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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Chris Bosh Admits to Being Lost in Miami Heat Offense, Still Finding His Way

If you’ve seen the Miami Heat play this year, you’ve probably noticed that it’s really a team of two true superstars with a bunch of other guys around them. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade run the show, combining to average 31 field goals attempted and nearly 45 points per game. We initially called the Heat the Bermuda Triangle — a reference to the three stars they signed in free agency — but the third player, Chris Bosh, is proving to be more and more of a supplemental player than a guy on the same level as Bron and Wade. Even he admitted to having similar feelings recently.

Per Matt Moore at CBS Sports, Bosh and LeBron had a talk on a recent team flight to get more familiar with one another. Bosh admitted to being a little lost on the floor at times, feeling like he’s on his heels. He said he needed to be more aggressive and he was on Saturday night, getting to the line a season-high 10 times for 21 points, another season high.

Bosh really is just trying to figure out his role on the new team and isn’t fitting in as naturally as Wade and LeBron. It makes sense given his style of play; he’s a tall power forward but he’s more of a face-up post player than a guy who sits under the rim and cleans up misses with his back to the basket. Bosh is used to being “the Man” on a team and he just needs to adjust to his new role as a supplemental player. And if winning (and being on TV) is all that matters to him, then the adjustment shouldn’t be much of a problem.



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