NBA Preview 2014-15 – Miami Heat

TheMiamiHeatwillenterthisseasonfullofquestions。

GoneisLeBronJames,andtheonusisonotherstopickuptheslack。

CanDwyaneWadestayhealthyandbethesuperstarheoncewas?

CanChrisBoshgetbacktoaveraging20and10anight?

Howwillthenewcomersfitin?

HowwillheadcoachErikSpoelstraadjustnowthatoneofgreatestplayerseveriswearingadifferentuniform?

TheMiamiHeatwillenterthisseasonfullofquestions。

GoneisLeBronJames,andtheonusisonotherstopickuptheslack。

CanDwyaneWadestayhealthyandbethesuperstarheoncewas?

CanChrisBoshgetbacktoaveraging20and10anight?

Howwillthenewcomersfitin?

HowwillheadcoachErikSpoelstraadjustnowthatoneofgreatestplayerseveriswearingadifferentuniform?

ItseasytodismissMiamisansJames。

Butinreality,thisteamcanstillwintheEast。

WithPaulGeorgeoutthisseasonforIndiana,Clevelandbeingyoungandhavingtobuildchemistry,andChicagosstarpointguardDerrickRosepronetoinjury,theHeatshouldnotbeoverlooked。

ItallstartswithWadeandBosh。

Wadeactuallyhadthemostefficientyearofhiscareerlastseason。

Butheonlyplayedin54gamesduringtheregularseason。

HellhavetogetmoreoutofhisbodythisyeariftheHeataretohaveachance。

Meanwhile,Boshwilllikelybethenewfocalpointoftheteamsoffense。

Overthelastfewyears,Boshhasinchedfurtherandfurtherawayfromthebasket。

TheHeatwillneedhimtobeaforceinthepostthisyear。

Boshcanbedominantaroundtherim;butMiamididntneedhimcloggingthelanewithJamesandWadearound。

PerhapsthemostinterestingaspectofthisMiamiteamishownewcomersLuolDeng,JoshMcRoberts,DannyGranger,androokieShabazzNapierwillcomplementthestars。

Dengobviouslyhashugeshoestofillatsmallforward,buthesnopushover。

SpoelstrawillassignDengwhowasvotedtotheNBAsAllDefensiveSecondTeamin2012todefendtheopposingteamsbestwingplayeronanightlybasis。

Spoelstraishopingtherewontbemuchdropoffondefense。

McRobertswillspreadthefloorandprovidetoughness,andhedistributestheballwellforabigman。

Buthewonthelpfixtheteamsreboundingwoes。

Grangersabilityisdependentonhishealth。

Hisgamehasdeterioratedovertheyearsbecauseofinjuryproblems。

Finally,theteambringsbackMarioChalmers,ChrisAndersen,UdonisHaslem,andNorrisCole。

JamesEnnis,ShawneWilliams,ShannonBrown,andReggieWilliamsarealsopotentialcontributors。