Heat to Continue Experimenting With LeBron at Center

Erik Spoelstra knows what he has in LBJ (a talent with world-class versatility), and he will continue to put this to use when the situation calls for it. Meet LeBron James, occasional center. From the Sun-Sentinel: “When Udonis Haslem went down with his potential season-ending foot injury in November, the whispers began: Why not LeBron James at power forward for those minutes when Chris Bosh is on the bench? Why not? Because Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had bigger plans. He unleashed them during the latter stages of Sunday’s 107-100 overtime victory against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden: LeBron at center. Marcus Camby, meet LeBron James … ‘We’ve talked about it all season,’ Spoelstra said of the team’s internal deliberations. “This certainly now is a good sign that we can start to do that. That might be a way we could use our versatility more.’ … James finished with 13 rebounds, matching his season high. Against one of the league’s premier offensive-rebounding teams, that total was almost as significant as James’ 44 points. ‘LeBron’s proven that he can guard multiple positions,’ Spoelstra said. ‘We felt comfortable enough that he could guard Camby.'”