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There are three guys that would fit well in Miami to rotate with Joel Anthony: Kwame Brown, Samuel Dalembert and Eddy Curry.
Kwame Brown is generally referred to as the biggest bust in NBA history. This will play well for the Heat for several reasons.
For one, they know that he has the talent to be a good NBA center; that is why he was drafted first overall. If he is placed on a team with as much talent as the Heat, chances are that he will have a career year.
Additionally, since he has had such a poor history as an NBA center, he will likely fall into the desired price range of the Heat. This will allow them to actually sign him.
Finally, he will be motivated to prove himself, just like Chris Bosh. The difference is that Bosh is doing it for pride, while Brown will be working for a better paycheck. Nevertheless, his bottled-up frustration could finally burst out and allow him to be a very solid center for the Heat.
Dalembert has made plenty of money in the league over his long and prosperous career. So this year, money likely isn’t going to be a deciding factor. He will be more focused on the location of the team and the potential championship prospects.
Fortunately for Miami, they are located in one of the best cities to live in and are championship favorites.
So if they are able to bring Dalembert to Miami, they will be getting a solid veteran center with loads of experience and decent talent. Last season he grabbed eight rebounds and eight points a night. Those stats will help to relieve some of the scoring pressure off of the Big Three.
Finally, there is Eddy Curry.
He is an average rebounder and below-average defender who didn’t even play last season. Why should they sign him?
For one, he will accept the veterans’ minimum salary, thus there is absolutely no risk involved. More importantly, he can score better than any of the centers on the Heat roster. If he can shed a few pounds, he would give the Heat a burst off the bench for a solid 10 minutes a game.
The center position is going to be weak for the Heat until they are able to find one through the draft. They may already have drafted their future center, Dexter Pittman, but he will not be ready for the starting role this year.
So for now, it is Joel Anthony and whichever veteran the Heat can sign.