New Look Miami Heat Looks Good on Paper, But Will Chemistry Be a Factor?
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Miami certainly was the winner of the free agency battle.
Looking at the roster, it seems as though the Heat will easily coast through the Eastern Conference and be an automatic Finals contender. As well as the only team who will be able to compete with the Lakers.
Question is, how well will they all play together?
With an All-Star team like this and so many scoring threats, will it hurt them in the long run if not just one, but all the players (such as the big three), try to shine and make a name for themselves?
Of course, it is the big three that there should be the most concern about when it comes to chemistry. Both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are used to being the go-to guy, especially in the fourth quarter. Chris Bosh was pretty much a one man team in Toronto, until Turkoglu came to town, so will he be looking to get a bunch of touches down in the paint?
LeBron James averages 29, Dwayne Wade 26, and Chris Bosh 24 points per game. If you combine those three together that is already 79 points per game if they all get their averages, which means they have to get just as many touches as they did while they were on separate teams, which I don't see happening.
Who is the go-to guy on the team? Who is the man that brings the ball up the court and runs the offense? Who is the clutch fourth quarter man? These questions narrow down to Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Dwyane Wade is a much better closer if the game is close. LeBron James is much bigger and more powerful. He is able to drive in to make players double or triple team him and be able to dish it out to a wide open man.
Dwyane Wade is a much better free throw shooter when the game is on the line. LeBron James seems to choke a lot under pressure.
This team has tons of weapons but they just have to learn how and when to use them. If they can coexist and the chemistry is there, this team has the ability to average well over 100 ppg and maybe even win more than 70 games.
The only problem is if their egos are as high as they are right now when the season starts, it could mean trouble. Another problem could be if LeBron James or Dwyane Wade try to prove that it is each their team.
In order for that not to happen, LeBron needs to suck it up and realize it is Dwyane Wade's team. Wade has won a championship and helped recruit players to Miami.
It is going to be one exciting season. Everyone is excited to see if this All-Star team is as good as they look. If they are then watch out! There will be multiple championships coming to Miami!
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