Cmon_Son-_- wrote:AirP. wrote:RiverboatRiles wrote:This is overstated. Because of the way the game is played today you can just screen to get any matchup you want. Besides, you never shut down truly elite offensive scorers.
Overstated that they actually have players who have the ability to guard the elite players? Bam doesn't even have the size to guard KD except near the basket and currently there is nobody on the roster who can make Kyrie work for most of his points.
At this point right now, Miami has to hope they can out shoot teams from 3pt range and after next season, they no longer will have cap space to change direction. 2 at or near max contracts with Bam and Butler and then having to pay Robinson, Nunn, Dragic, Crowder. When Butler's deal is up, you're then paying Herro and HOPING he's worth a max at that point.
Miami needs to get their long term identity figured out quick, for a team that was trying to trade Dragic instead of Whiteside just over a year ago, I'm not so sure they're good with this current shoot 3s vs defensive type team, especially when the top 2 players are defensive.
Our top 2 players may be defensive but our Offense is better than our Defense. In the bubble we weren't really stopping teams, they just couldn't really stop us. Other than crunch time our defense left alot to be desired. We really need another Shot blocker and Defensive guard even if we added another star.
I've been posting on this board for now a year that this team needed another defensive big on this team, if I'm able to see that you'd expect Riley was able to see that hence him trying to acquire Noel with Gallo at the trade deadline but instead got NO backup big and then Bam got hurt and this team was screwed.
Time is ticking, Robinson and Nunn are 1 season away from being paid, Bam a year before his new extension kicks in, not sure where the money to upgrade this team will come from unless they consolidate some talent and upgrade.