Q: How likely is a Heat lineup of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Shane Battier, Mike Miller and Chris Bosh? And what do you think about it? — Aaron.
A: Look, I believe without any further moves, the Heat already have their closing lineup. If the opposition goes bigger, it could be Bosh, Udonis Haslem, LeBron, Wade and either Miller or Battier. If the opposition goes small, then you could remove Haslem from that mix for both Miller and Battier. What the Heat don’t have is a starting lineup, and, honestly, I don’t think that it’s that big a deal. The realty is Bosh can be the closer at center and Wade, Miller or LeBron the de facto point guards at the finish. The Heat’s starting center and point guard could find themselves merely playing nominal minutes.
Q: I believe Eddy Curry is going to do well in the Heat culture. Any truth to Chauncey Billups in a Heat uniform? He would be a huge upgrade over Bibby. — Chet.
A: I think Eddy has a chance, perhaps the second coming of Ike Austin. Bu...