Miami Heat Home Stretch: Five Things Needed Before Playoff Time

February 9th, 2011 by Josh Baumgard Leave a reply »

With just 30 games remaining, the Heat’s most exciting NBA regular season to date is nearing the final stretch.

It’s amazing how time flies when your team is relevant. Miami hasn’t had a relevant sports team since 2006, when the Heat brought home their first ever NBA Championship.

Here are five things I’d like to see happen over the course of the final 30 games.


1. Arroyo in, Chalmers out

Of course, I write this right before Chalmers has one of his better games last night. I’m going to assume it was an aberration.

Let’s take a look at what each player brings to the table. Keep in mind the two most important skills Miami needs from the point guard position is defense and shooting.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade dominate the ball, as they should.

First off, they are both average defensively, in fact a case can be made that Chalmers is below average because of his consistent failure to determine what’s considered a good steal attempt. Too often, he leaves Miami’s interior defense vulnerable after wrongfully gamblin ...

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