State Bulldogs out of the tourney, but hey, no big deal. He's good. I just have one question for the Bleacher Report public to consider:
Riddle me this: If the Miami Heat already have Dwayne Wade, why would they want to draft the next Dwayne Wade?
See, Chad Ford's mock draft on ESPN has this quote: "A Rose-Wade backcourt should be awesome."
Awesome, sure, but why would you try to simply duplicate your most lethal weapon instead of getting him some help?
If it does happen, I could just imagine what would be going through the head of any defender when he sees that matchup:
"Oh man, Wade and Rose are coming. I wonder which one is going to take the ball and drive to the basket this time? Guess I'll just back off a little bit...."
Talk about a one trick pony.
See, when you have a team that hasn't seen success since they lost their inside presence, it makes sense to me that they would want to go after (you guessed it) an inside presence.
After all, they currently have Dwayne Wade running fast breaks with Shawn Marion. How many more freak athletes do the Heat need?
Chicago will in all likelihood take Michael Beasley, who is the player the Heat need. With him gone, the question will be left to them: Grab the best player available, or the player who could add another dimension to the team?
I'll be honest with you: if I were in charge of the Heat, I would consider picking up Brook Lopez instead. Crazy, I know, but it seems like I would want a big man, instead of grabbing a clone of my star.
Heck, maybe even Kevin Love would be a better fit. Imagine him throwing outlet passes to a streaking Wade/Marion. (According to TV personalities, watching Kevin Love throw one of those bad boys is like watching Michelangelo paint the dadgum Sistine Chapel. It's a pass. Get over it.)
Like I said, I could be wrong. I'll let you guys ponder it, discuss it, bash it, tell me what you think, whatever. Just throwing it out there.
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