By Brandon McConnell
The Miami Heat was formed in the summer of 2010 with the “Big 3” that consists of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Each one was a star before they joined forces but none of them, in their current situation, were in a position to win an NBA Championship. Not even Dwyane Wade who had already won a championship with the Heat.
This team is like a science project. The CONTROL was each player on their original team by themselves, where each player would not become champions before joining forces. The HYPOTHESIS, is LeBron James saying, “not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7 championships”. After one year, we would have to start coming to the conclusion that this project just might not validate the HYPOTHESIS of a return in championships.
In any sport, a successful team wins championships due to the chemistry they display throughout the year. It is clear that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade cannot play at their maximum ability on the same team. They are both the same player and take up each other’s space. It would be like Dwight Howard and Shaq starting on the same team. So, what is the answer? Let’s dissect the situation. When the Miami Heat play without Lebron James, they are a .500 team with a record of 5-5. When the Miami Heat play without Dwyane Wade, they are 9-1 with a .900 winning percentage. I have to come to the conclusion that the Miami Heat are a more effective team without Dwyane Wade.
So, let’s look at the Miami Heat’s weaknesses. We can all come to the conclusion that they need help at the point guard and center positions. Since Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum are the only good centers in the league, let us direct our attention to the point guard position. The best point guard available is Deron Williams who will be a free agent at the end of this year and has no intentions on staying in New Jersey. Why don’t we play GM Pat Riley for a second. Let’s trade Dwyane Wade to the New Jersey Nets for Deron Williams. Since Dwyane has a couple of years left on his contract, New Jersey would take him in a heartbeat since they could draw more players to play with Wade. New Jersey could sign and trade Deron Williams so that Miami would have him under contract. Check out my proposed Miami Heat starting five.
PG Deron Williams
SG LeBron James
SF Shane Battier
PF Chris Bosh
C Joel Anthony
That starting five would be more effective than the current Miami starting five due to better chemistry with Deron Williams adding his eight assists per game. A great point guard makes the game easy for everyone. Just ask Kareem, Worthy, Scott, and Cooper.
In conclusion, the Miami Heat can continue being one of the most entertaining teams in the league, or start addressing the chemistry problems and become a DYNASTY.
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