By Richard Nurse @blackirishpr on April 19, 2014
I know that the postseason is only a few games in, but before the Miami Heat tip things off tomorrow let's jump ahead a few months and take a look at five problems they must address during the offseason.
Although Mario Chalmers is the prototypical point guard for this version of the Heatles -- despite his frequent brain lapses -- the potential for him to demand more money in the offseason puts the team’s backcourt in jeopardy.
Couple that with Norris Cole’s third year decline and there could be a serious problem.
With Ray Allen and Shane Battier likely set to retire and Miami looking at the possibility of having 13 free agents on deck, it will be key for the two-time defending champs to reconstruct a cheaper cast that can actually do what this year’s bench hardly did -- show support.
This season has featured too many instances of lackluster Miami Heat basketball. Win or lose, we have to wait and see how coach Erik Spoelstra will go about reviving the hunger that they had before they relieved the championship pressure.
Between maintenance and a myriad of injuries, the Miami Heat lost their star shooting guard for more than a third of the NBA season. Fortunately the year after OssaTron shockwave therapy seems to be the one where players regain their health (see: Rashard Lewis). But can the team risk entrusting their future in Dwyane Wade’s broken down body without securing a solid backup?
The only thing more important than keeping the Big Three intact will be Miami’s ability to resign LeBron James, while also convincing him that he won’t have another frustrating season of having to shoulder the entire load as if he were back in Cleveland.
August 3, 2015 by Kareem Gantt
The Orlando Magic players are setting high expectations for the 2015-16 NBA season. Read More
August 3, 2015 by Samuel Martell
Don't sleep on the Minnesota Timberwolves of the future, because they have plenty of young talent to make some serious noise in the Western Conference. Read More
August 3, 2015 by Seth Lassen
What's already been an incredible year for James Harden is about to get even better. Read More
August 3, 2015 by Jared Doyle
Here are five issues still facing the Denver Nuggets this offseason. Read More
August 3, 2015 by Evan Massey
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to make every move possible to win a championship in 2015-16, and they should look into acquiring shooting guard Nick Young from the Lakers. Read More
August 3, 2015 by Brad Berreman
The Milwaukee Bucks have not always been a notable team on a national scale, but here are the 10 best players in franchise history. Read More
August 3, 2015 by George Middleton
The Los Angeles Lakers had two chances at taking talented shooting guard Norman Powell and they didn't. Find out how this decision will haunt them. Read More
August 2, 2015 by Dave Daniels
The New York Knicks recently signed Sasha Vujacic, and this proves Phil Jackson is truly living in the past. Read More