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Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:09 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 9:55 am
 
The Miami Heat will reportedly not break up its Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Posted by Ben Golliver.

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It's too bad that the late, great George Steinbrenner doesn't run the Miami Heat. Can you imagine his executive office meltdown when the Heat crumbled in the 2011 NBA Finals, losing three games in a row to the Dallas Mavericks to fall short of a title in the first year of the Big Three era?

Erik Spoelstra would be gone for sure, Chris Bosh's house would be on the market and the Heat's bench players would quickly be lining up rooms in various Miami-area old folk's homes.

Instead, the Heat are run by Pat Riley, a sage architect of multiple title-winners, who apparently is ready to keep a steady hand on the wheel amidst all the disappointment and unfulfilled expectations.

Indeed, the New York Daily News reports that the Heatles will be back for another tour.
Not long after LeBron James' Finals flameout, Miami president Pat Riley has sent word to other league execs: He's not breaking up his Big Three. That's too bad -- for the rest of the NBA.
This is the wise, save move for now. Coming within two wins of a title in your first year together, expressing massive dominance over your Eastern Conference rivals and having the best trio of players -- all in their primes -- only bodes well for next season. The Heat, without any doubt, are the favorites to win the 2012 title as is.

Of course, Bosh has clearly been pushed to a separate tier by the blossoming James/Wade bromance and his questionable fit stuck out in the Finals. He didn't play enough defense or grab enough rebounds, and he couldn't get enough touches on offense, to really maximize his skills. He played hard, there's no questioning that, but his skill set isn't perfect for what James and Wade demand around them. 

It's a questionable but not necessarily fatal fit long term. Riley should absolutely listen to offers for Bosh, but he need not shop any of his players. The odds that he will get better value in return for Bosh are fairly long, and the media attention will be insane if he actually goes on the block.


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Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 12:40 am
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Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

Ilgauskas and House both have contract options that they would be crazy not to exercise, which gives Miami two reliable reserves. With House on board and Chalmers coming into his own, Bibby has no place on next season’s roster. What they really need is a player who  can post up.




Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

the only story here would have been if they did break apart. In related news, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow and WILL sit in the WEST (Dallas).



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

Who cares about the BIG THREE! I watched a total of about 6 NBA games this year in regular season and 12 total in playoffs and cheered for the HEAT to lose each and everyone.  The NBA is dead in the water.  The owners and players each know that there will be a HARD salary cap WITHOUT any LARRY BIRD RULE in effect.  No PLAYER will WANT to go to Miami only to get paid a "new" league minimum.  Mr. Howard will be traveling up north to Chicago (Sorry Orlando, happend in Cleveland last summer) to join Bulls.  Rose, Howard and a rejuvenated Boozer (scum) will OWN the EAST.  Please, Please do not respond because I am not a regular reader of anything NBA.



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

I would give it this year and if they don't win it all, Well then maybe it's time to toss in the towel...Sometimes to many superstars on one team is not a good chemistry.....And for some teams it is.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

There isn't a playoff team below $50M.  That type of salary cap would be stupid.  Nobody wants to watch a superteam-less/superstar-less NBA.  Everyone talks about Bird's Celtics, Magic (and Kareem's before that) Lakers and now the Big 3 Heat.  The Spurs have done well the last era and nobody cared (well, casual fans didn't, and that's the group the NBA wants to draw in).  The Kobe+Shaq Lakers were also a big deal but that got broken up pretty fast.

With a $50M salary cap the Mavs alleged "team of nobodies" with the $88M salary cap couldn't have existed.  The Heat method of having 3 big stars would just beat everyone for free because all you'd have is maybe 2 stars max and nothing else...at all.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

OK so how did this story get published and what exactly is the punchline?  If the Not So Big Three got busted up after just one year the city of Miami along with everything ever associated with it wold have been knocked back to the Flintstones era.  What an admishion of stupidity to the Owners, GM, coaches and Fans, but what an uplift to the city of Cleveland, especially if James were the one shipped off.  But of coarse Bosh would have been the one iwth the suitcase at the airport, James and Wade would have been the drivers.  What a Joke.  Well maybe if they can get there heads together they might win one or two (hopefuly NONE) rings instead of the five or six talked about last year.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

"Coming within two wins of a title in your first year together, expressing massive dominance over your Eastern Conference rivals and having the best trio of players -- all in their primes -- only bodes well for next season."    Does this not say it all?



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:40 am
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

The only story here would have been if they did break apart. In related news, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow and it is still cold in Antarctica.



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 8:42 am
 

Report: Miami Heat to keep Big Three intact

They probably have the most well known bench in the league but thats really not a good thing...just cause ya have a bench full of starters from 2000-2007 doesnt mean thats gonna help you in 2011.

Chalmers is good enough at PG and Haslem should be their C.

Ditch Howard , House , Bibby , Miller and the rest of those has beens and you might have something.


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