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Miami Heat Blunders: 10 Reasons Why They Should Have Signed Erick Dampier
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The Miami Heat may be feeling themselves a little two much. Pressed with a need for a quality center with size to combat the bigger teams, they passed on attaining a 6’11” and 270lb behemoth of a man. That man is Erick Dampier, former starting center of six consecutive 50-plus win teams.

It’s hard to say if it’s just confidence in the current players set to mind to man the position, or if Pat Riley is just taking a stance on not letting others determine how he builds his team. Whatever the reasoning, it may very well creep up to haunt the Heat.

There aren’t any teams that can match the talent of the Heat perimeter players. However, there’s a huge size and talent gap in regards to the Heat’s front court. Especially at the center position!

The Heat has several players currently that don’t project well in regards to being starting centers in a playoff setting. Yet, Pat Riley seems content with staying on the path he’s set for the Heat. This may change midway through the season.

But if it doesn’t, here are 10 problems the Heat can face because of it.

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