Lebron James, Dwyane Wade Give Miami Heat the Most Versatile Lineup of All-Time

September 19th, 2010 by Andrew Bailey Leave a reply »
The new big three in Miami has been analyzed and discussed from just about every angle imaginable. We've wondered how well the team will come together.  We've wondered if James, Wade and Bosh can set aside their individual egos for the benefit of the whole. We've wondered how many games they'll win... how many championships they'll win.

Among all this speculation is also the question of who will start and at what position?  But with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the same team, does it really matter? 

Player Efficiency Rating (PER) is a stat that was developed by ESPN's John Hollinger.  It factors positive and negative individual stats into a formula that attempts to determine how effective a player is. 

Last season, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh were ranked No. 1, 2, and 4 in the league in this stat.  James and Wade are ranked No. 2 and 6 all time in PER.

Long story short: Each of the men who make up Miami's big three are extremely versatile.

One early projection of what Miami's starting lineup will look like is: Chalmers, Wade, James, Bosh, and Ilgauskus.  This is a very conven ...

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