Miami Heat Rumors: Big 3 Won't Be Happy with Non-Moves Come Playoff Time

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2011

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 12:  Dwyane Wade #3, LeBron James #6, and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat poses during media day at American Airlines Arena on December 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Miami Heat may be thinking their laissez-faire approach to the post-lockout NBA season is beneficial, but the relatively small amount of buzz surrounding the team is going to come back to bite them come playoff time.

According to ESPN, LeBron James said, "I don't think anything can be as bad as it was last year," in regards to the hype surrounding the team.

It's ironic, given the way James and the rest of the Heat seemed to relish all of the buzz at the beginning of last year. With the way they collapsed in the Finals though, it's not surprising that they would be content being a bit more out of the spotlight this season.

While the Heat seem to be content with not being the big storyline of the post-lockout offseason, such will not be the case when they encounter the same problems they saw in the Finals against the Mavs a season ago.

Eddy Curry isn't the answer at center, and their inability to lock down a legitimate point guard will prove to be problematic once again.

That isn't to say they are going to drop off the face of the Earth, as the foundation of their team is obviously in place. Still, they proved last season that gaping holes in their roster and a lack of depth make them vulnerable.

With the futures of Chris Paul and Dwight Howard still up in the air, the Heat need to cross their fingers and hope neither one of them inks a contract in the East.

The Heat's inadequacies in the frontcourt and lack of a true point guard will keep them from bullying the rest of the NBA over the course of the next decade.

While they may be happy that the egotistical media circus they helped create is not in Miami this season, they'll be looking back and wishing they did more when they are left empty-handed at the end of the season once again.