Miami Heat Needs a Big Man: Get Los Angeles on the Phone Again

May 20th, 2010 by Bhemis Parks Leave a reply »
After dealing with the inconsistencies of Jermain O'Neal for the past season and a half, the Miami Heat are finally free of his $21 million deal. The Heat are now on the market for a starting center, hopefully, this doesn't include the signing of another PF to play center. The Heat organization has to look at the bigger picture,and that being, size matters. Just ask the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. Miami needs a 7'0" that will focus on controlling the paint on the defensive end. His offense shouldn't be that important because the Heat with Wade, Beasley and whoever they sign with their cap space, should be more than enough.


Getting a good player at this position will be as difficult a task as any for the Heat this off-season. The center position, historically, is usually hard to find a good to great player. The Free Agent pool isn't even knee deep with talent, at least not with anyone that would be a better fit than either O'Neal (Shaq and Jermaine )... I know, scary thought. However, the Heat does have some decent options in acquiring a player that can play the position for the next three to five years. If Miami is gonna have any chance at landi ...

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