After watching the Miami Heat get beaten up by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals, it is apparent that something has to be done. Adding a point guard who can make a difference right now would be key. However, landing PG Kyle Lowry still wouldn’t guarantee a title.
Mario Chalmers did not have his best outing in this year’s playoffs and the same thing can be said about the Heat. The Spurs were on a different level and they proved that by winning the championship in five games.
Having a point guard of Lowry’s caliber is a huge bonus for any team. He put up 17.9 points per game and 7.4 assists per game for the Toronto Raptors this past season. He was a big reason for the team’s success. Toronto very well could end up re-signing Lowry, but let’s just play off of the idea of him going to South Beach.
Lowry would instantly take pressure off of LeBron James on the offensive side of the ball. He would also be another reliable scorer who the Heat could count on for an entire season. No offense to Dwyane Wade, but he isn’t exactly the most healthy player in the league. He is great when he looks like his old self, but we don’t always see the Wade of old.
Chris Bosh is also great when he is at his best, but he is far from a superstar now.
If all of Miami’s stars return, the Heat will still be one of the top teams in the NBA. After all, they have made four straight NBA Finals — won two of them.
Assuming the Spurs have all of their key players back on the team, they will be the team to beat in the 2014-15 season. Adding Lowry would certainly make Miami better, but adding a star player will not guarantee a title.