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Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  95 responses

Chris Bosh: ‘I Get a Little Lost Out There’

The least heralded of the Big Three in South Beach has had the toughest time adjusting to his new role and team, and was quite candid about it with the media over the weekend. From the Miami Herald: “Forward Chris Bosh approached teammate LeBron James on Friday night during the Heat’s return flight from New Orleans and wanted to talk — a simple chat between new friends, friends who still had a lot to learn about each other. It was about basketball, but it was also about bonding. Six games into this grand experiment and things were not happening as easily for Bosh as he had originally envisioned. ‘I was just honest,’ Bosh said. ‘I get a little lost out there because it’s different.’ Bosh’s numbers are down to begin the season, but he insists that finding himself on the court among his new teammates cannot be measured by statistics. Bosh was averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds before Saturday’s win over the Nets … Publicly, Bosh has said the only statistic he cares about is winning. The Heat (5-2) did not win Friday night and Bosh’s reticent demeanor on the court was an obvious factor in the game’s outcome. ‘I’ve kind of been on my heels for the first part of the season, so I’m starting to figure it out; it’s starting to come to me,’ he said after Saturday’s 101-89 victory against the Nets. ‘But at the end of the day, I just have to be aggressive. That’s what it’s all about.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    TMZ Headline that should have been written over the weekend: “After Nets game, it was discovered that Chris Bosh cheated on his perimeter game with his new girlfriend…..The Paint!”

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    I’m with Shaq on this, there is no big three, only big two.

  • MUBWAR

    So only the big 2 im guessing. And it means nothing to be the only in player in top 10 in points and rebounds. Get real Zabba, this is a long season. My projected Bosh stats for the year 18points and 8 rebounds(on a winning franchise i might add)

  • Ali

    1 rebound says it all. This guy have very little aggressiveness in him…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    I dont care how lost he gets in the offense, he grabbed like 8 boards over a three or four game stretch. Thats inexcusable.

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    Bosh has been soft his entire career. He’ll only play good when Wade and Lebron are in unstoppable mode. Otherwise, by himself, he’ll do squat, just like in Toronto.

  • Sparker

    shaq is playing divide and conquer. good for him. but chris has often had crappy stretches, usually followed by really strong ones. i think speed may be the issue. the raptors were deliberate on offense, and this played to bosh’s strength; he rarely makes a quick decision (this isn’t a criticism: this is also true of tim duncan). the hyper speed that lebron and d wade have going is just too fast for him. to project way ahead – and to look on the bright side, for him – they won’t move that fast come playoff time. on the other hand, bosh can wait all he wants for the game to come to him; it never will, at least not the way it did for years in toronto. third option is third option. he should study some game film of horace grant and get out the salt for his humble pie.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    I’m kinda glad with this news.. This means he wants to figure it out. Be more fluid on offense. But his rebounding? Yeah, I can’t answer that.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Since I know I’m the only guy that has seen every Heat game here…..Bosh has sucked…..at times. 1) He is not…NOT…getting the ball a ton in the post. When he does, at times, he’s been good with the ball, others, he’s looked lethargic and not aggressive. 2)When he spots up on the edges and Bron or Dwyane drives, draws and kicks, his jumper has been smooth and he’s been highly effective. Lebron loves running that same set when Haslem’s in the game too. 3)Bosh’s D is iffy. When he hedges on pick and rolls and try’s to double out on the perimeter, his length and footspeed works great in the Heat’s system. Matter of fact, this is the best asset that he brings to the team. His post D is not as bad as I thought. He was eaten up by Shaq in Game 1 (and Shaq eats up most guys still, so it’s hard to point a figure at that). He uses good positioning to keep guys in front of him and his length kind of works at times, but he can’t push anyone far away from the basket. 4)He’s been a willing passer and at times has shown excellent court awareness. Once he’s settled in to the system, he’s going to get 4-5 assists a game. I’m also calling bulls*it on the whole summer lovefest Bron, Wade and Bosh portrayed. Bosh said in the press that until the plane ride back from New Orleans, he never really had a “real” conversation with Bron, so where was did that “we knew this was what we wanted to do” talk come from when they decided to come from Miami? It was a made-up story apparently that the press ran with and the three of them fed into.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    cosign Myles Brown, its bad when you think youre a superstar and Okafor/Jason Smith dominate yo a$$

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Uhm….HaterLisbon, Bosh didn’t cover either of them.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    He played David West…..and they played even.

  • Fat Lever

    The Forgotten “Star”. And he can say all he wants that the only stat he cares about is wins, but I can’t believe that when all he’s opened his mouth about since signing with MIA is getting his name out there.

  • vtrobot

    @ Bosh: My fantasy team has noticed.

  • MUBWAR

    slow down Eboy, u r not the only one who’ve seen every Heat game. This my first year paying for League-pass just to not miss any HEAT game that won’t be broadcasting in Canada(i was wrong, apparently all of the HEAT games will be playing here)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Then you’re a rarity.

  • The Philosopher

    He’ll be fine.

  • The Philosopher

    And, Riles should come downstairs…
    NOW.

  • Addam

    Powerless foward…

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Didn’t they play uptempo in Toronto? I think the problem is
    he doesn’t get more freedom in the offense especially when all Three are in.. In Toronto he had a ball dominating PG who scores WAY less and looks to pass to him.. Now he’s got two guys which are GREAT passers and finders but scores much more. He’s quite fine when he’s with either Bron or D3.. In last game against NJ he had a great 3rd quarter with LeBron.. He’ll figure it out eventually.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lol at Addam and @Eboy, I saw 3 complete Miami games(Wolves, C´s, NO) and he was sh1ty in all of them…vs NO it was just SCARY, ON DEFENSE dude was getting abused, on Offense pushed outta da paint and on the glass MURDERED BY Okafor, Jason Smith(who killed him all night while DWest was in foul trouble), then final minutes it was West who torched him..you can be realistic and admit it

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Jason Smith hit mainly long jumpers. That’s what you consider killing someone? If you knew basketball a little, you’d realize that Bosh drops off guys like him to help rebound (since that’s what the Heat need from him)In other words, he’s drawn away from the basket and out of rebound position because of it. That’s where his lack of rebounds stem from. It’s also part of the Heat’s defensive system to cover the perimeter guys who get beat off the dribble. That’s how Smith scored most of his points. Dribble drive penetration from CP3 and kickouts to Smith since Bosh had to cheat. If Jason Smith made a career out of hitting 20 foot J’s every night he played, he’d get Chris Bosh money. He doesn’t so he won’t. I’m not defending Bosh, just pointing out fact since you are being less that truthful in your slights of him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Also.. He needs to fight way more on loose balls.. That’s part of being aggressive if he says he wants to. He can get it going in there.

  • AT33

    Chris Bosh is overpaid and sucks., plain and simple. He should be renamed to Chris Dudley. He looks like a ballerina out there not like a post up player settling on shooting jump shots in staid of powering player down low. Man I’m 6’8″ and I could put up better numbers than this guy at 6’11″ down low.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Another thing.. WHY is Mario Chalmers not getting much burn this season? Arroyo can’t guard no one. Well he looks like that rapper daddy yankee whatever.. C’mon Erik.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    J, Chalmers did (and said) some things behind the scenes that has rubbed Riley (more than anyone else) the wrong way. If he’s still with them beyond the trade deadline, it would be shocking.

  • MUBWAR

    thank you for bringing that up J. Why on earth is Arroyo starting and playing that many minutes. In that NO lost, Spolstra put Arroyo on CP3. You have 2 of the better defenders of the league and you don’t use them until the fourth quarter. They lost that game because of Eric’s poor coaching.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    Eboy, Im not a hater, I thought Bosh was very good at least rebounding and scoring after last year´s 24/11 and he got to the free trow line A LOT, but the clowns who say hes on Gasol´s level just have no clue…and its you who seem to not know youre bball if you think his play in Boston and NO was acceptable

  • rikson

    cosing Philosopher… I expected Riley to coach by now. And Im really, REALLY disappointed with bosh!

  • The Philosopher

    Eboy and Trailblazer getting it in.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    I think Chalmers was banged up the first few games from some injury. Not sure though. Other than that, yea, I’m kind of disappointed that Bosh ain’t getting many rebounds. Especially since he’s on my fantasy team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I think I pointed out that Bosh was pretty much pushed around by Shaq in the Boston game. We’ll see if things have changed on Thursday night.

  • The Philosopher

    I think Bosh is thinking too much. He is playing with guys who are better than him, and he has yet to really get used to that, and he is just finding his way.
    If he sticks to the fundamentals, boxing out, throwing on point outlet passes, blocking shots, the scoring will be there.
    He’s always shot too many jumpers for my taste, but it is all good.
    He does not look confident. Maybe he needs a couple more isolation plays called for him, boost his morale.
    Again, he’ll be fine. Hopefully, anyway.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Nah, Philo, it’s all good….Bosh ain’t my favorite guy at this point of the season either. 76 games from now though, dude better have his sh*t together.

  • MikeC.

    Bosh isn’t doing much to dispel the theory that the Heat can be abused inside by bigger frontlines. If he’s not getting his offensive game going, go get it off the glass. If he zeroed in on rebounding, he has the opportunity to play like a 2010 Dennis Rodman who also can score a bit when needed.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Bosh HAS to rebound much better

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Eboy.. I see. I read somewhere that they’re trying to deal him to a BJ Armstrong type of player and Gibson’s name is floating around. If Riles ir really looking at him, he could flourish in Miami. He’s playing pretty good this season. He’s showing that he’s more than a standstill gunner and he’s better than Arroyo. He’s also good friends with LeBron. It’s a nice salary dump for the Cavs, but Scott likes Gibson very well..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I think I subscribe to the theory that Bosh is like Samson and that without his hair, he loses his power.

  • T-Money

    I love how people are questioning his rebounding after 7 games while ignoring that he averaged 11 rebounds a game last year. He’ll figure it out. They just need reps out there together. I actually agree with Spo’s approach of keeping the playbook to a minimum for now in order for guys to get a good feel of how to play together.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I don’t think Cleveland is going to help Miami in any way.

  • JTaylor21

    Eboy, just like mubwar I too got league pass just to make sure I miss NO heat game. You must have been watching a different team because what Myles Brown said is right, he has been fine on both D and offense but what has been atricous is his rebounding. Everyone here knows that I hate tall athletic dudes that struggling rebounding and get on their cases whenever I can, well Bosh is in likes of Amare and LA and might even be WORSE than both guys at this moment. For a 6-10 guy to grab a total of 1 rebounds twice this season and only grabbed 5 the last game is disgraceful. He just might cost this team the chip if he doesn’t get his mind in order, because everyone knows that defense and rebounding are what win chips. That’s the only reason why LA won GM 7 last year and the Heat will have to do the same this year if they want to win. Their defense has been stellar so far but it’s their lack of rebounding that’s kill and doom them.

  • T-Money

    I don’t really see a need for Gibson. Once Miller comes back from injury, I’d like to see House-Wade-Bron starting with Miller and James Jones off the bench. Chalmers looks slow and out of shape, I don’t like how he’s moving out there.

  • Jackie Moon

    Pat Riley just cleared out his speaking engagement schedule for next year.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    People are questioning his rebounding BECAUSE he averaged 11 rebounds a game last year. Offensive sets change, defensive schemes too. Rebounding doesnt. Grab one. Actually, grab more than one.

  • T-Money

    Let me rephrase, people are questioning his rebounding capacities – which is just stupid. This is an anomaly, nothing more nothing less.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bash

    Yes, please get more aggressive, Bosh. As a Laker fan, I completely agree with you taking as many shots as possible because, quite honestly, you suck.

  • JTaylor21

    Also Bron might want to get his perimeter a** down there and rebounding because just like Defense, rebounding is a team-effort and bron is just not putting any effort there yet. Dude has yet to grab a single offensive rebound yet and is avg. 5rpg. Even DWade has begun to crash the glass lately and grabbed 10 rebs two gms in a row. Bron get your a** down their and rebound and quit with the pretty boy perimeter swag.

  • The Philosopher

    Co-sign JTaylor21.

  • Hammer

    “A little lost” That’s an understatement. Put his face on a milk carton! I always knew that out of him,lbj and wade,he would b the 1 that was gonna struggle. Blake,the ROY,could teach bosh a few lessons

  • MikeC.

    I don’t put Bosh and Amare in the same class as rebounders. Bosh has proven that he’s a volume rebounder in this league, which is what makes his early season play disappointing. Amare is what he is: a guy who can jump high for the boards that come to his area but who doesn’t go get them. Amare is a 7-8 rebounds per game guy. He am what he am. Bosh has shown that he’s better than this.

  • JTaylor21

    T-Money, how can it be an anomaly seven games into the season? I understand if he struggled for the first few games but to continue to struggle 7 gms in and grab only 1 rebound in two different games it’s more than an anomaly. I know he has the capabilites to be a great rebounder because he has shown it in the past but there’s no excuse for his play on that glass so far, NONE. Hell both bron and wade are excelling with their strengths; bron with his passing and wade since the first game; his scoring. Wasn’t it Bosh that said that he would FOCUS on rebounding and playing D this year?

  • http://Slamonline.com Jeremy Bauman

    I like it. Good that theyre talking about this stuff and being honest with each other. it will help

  • Bruno

    I told you … Bosh sucks!!!

  • T-Money

    JTaylor21. The guys grabs 9 rebounds or more a game for 7 seasons and then has a strech at 5 rebounds for 7… games. Yeah, I’d call that an anomaly. If he’s still have one-rebound games around Xmas perhaps it should be something to look into. / I’d like to see Bosh get more involved in transition, at least as the trailer.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    Im with T-Money

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=5493184 ENDSwing

    The Rupaul of Big Men, Just like Shaq insisted. New nickname 2 and a half men

  • cool j

    Bosh was a very good on a weak team ,what Lebron and Dwade need is a “third ” option who is a monster on the boards ,plays D and does the dirty work …not a weak power forward with an over-inflated sense of his skills.Bosh IS SIMPLY A BAD DEFENDER

  • http://google c_cantrell

    bosh has been a huge let down thus far

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Eboy, well in that case, I guess they’ll just have to wait til he grows his hair back. Then his rebounding powers will return.

  • Yes.We.Did.

    Chris Bosh is a different kind of big man. He doesn’t jump out of the gym like Dwight, he isn’t a bulldozer like KLove, and he’s not 3 inches taller than his peers like a Jeff Foster or an Andrew Bynum. His game is based off of movement and activity. Some of miami’s sets this year have him floating around the FT line on offense, or playing middle in that god awful 1-3-1 zone this year. This forces him out of his successful (for him) play style, and his new challenge is to integrate his activity and motion into this new scheme of basketball. Once that happens, it’ll be 18 and 11 for Mr. Bosh.

  • T-Money

    You guys are crazy overreacting. Bosh went to the line ten times last game, that’s not soft. He was getting back to his basics and that’s what he needs to do. He catches the ball in the mid post and faces up. If the defender gives him room, he shoots the j. If not, he pump fakes, takes a hard dribble in either direction and finishes with contact. That’s basically his offensive game. It works because he’s a deadly shooter so defenders have to respect the shot fake and he’s arguably the quickest 4 in the league. Bosh has a rep for not going to the rim but why is he top 5 in free throws attempted every year then?

  • rich

    as a guy who has seen basicly all of his pro games. there is a serious difference between bosh now and last year. he was intense and agressive on offense and defense yelling and screaming everywhere, and now he just doesnt do that. that has an affect of how hard he drives how well he posts up and his greatest strength, getting to the line. he is a good on ball and post defender, but not a shotblocker, which is fine. but he just needs to have that same killer instict he did before. that would explain why even the rebounds are so low

  • http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/author/hollymackenzie/ Ghost

    Coming from a guy who watched Chris play when he first arrived here in Toronto when he was 19 years old, there’s one thing that was hard NOT to notice…dude is intelligent. He’ll figure it out soon, and when he does watch out for him. ALSO, for those calling him soft his entire career don’t know sh*t, its only been in Miami where he hasn’t been aggressive. He was a beast in Toronto getting to the line at will, creating contact, rebounding. So why the sudden change in aggression? Look at pictures of Chris in Toronto during his last year and compare them to now. He had a lot more muscle on him then and didn’t spend the previous summer in front of a camera. Bottom line, be patient.

  • Exile

    Eboy… Its too bad. I was a big fan of the DWade/Bosh tandem, but drank heavily from the haterade when LBJ joined the party. I still want Bosh to do well, but how do you go from being the top dog to an afterthought?

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    I said all summer that Bosh wasn’t going to be anything special for Miami. He had inflated numbers on a bad team that made the playoffs only twice in his career (both seeing the Raptors take quick exits). He can’t rebound for the life of him. It’s Wade and Lebron and little else, and that’s why I don’t believe Miami will get past Boston or Orlando in the playoffs (and I won’t even consider Pau Gasol out-maneuvering Bosh in a Finals series. Unfair to Ru-Paul).

  • T-Money

    Ghost: Pat Riley hates body fat with a passion. He wants all of his players to be lean. They all look skinnier, even guys who already were skinny like Mike Miller. Bron Bron lost weight too.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    A couple years from now when the hype surrounding how this team was put together subsides, I could see Bosh being traded.

  • feez22

    … i think i should note something here. kind of to co-sign t-money. I watched plenty of raptors games last yr being a raptors fan and all… Bosh really made a true impact last yr when he put on all that extra weight. It helped him stay durable and helped him fight on the boards. looking at him now it looks like he shed 15 pounds… tbh that is NOT what bosh should have done this offseason. He is playing like the 06/07 bosh because of it (and even that bosh was ok productivity wise being the 1st option and all) I think that he is just adjusting horribly to the fact that he is the 3rd option now and needs to do the dirty work. Yes he avg 11 rpg last yr but that was mostly bc of the horrible andrea barngani. That left more “defensive” boards to chris. Now he needs to figure out how to grab some more offensive boards. Thats the tough part especially with his technique and build. Yes yall will say “rondo rebounds like crazy” or “dejuan blair is a beast on the boards”. well bosh isn’t that type of ferocious rebounder… he was LAST YEAR. but other than that ya he’s avg 20-10 before but thats mainly due to having andrea’s boards go his way. IMO, by game 25 he will be adjusted to his role. its clear that if he adjusts well this heat team will really be a formidable bunch. I know its asking a lot to bare with a 110 million dollar player but as a former 1st option it must be hard adjusting to playing with 2 future HOFers and 2 former 1st options. he just needs consistency.

  • feez22

    but yes with all that being said 1 rebound is beyond horrible… i can’t even remember the last time bosh grabbed 1 board in toronto. However for people giving up on him right now realise he is 26 yrs old and has his best days ahead of him. Clearly for the offseason (ya im pretty much looking past this season for bosh… they will make a good run in the playoffs who knows if they win the nba finals) bosh is going to have to put that weight back on. 15-20 pounds at least. The heat signed up for the bosh that played well in 09/10 not the skinny lanky bosh from 06/07 bosh needs to realise this and get back to his 09/10 form (effort wise productivity offensively will come he is a hell of an iso player yall heat fans will find that out sooner or later).

  • Cizzo

    Play Bosh at the three… Bron already’s at the point, Wade is dueces… start Haslem and Anthony… Still won’t save Bosh he’s not a Big Time dude like that

  • http://www.slamonline.com Negative Kreep

    More importantly, The Lakers seem to be clicking quite well. Most impressive have been the “killer bees” (Blake/Barnes/Brown)

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Bosh is a good player when given a bigger role. If you have Wade and LeBron, Bosh isn’t nearly as effective as he’d normally be. When you have those two guys, you need tough defenders and rebounders. You need the Udonis Haslems of the world, not Bosh. As of now, his role on that team is not worth the contract he signed. Right now Bosh it taken out of his element and is more of a Horace Grant player, which is not who he usually is.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/11/chris-bosh-i-get-a-little-lost-out-there/ Poetic Justice

    @Eboy: I also have league pass so I can watch every Heat game (among others), since we only get 2 games a week in New Zealand and usually Bucks games because of Bogut (we get Australian ESPN) …however I completely concur with what you have said about Bosh. I have been an avid fan of the Miami Heat since the playoffs of Dwades rookie year, and haven’t wavered since, not even during the 15 win season. Just so you knew I wasn’t a bandwagon jumper.

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Ignore Bosh.
    Arroyo needs to go.
    Joel Anthony’s minutes need to be slashed.
    Those are more important to me. Bosh will learn to play to his potential. Those other two things wont.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Sidenote- he’s a horrible dresser, ‘sup with all the vests??

  • Blackphantom

    The Big Two…..and Chris Bosh :/

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Jason Smith actually has made a career of hitting long jumpers. He’s been doing it since he came in the league, long jumpers and surprising athleticism have been his calling cards. He just didn’t get tick in Philly and he was injured, but dude has always played the exact same way.

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=5493184 Jackie Moon

    No blame should fall on Lebron or Wade if this team fails.

  • unrel

    honestly.. what’s the difference between chris bosh and troy murphy?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    y’all are being too hard on bosh.
    He’s struggling, but he’s capable of much more. His game has changed the most since coming to Miami and strangely I don’t think he expected it.
    I wonder how much this has to do with how the Heat scrimmaged in practice. I remember watching and noticing that Lebron, Wade and Bosh were rarely on the same team together because that wouldn’t have beem competitive. Just throwing it out there.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Bosh should have went to the Bulls, instead of being a role player now. It looks like Bosh is the latest Jamison to play with Lebron. They both average around 20 10 before playing with Lebron, now both playing with him are now 15 7 guys. Also for those cats hating on me for saying did Lebron make JJ Hickson better, NO he didn’t, He got him easier shots. JJ Hickson looks better without Lebron. As great as Lebron is he dominates the ball like no other, but Wade will get his, no matter what. Bosh is the odd man out, to bad Bosh is now nothing but a skinner Haslem without the corny braids. BOOK IT!!

  • The Philosopher

    Seed, you know you have braids, too.
    Ha.

  • http://slamonline.com mason eberle

    BOSH WILL AVERAGE A DOUBLE DOUBLE, BUT LETS FACE IT MIMAI DOEST HAVE SIZE

  • Patrick.

    I thought he wanted to be the center piece?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Bosh has to get more sets for him at the ft line extended. Hit the j, drive and finish, or pass for open shot. Spo must incorporate this.

  • http://www.lebronswitness.wordpres.com lebronswitness

    im not gonna say Bosh is overrated, but people think hes some banger in the paint whos gonna get you a bunch of rebounds..hes not that at all. He’s a finesse player and always will be.

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    ^^^
    That’s crap. You can be a finesse player and still grab a BOATLOAD of rebounds, ala Tim Duncan. I can accept he’s not going to be the warrior waiting down low in the paint for easy buckets like I originally thought, but guy has huge hops and speed, there’s NO excuse for averaging anything less than eight rebounds a game.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    This was the same point of interest that many nuggets fans and pundits alike wanted Carmelo to recognise when changing for ‘greener pastures’, sometimes the change doesn’t bode well for your game.

  • T-Money

    The Seed: you’re a Grade-A hater. It’s impossible to have a discussion with you on anything LeBron. You have never given him props for anything other than being athletic. Most of the time I don’t know if you’Re talking about Joey Graham or Bron. All that to say that I’m ignoring your opinion. / Juks: And he won’t average less than 8 boards. Because he never has and he’s in his prime. Perspective, people.

  • T-Money

    Arroyo serves no purpose and will stop playing as soon as Mike Miller comes back. The only reason is out there is because they don’t want to play Mario at all. His time in Miami is numbered. / Now on Joel, he only plays 12-15 a night and advanced stats show that he is valuable out there defensively. It’s really hard to score on Miami when he’s on the floor and they like that defensive tone at the beginning of each half. I have no problem with the big man rotation, it doesn’t matter whether Z starts – he’ll play more than Anthony. For all the talk about Bosh’s rebounding, Miami is positive on rebounding differential. / Miami’s biggest issue right now is stopping dribble penetration from the point, not defending bigs or rebounding. They went vs Howard, Lopez, Shaq and didn’t get killed by any (Okafor’s numbers were a result of drive n dish, not post ups).

  • pdbro

    T-money – Riley demands his players shed weight? Explain Antoine Walker.

  • mAMba

    Its the hair. Long hair = more rebounds. Shouldn’t have cut it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/officerbarbrady what

    Most overrated player in the league, hands down… and I’m not just saying that because he plays for Miami. I’ve believed this for a couple of years, watching him get manhandled by every strong post defender he plays against.

  • http://www.youtube.com/officerbarbrady what

    And his rebounding numbers in Toronto were way inflated thanks to playing on a team where nobody else (like Bargnani) wanted to even attempt to grab a rebound.

  • http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/author/hollymackenzie/ Ghost

    T-Money, body fat and muscle mass are two completely different things.

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