Miami Heat Could Have Gotten More Than Chris Bosh for Their Dollar

December 1st, 2010 by Pat DeCola Leave a reply »
I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

Not because we're that close or anything, but because I just get so much enjoyment out of telling people this particular nugget of information.

Here it is: The Miami Heat aren't as good as they were hyped up to be.

Oh, you knew that already because you've watched at least 14 seconds of TV at some point in the past


Well, here's something you maybe didn't know: Miami could have gotten more for their dollar.

Specifically when it comes to the nearly $110 million they dumped on Chris Bosh.

While Bosh certainly picked up his play (19.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg in November) after a slow start (13.0 ppg,
6.5 rpg in October) a case can be made that a lower-profile free agent could have offered relative
production at a far lower cost.

If so, this would have allowed Pat Riley to offer some more side-support to coincide with the supposed highlight show between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Plus there wouldn't be all that awkwardness among the "Three Am-egos" on the court.

For instance, there's no need to look further than The Big Bargain himself, Shaquille O'Ne ...

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