Fantasy Basketball: What to Expect from the New Miami Heat

August 11th, 2010 by Tommy Landry Leave a reply »

NBA fans are buzzing about the rebuilt Miami Heat roster, and for good reason. After all, they landed the best player in the league (LeBron James) to play next to another superstar (Dwyane Wade), and sweetened the deal with an elite big man (Chris Bosh).

How will the presence of so much talent impact the fantasy value of these topnotch performers?

The Starting Lineup
The most talented potential starting lineup:

PG  Dwyane Wade SG  Mike Miller SF   LeBron James PF   Chris Bosh C     Zydrunas Ilgauskas Aside from these five players, Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers are the next best options. [NOTE: Eddie House was signed after completion of this article, and he should be roughly equal in value to what he offered in Boston.]  Haslem will continue to be the energy player with eight point and eight rebound averages, while Chalmers should continue to be unworthy of your attention.

Breaking Down The Top Five
Whether starting or not, these five players will average big minutes. Fearless forecasts are as follows:

Dwyane Wade
D-Wade is still a key cog, but h ...

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