The Miami Heat started as an expansion team. Along with the Orlando Magic, the Heat represents the state of Florida. Its current head coach is Erik Spoelstra while the team’s general manager is Pat Riley. A member of the Southeast Division under the Eastern Conference of the NBA (National Basketball Association), the Miami Heat is the 2011-2012 NBA Champion. That being the case, the onus is on them to make the same performance in the current season.
The Heat themselves are aware of the fact that this is the best time for them to make “upgrades” in their line up. This is highlighted by the fact that they are considered to have one of the most mundane rebounding scores in today’s NBA teams. It does not help that the Heat does not have any strong center that could take care of such. It is this problem that has pushed the Heat into consider getting such players as Kenyon Martin into its roster while tinkering with the idea of releasing some of their players. One problem should this push through is that Martin might not make much of a difference seeing that he only got an average rebound play of one per 5.2 minutes while playing for the LA Clippers. Compare this to Joel Anthony’s performance last season and you would realize that there is actually not much of a difference. Another option that many are insinuating would be the one the Heat would go for is Chris Andersen. Nicknamed the “Birdman”, Andersen is currently doing rebound play at an average of one in every 3.3 minutes for the Denver Nuggets where is currently an amnestied player. One downside, however, is that the Birdman has a propensity to get on the wrong side of the law which could spell disaster for the Heat especially if he happens to be right in the middle of a closely fought season.
The grapevine is also abuzz with the “news” that the team might just sign in Jarvis Varnardo for a 10-day contract. Of course, not many would be surprised if this pushes through seeing that Varnado has been to the Heat training camp before the start of the current season, and had been waived by the Heat in September. A forward player, many fans and aficionados are drawing a comparison between Joel Anthony and Varnardo especially since both are not your usual defender in a typical sense. Varnardo also tends to come up short the height chart compared to usual defenders just as in the case of Anthony. Hopefully, before the week ends, the Heat has already come up with a solid decision for their team.
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