Miami Heat Flash: How Udonis Haslem Fits Back In The Rotation

February 10th, 2011 by Josh Baumgard Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem has reportedly started rehabilitation on his left foot this week and the timing couldn’t be better.

His expected return is in the broad timeframe of March to early April. The Heat finish up their regular season on April 13 in Toronto. To anyone who doubted this man’s return after he ruptured a ligament in his left foot back in November, I pity you.

Haslem is in the breed of former Heat big man Alonzo Mourning. His toughness and willpower are in a different realm. He is the anti-Vince Carter, a player who goes down as frequently as the front pin in a bowling alley.


Implementing Haslem Into the Rotation

Assuming Haslem’s rehab goes well (knock on some serious wood), I fully expect a seamless transition into the rotation.

The reason Mike Miller took awhile to get going is because he’s a playmaker, a shooter whose game revolves around him holding the basketball. The opposite can be said for Udonis.

He doesn’t need the ball to be productive. Haslem is a master at the little things. He dives on the floor for loos ...

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