Miami Heat Midseason Grades: The Arrival Of LeBron James Doing Wonders in Miami

January 16th, 2011 by Josh Baumgard Leave a reply »

Carlos Arroyo has exceeded expectations shooting the basketball, showing remarkable efficiency from three (46 percent). Meanwhile, Mario Chalmers is treading water, with his one-step forward, one-step back approach in every game.

Dwyane Wade has been his stellar self and must be happier with less pressure on his shoulders than in years past. He’s becoming a force away from the ball as well, something he’s never had to do before.

Eddie House still shoots the crap out of the ball, but has found it difficult to play consistent minutes because he’s a defensive liability. Unfortunately for the Heat, they won’t be able to upgrade the point guard position, their weakest spot by far, until the offseason. It’s highly unlikely they can upgrade via trade because of their roster inflexibility.

Backcourt Grade: B Frontcourt LeBron James and Chris Bosh form the best one-two punch at the forward spots in the NBA. James has been sensational, throwing himself into the MVP discussion with a ridiculous December in which he shot 51 percent from the field and 44 percent from three. Bosh has stepped up his ...

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