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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What if Wade did not play this year?

Consider me amongst those that thinks every win is beautiful. However, struggling to pull out a home victory against a severely shorthanded Golden State team was alarming.

I think it is safe to say that without Wade, Miami loses to that team yesterday. When one of the league's bottom feeders, playing with the minimum 8 players and two of them are of the D-league variety, is a tough matchup for you, you aren't very good. When you aren't very good and you have Dwyane Wade on your team, you flat out stink.

I am not going to get into the Tito Jackson debate, but seriously, are the New Jersey Nets better than Miami if Wade were not on the team?

42 comments:

  1. Not with Spo as the coach.

    With Byron Scott on this Team...with Beasley, O'Neal, Richardson, Wright, Haslem, Alston, Arroyo, Chalmers, Anthony, Cook, Diawara, Magloire, & Chalmers....we'd be just under a 500 team.

    This team as is with Byron Scott would be a 5th seed and around 3 games under 4th.

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  2. With Spo as the coach and without Wade the Heat have already lost at HOME to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the second worst team in the NBA after the Nets. A team that had only won 5 road games. That shows you where they would be.

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  3. Durant 19 points on 5/14 while Melo has 30 on 11/19 with Denver up 40 in the 4th quarter. Melo>>>>>Durant

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  4. Nate's been scoring & efficient as hell ever since the trade. Too bad he's slowly making the Celtics a circus...

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  5. I thought we were close to a .500 ball club with good coaching, even without Wade, but without Wade on the floor I think Golden State is much better.

    I know the team had to fight hard to get the 2 Ws against the Nets with Wade and when Wade got hurt. When this team is not rolling on all cylinders, there are no easy victories... however, they lead the league in 30+ point victories - go figure!

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  6. this is what the heat youngsters are thinking about tonight:

    http://twitpic.com/16a299

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  7. Hey, can I write blog entry?

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  8. KB, maybe this was why we didnt go after AI:

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/allen-iverson-s-wife-346890.html

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  9. ohshz u can send ur email to kbboy and he could make u a writer.

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  10. My email is Evanosur@yahoo.com

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  11. Honestly I agreed with Kbboy at the time when it came to Iverson. But boy a I glad that we didn't get him. What a mess

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  12. I doubt it Adrian. I dont think anybody saw his daughter having a lengthy illness, unless you think the Shaq debacle has scared Riley away from players with marriage problems. lol.

    Anyway, u know whats funny about the AI thing, is because of that and his low numbers, Ira feels justified in saying he wouldnt have helped here. Ira is retarded. They talk about the man being slefish and a ball hog, then he goes to Philly, doesnt jack up a lot of shots, tries to fit in and distribute and then theres a problem with his "production". Go figure. If he tries to score hes a bad teammate and if he tries to distribute hes labled "useless". I will never let go of that Ai (non)signing. That still pisses me off.

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  13. KBBOY80@yahoo.com Send your email there and you too can become a writer. Dont let Cyrus go unchallenged for blogger of the year.

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  14. Ohsz I just sent u an invite.

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  15. But yea in hindsight, because of his daughter's illness only, not signing AI didnt turn out to be a mistake.

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  16. Ira reminds me of Ethan Scolnick's(however u spell it) dumba$$. All the fans wanted us to get Chambers when he got released and the first thing Ethan said "Chambers wouldnt make a difference here". Sun sentinel has the worst sports writers. They know nothing. They shouls all work for ESPN.

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  17. Kbboy, I dont see ur invite. But I just emailed u

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  18. Without Wade,this would be a 10 win team.

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  19. "Heat 2009/10 season NBA rankings

    1st Q scoring margin — 10th

    2nd Q scoring margin — 18th

    3rd Q scoring margin — 10th

    4th Q scoring margin — 26th"

    ...wow.

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  20. Cant wait for tonight! Wade going for 40+ in victory.

    No miracle shots tonight!

    Lets Go Heat!!!!!!!!

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  21. ok guys, will be in the bldg tonight for the game. Lets go Heat!

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  22. Yeah Heat can't score in the 4th. That's when the opposing teams trap Wade the hardest. We'll see it once again tonight.

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  23. http://www.wqam.com/index.php?page=347&sid=o1eo9df058p6of83qsordvqqacl9n6g1

    Great Riley interview, Heat questions about halfway in.

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  24. Riley's an idiot if he said "I'm not coaching anymore." That's a great selling point for the FA to be even if he never said he was coming back to the bench.

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  25. But he still is the head of the organization, he is part of the whole package.

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  26. true, but I'm still on that "who would say 'I want to play for that guy (Spo)'". I don't think it'd be too much of a factor, but Riles sounds like he doesn't plan on getting rid of Spo, & that could be big.

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  27. I agree but, you have to start somewhere, and be honest if they get the players they think they will get, will Spo be that much of a factor? The other max coaches dont exactly inspire either.

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  28. is there another game soon? when?

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  29. helium...
    we play the Lakers at 8 on TNT today. It'll either be friendly revenge for the game-winner, or an embarrassing loss on national tv.

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  30. did the chat die for anyone else? Keeps saying "over capacity"

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  31. Yeah that happened to me a few times tonight.

    Man Kobe really should have stepped up a little on Q-Rich. WTF was he doing out there leaving him open the whole time? Artest was on Wade.

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  32. I don't want to write a blog daily, but I feel like we should have about 30 a month. Last month we had 29 in a 29 day month, let's try to keep up the pace.

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  33. jrod i was in section 120. taking in a great game with good fans over there. Looking at wade last night, i dont think he has really had to work as hard as he did against LA in a long while. guarded by artest on offense, checking kobe on defense, thats grueling for any player. it was good for him because after that encounter, he wont face anything like that the rest of the yr

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  34. The Watcher says:
    March 5, 2010 at 8:18 am
    From what I’ve seen, we’ll cut Jones, bring in a PF in the Summer, likely Amare. Beasley will be the 6th man. If TMac is a little consistent over the next 20, we’ll bring him in for around MLE money. Keep one of Wright and Richardson and resign JO.

    it sounds very realistic. riley gets his max and a former allstar

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  35. tony says:
    March 5, 2010 at 9:17 am
    “I would actually prefer to see him come off the bench as the designated “chucker” with the 2nd unit. At this point I think it would be better for the team and Beasley.”

    I’ve felt the same for the past couple of months. I’d like to see him placed back into the same role as last season, especially given the lack of scoring punch of the bench this season (::staring at D. Cook::). My only hesitation has been his confidence. But it seems like his confidence is already shot, so that element may now be moot.

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  36. From Mike Wallace's thoughts after the win over the Lakers:

    "Just when you think you're through with this team, tired of its inconsistent ways, ready to give up on the playoff push, waiting to see what's on tap during the summer makeover, Miami goes out and does something like this."

    This is exactly what I was saying with my "second chance" blog... lol.

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  37. Hollinger projects a 44 win season and a 4/5 matchup in the first round against the Celtics:

    http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds

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  38. ... also 0.7% odds to win the title!

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  39. ^ lol. Only if you face L.A. Heat just seem to own them.

    Kobe shuts down Gasol/Bynum, who are the biggest threats against the Heat. And Wade can outplay Kobe on any given night. Beasley/Q/Wright have to combine to play at least ALMOST evenly with Odom/Artest. Kobe will take care of the rest.

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  40. so I'm watching the Cavs game & just realised that they're losing to the Pistons by 20. 42-22...

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