Miami Heat Should Not Trade Chris Bosh for Carmelo Anthony

Jack WindhamAnalyst IDecember 2, 2010

Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh and Carmelo AnthonyChris Graythen/Getty Images

This is not a video game.

CBS Sports recently mentioned the possibility of the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat swapping superstars. If it came to be, then the trade would involve soon-to-be free agent Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.

This trade is only appealing to those that don't truly understand the game of basketball. The types of fans that would enjoy this trade are the ones that are calling for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire a top-flight point guard to pair up with Kobe Bryant. They're also the ones that value big names over complementing pieces when building a roster.

While it would make good fodder for journalists, the move would make very little sense on the basketball court. The same problems that are hurting the Heat right now would be even more emphasized if Anthony were to replace Bosh in the lineup.

Positionally, it could prove to be disastrous. Naturally, Dwyane Wade is a shooting guard, James is a small forward and Anthony is a small forward. While all three guys can play other positions as well, their natural spots are where they shine the best.

Tactically, it would be a mistake as well. The reason why Wade, James and Bosh are struggling right now is because none of them are comfortable with playing off the ball. They're at their best when they are isolated with the ball. Guess who else fits that description. That's right, Anthony.

The Heat would increase interest in their franchise, but they certainly would not increase their chances of a championship by making this move.