Miami Heat 2013-2014 Roster, Depth Chart Projections / Oden Rumors, Chris Bosh Returning for 3-Peat Streak?

Eric Day Jul 01, 2013 03:33 PM EDT

Alright sports fans, you want Miami Heat news. I'll give you Miami Heat news.

Obviously, if you keep ESPN on the like a refrigerator, then you've probably heard talks about Heat box office wizard Pat Riley rumored to be in deals to acquire former Ohio State University standout Greg Oden. Sure Oden hasn't seen a lot of playing time due to a laundry list of injuries, the big man could still have some in the tank, only being 25 years old. We'll know soon enough if Oden is coming to the Heat.

For now we can speculate what will happen to the rest of the Heat roster if Oden does in fact get a spot. Will Pat Riley make some mad man changes to a roster that's won two NBA championships in a row?

As far as point guards go, leave the Heat intact. I love the Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole tandem. Though Chalmers had a few flaky moments in the 2013 postseason, and Cole did have some impressive ones, it still feels like the flat-top freshman still needs a little maturing before a team committing a number one spot to him. Sure Chalmers every once and a while forgets he's not Steph Curry, he's still the more reliable option.

Though Dwayne Wade showed a lot of rust as the number one shooting guard in this year's NBA postseason, the Heat know he shows up when he has too. Speaking of clutch did you see Ray Allen in Game 6 against the Spurs? Yeah, Pat Riley ain't doing nothing with this one-two punch. 

Small forward? LeBron James. Enough said.

Shane who? Most overrated player on the team, even though he had some tasty three-point shots in the 2013 Finals that even helped King James catch fire.

If Udonis Haslem could play as well as Kawhi Leonard, the Heat's 3-peat chances would skyrocket. Haslem sometimes has what it takes to push opposing matchups, but sometimes seems like he gets pushed around too much under the basket to be a "power" forward. Let's face it Rashard Lewis just seems like he's there to collect a check.

The biggest box to check for Pat Riley and Heat management is the center position. Right now the Heat have the Big 2.5 with Bosh coming off a terrible 2013 postseason. With all of the Greg Oden talks, many believe Bosh could be shopped to make some cap room for auxiliary players. Sorry nay-sayers, Bosh will be back for the 2013-2014 season.

I REPEAT. Chris Bosh will be starting center for the Miami Heat at the start of the 2013-2014 season. 

 

 

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