NBA Free Agents 2011: Miami Heat Will Make Big Moves to Win NBA Title

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NBA Free Agents 2011: Miami Heat Will Make Big Moves to Win NBA Title
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The Miami Heat were dubbed the dream team of the NBA shortly after acquiring LeBron James and Chris Bosh before the start of last season.

The Heat made it to the 2011 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Dallas Mavericks after just a six-game series.

It was made clear that the big three can't do it alone.

Miami struggled all season with production from the point guard and center position. The biggest concern and complaint was that the team just wasn't physical enough. There were multiple situations where Bosh was criticized for playing soft in key situations.

The Heat has some big issues to address this offseason. First, and maybe most importantly, will be at the point guard position.

Both Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers are set to be free agents. Chances are the team will let one walk and the other will start next season.

Down the stretch last season, it appeared that Chalmers was starting to get into a groove and figure things out. He isn't going to get a big payday elsewhere, so it's likely in his best interest to stay in Miami.

It's especially in his favor since he had the ball in his hand with the game on the line as much as James last year. He and Wade were the closers, while James often took a backseat. He actually played a big role on the team.

For that reason alone, I see the Heat holding onto him and letting Bibby walk.

Where I see the Heat making a big move in the offseason is at the center position. Joel Anthony and Zydrunas Ilgauskas just aren't going to cut it.

There are plenty of big-name centers that will be looking for a team in the coming weeks.

Tyson Chandler, Nene and Marc Gasol are just a few of the guys that the Heat could go after. If Miami could land any of these guys it will be all that they need to put them over the top.

Then they can finally start their run for not one, not two, not three...

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