|2009-10 Team Rating|
|19th Overall||4th Overall|
2009-10 Season Stats
Chris Bosh is in his prime and fairly solid on both ends. He never led the Raptors anywhere special, but then, he never had LeBron James at small forward.
If Mike Miller can hit the open shot, and he'll have many chances, he'll be worth the contract. None of the point guard additions are special, but Dwyane Wade controls the ball, anyway.
Miami played excellent team defense under Erik Spoelstra and that probably won't change for a team that re-signed Udonis Haslem and welcomes Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
You think Miami had a tough time filling out the starting lineup card after the Big Three? Imagine the bench. Lots of recycled names. The big hope is for DaSean Butler, second round pick, to be a steal.
After signing all the big names, Miami pledged itself to Spoelstra, but then, Stan Van Gundy once sat in that seat. Gut feeling says Pat Riley will not kick himself downstairs again, but let's write that in pencil for now.
What. A. Summer. Almost overnight, the Heat transformed themselves into the Cowboys and Yankees of the NBA. Major props to Pat Riley for doing a great sell-job and scoring a big recruiting haul. It already ranks as a historic haul.
Miami couldn't fill all the holes, however, and with the exception of Miller, the other "hired help" is either on the downside or already maxed out. But the Big Three can cover plenty of holes, or at least Miami hopes.
Explanation of Marking System
|Golden State Warriors||D+|
|Los Angeles Clippers||C|
|Los Angeles Lakers||A|
|New Jersey Nets||B|
|New Orleans Hornets||C|
|New York Knicks||B|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||A|
|Portland Trail Blazers||B|
|San Antonio Spurs||B+|