Big baby is big. Big enough to match up well against Indiana's David West. Energy is contagious and to team up the Birdman with Big Baby, I don't think any team could beat Miami in a 7 game series. Miami has a chance to improve the roster now by going after Big Baby. Riley can get it done. Why not go for him and worry about Kaman, Buttler or anybody else later? Toney Douglas can still be cut? Can he?
Since 2011 all I hear is you need size to beat Miami and everyone has just about been bigger than us. Since 2011 nobody has beaten us when it counted. Maybe we don't need to worry so much about our size and get a wing player who can defend.
I do agree this team will win another title in this current state, but Riley is the architect. If he goes after a dude, it will work. Kaman is that guy. Riley nearly drafted him over Wade, go figure lol.
I'd cosign either Glen Davis or Chris Kaman. Both are big men who can shoot and rebound and play the same role Haslem has been playing but better.
Davis is the better defender than Kaman, but Kaman is clearly a better scorer and rebounder. But recently there have been no indications Kaman is seeking a buyout since the Lakers have put him back in the rotation. He's averaging 30 minutes per game over the last 5 games and is putting up good numbers (19 PPG / 9 REB / 49%). If all he is looking to do is showcase himself for the next contract, he's doing a fine job at that. But if he wants a buyout to play on a more meaningful team and a chance at a championship, then we have about 1 week for him to get bought out.
Should Riley grab Davis now before the Clippers or another team picks him up instead? or should he wait around and see if Kaman gets bought out?
Although Davis could get a bigger role with LA, he might want to sign with Miami assuming he brought his family to Orlando, they would be closer.
Big baby would be an awesome addition but I think he will reunite with his old coach in LA. His energy off the bench would be the exact boost this team needs. He might have a Birdman-like effect on this team.