Miami Heat's Eddie House Will Make Difference in Team's Championship Run
The Miami Heat undoubtedly had one of the most monstrous and successful offseasons in NBA history after landing superstars LeBron James and Chris Bosh while retaining Dwyane Wade.
After their massive signings, critics and analysts questioned how they would be able to surround their new "Big Three" with the necessary talent to make them title contenders. They wondered how they would have the salary cap space to sign any worthy role players.
However, Pat Riley delivered once again by orchestrating the Big Three's contracts so there would be enough room to sign solid role players. Riley went above and beyond by resigning Udonis Haslem, while signing veterans Mike Miller, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Juwan Howard.
But, the most significant role player the Heat were able to pick up was three-point specialist Eddie House.
House, who was drafted by Miami and played three seasons with the team, truly puts the Heat over the top and will certainly make the difference in the Heat's title run. He is an excellent three-point shooter with a career average of 39 percent and has a knack for making the big shot on the biggest of stages.
The former second round pick played a vital role in the Boston Celtics championship run in 2008, so he has invaluable playoff experience. Along with Wade and Haslem, House is the only player on the roster to win a ring, which will be key when the Heat are getting deep into the postseason. He is known for his clutch shooting and can provide an immediate spark off the bench with his scoring.
With Miller and House on the team, Miami has two stellar deep shooting threats that can be lethal from beyond the arc and really space the floor for Wade, James, and Bosh.
However, House truly separates Miami from the rest of the pack. While the additions of Miller, Howard, and Big Z are great for the team, House gives the Heat the edge. He is quick, versatile, and clutch. When Wade and James are resting, he can provide a spark off the bench and infuse the second unit unlike any of the other reserve players.
In addition, he played in Pat Riley's system for three years and knows what it takes to be successful and how to gel with the team properly. More importantly, his championship experience in Boston as a bench player will certainly come in handy, similar to how James Posey's did for the Celtics after he won a ring with Miami in 2006.
House has all the tools to be the biggest threat in the Heat's second unit and will help out this team more than most people think. With the addition of Eddie House, the Miami Heat arguably have the deepest roster in the NBA and are on their way to ending Kobe Bryant's chances at a second three-peat.
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