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The experiment has failed.

Because the Heat found ways to win a title despite being an average team rebounding the ball, the Heat organization thought they could really get away with not bringing in guys who can rebound. And it is killing Miami. By my count, they'd have won at least 4 games if they could have rebounded the ball.

I understand Coach Spo and the Heat staff believes the answers are on this team. However, Haslem, Battier, and the Warden are all a year older. Bosh has weak wrists and cannot seem to grab a rebound with anyone close to him or challenging him. If you've watched him play, you know what I mean about his wrists. He misses a number of perfect bounce and lob passes because he can't grab the ball, which results in a turnover. He can rarely finish through contact. He misses a number of rebounds simply because he cannot grab them. There are guys in the league today who go up for rebounds and its like a hawk just grabbed a field mouse. That ball is in their hands and its not going anywhere until they choose to pass it or score it. Here's a non-inclusive list: Rudolph, The Manimal, Noah, KLove, Dwight, Chandler, and even that young Vucevic kid in Orlando.

Miami doesn't need a All-Star at the center position. They just need a guy who can grab rebounds and defend well. Miami may be able to find a way to win in the post season despite this rebounding issue, but it does not mean they are not flawed and should not try to seriously address this issue one way or another. Bosh at the center position throughout the regular season is not the answer. Not even close. I realized that the Heat would probably go back to it again in the Playoffs this year, but I thought it was laughable and too risky to consider putting Bosh at the full-time center position throughout the regular season. But that's what the Heat have done and it is of major concern, not only because Miami is losing games, but also because it risks wearing out Miami's stars physically and mentally for the long haul. There have to be better answers than this, if the Miami Heat wish to win games in the regular season without having to play LeBron excessive minutes and play Bosh at the 5 constantly. To me, this is not a short-term or long-term winning strategy.

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