The Miami Heat had arguably the best season in team history last year. They proved to the basketball world that combining superstar talent together can produce a championship. However, their team was not perfect. They had questions to be answered in the front court and on their bench. The latter got some work but the same cannot be said about the front court.
Key Free Agent Acquisitions
Ray Allen– He has the most three pointers made in history, and he has taken whatever is left of his talents to South Beach. Allen is old and nowhere near what he used to be, but he can provide veteran leadership (as if the Heat needed more) and more championship experience.
Rashard Lewis– I am not crazy about this signing, but it is not too costly. This one could go under good or bad, but I think Lewis will be able to do enough for the Heat. He was a threat in his prime from distance, and if he can get some sort of rhythm back, that will help open up the lanes for Wade and James.
Key Losses to Free Agency
Arnett Moultrie– Heat had a good pick here…until they traded Moultrie away to Philly for the 45th pick in the same draft and a future first-rounder. They need a center and passed on one here. It could prove to be a bad decision. Not just now, but for the Heat’s future.
Justin Hamilton– Ok, so the Heat trade away a center for a second-rounder in the same draft, draft a center who is not nearly as good, and now that center is not in the NBA. Is it fair to say the Heat did not do a fantastic job at the draft this year?
It has not been an eventful offseason in terms of signings for the Heat. Their bench got slightly better, but their front court is still a big question mark. Lucky for them, they have LeBron James. Having Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh does not hurt either. The Miami Heat will finish first in the Southeast division and in the Eastern Conference.
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