The plain fact is that the Heat have no inside game or presence. They must create ball movement and open floor spacing a different way, because right now, they only have guys like Bosh, Wade, and LeBron who want to face up and take guys off the dribble. This allows defenses to overload and force the Heat to make outside shots.
Without injured Mike Miller in the lineup, the Heat really have no reliable spot up shooter. But even when Miller returns, it doesn't solve the Heat’s undersized problems.
So, Basketball 101 teaches us that when a team is small or lacks power in the paint, then that team must run. This is exactly what the Heat must do.
And, they need to put LeBron in a different position. Everyone has flirted with this idea for years but now it is critical. They must move LBJ to point guard and get out and run. Everyone compares him to Magic Johnson. Now it’s time to be like Magic.
If they do this, then their athletic ability will overpower teams. And, this is a short-term formula for success until the playoffs. At that point, when Miami runs into front court centric teams like Boston, Orlando, or Los Angeles, they will be cooked.
But, for now, that's the only solution.
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