Our defense the past three games was actually pretty good with or without him on the floor just by looking at the FG%'s of the opposition, but in a game like this Rashard could've been a good help in terms of keeping the likes of Varajeo away from the paint to allow us to limit some their 2nd chance points.
I honestly wouldn't have a problem with 'Shard getting minutes if Joel just got more as well. The minutes you'd take away from at that point would be some of UD's and most of Cole's. I say "some" from UD because his defense, help D in particular, has been pretty good. I say "most" from Cole because he's been flat out useless out there.
Cole is on my **** list. Send him out of here. Pipe dream we find enough to put together to trade from PHX for Gortat
The desperate need for a center on this team combined with the Heat's terrible drafting history leads me to believe he is worth it. The window isn't small for this team but if we can cement a close to all-star type big man with the big 3, we can't pass up the opportunity, even if it means giving up Chalmers, Battier, Miller, Cole, etc. This is all just food for thought and highly unlikely, though you never know .