Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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A lot of writers have discussed the lack in some departments in personnel for the Miami Heat, such as a big man to run the floor, or a point guard who can score more than the guys they sent on the court in their last finals appearance. Bringing in veteran F Shane Battier is actually a much bigger acquisition than most think, as he does not only bring a consistent long range jump shot but is also a phenomenal defender who will keep stars SG Dwyane Wade and SF LeBron James rested while Battier controls the oppositions best player. Often times, despite the stellar fitness of the big three, they would tire out in patches due to their need to defend the best player on the other team, with Battier, the three of them can focus on offense more, and score higher outputs. Besides new acquisitions and coaching, the Heat’s combo of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh, have used the extra time to experiment with their skill set, the likely result being an even more complete and well-r...
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