How is Ray Allen helping them get better exactly? Ray Allen will simply take Mike Miller's, James' Jones, and some of Mario Chalmer's playing time away. Or if he doesn't, he's taking playing time away from Dwyane Wade which is not an improvement. He'll be a stand still shooter that was injured frequently last year and eventually benched by Doc Rivers. I just don't see how that's an improvement when Chalmers/Wade/James > Allen, while also having Shane Battier to give time to.
And because James can defend some PF's I don't really see that line-up having too much difficulty on defense. Sure, they'd have weaknesses(rebounding and playing against bigger teams i.e. the Lakers) but on offense they'd be a nightmare.
And I read somewhere that they want Bosh to play more center so that's probably to have Bron play some power forward as well.
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That being said, I have a hard time not seeing a Celtics/Heat ECF. I'm a little surprised to see so many people picking us to make it to the ECF.
Depending on match-ups, I could see us making it to the 2nd round and I have a hard time seeing us going any further than that.
I had us going 42-40 in the regular season, so that puts us in the 6-8 range. 6th seed, we advance(pending Rose's health of course). 7th or 8th seed, out in 1st round.
All in all, I'd go Heat vs. Lakers finals with the Heat winning.
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He will also help them a lot scoring off the bench.
Factor in that he won't have such a high usage percentage, and won't play as many minutes in Miami, and the difference is like saying I have 100 rocks in my garden instead of 93. It's hardly noticeable.
James Jones won against Allen and Pierce in the 3pt shoot out. Best 3 point shooter ever? I thought Korver had that record.
"I can't wait until the little homie comes back. Because we know we have another level when that boy comes back," Noah said. "We're a hungry group. We're going for one thing and that's a championship. One day, I want to party in Chicago and I want to see what that feels like."