5 Reasons LeBron James Should Play Point Guard for Miami
Unbelievable! Lebron James registers another triple-double tonight bringing his total to 7 in as many games... Those will be the headlines in the Miami Herald when “coach” Riley assigns The Chosen one to point guard duties.
Don’t call it fantasy. Early in his career in Cleveland, Paul Silas did experiment with Bron running the point. Most analyst and experts who've studied the 2 -time MVP’s court presence are keen on his ability to play all positions on the floor.
Why not take advantage of his advanced abilities by letting King James run the floor on D-Wade's court? It’s not like they’ll be running the Triangle in South Beach. Let's explore 5 advantages of such an option.
5. A 6’8” point guard instantly creates mismatches
Lebron’s speed is comparable with any top tier point guard in the league. His strength is unequaled allowing him to easily out-muscle any stubborn defender. It sure worked out for Magic Johnson.
4. Triple doubles from the king become the normal event.
One way to guarantee a team’s victory is to make sure their point guard gets his trivecta. Lebron loves to drop dimes and he’s already stated that he expects his scoring to drop. This unselfish act will help in……..
3. Keeping D-Wade and Bosh happy with Scoring Opportunities
Scoring is what Wade and Bosh do best. Besides, with all that double-teaming Lebron will have to face, the other Amigos will have plenty of open shots.
2. Udonis Haslem can start as Small Forward.
What better way for the organization to reward Haslem for his 14 million dollar sacrifice? Yeah, I know Haslem has been a career power forward, but he does have a decent 15-footer. He could always be switched around with Bosh, who’s a light weight anyway. Or better yet, use Mike Miller instead.
1. Pat Riley has the excuse to coach again.
Who could argue that Riley doesn’t have the most experience with coaching a hybrid point guard? And to be honest, Bron really would need that kind of guidance so it’s done right. Besides, who really wants Erik Spoelstra to coach a team of super powered mutants?