Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Where do you think the new guys fit in, 4ML? Allen's a nice addition, but where does he play? Do you play Wade at PG?
I've no idea to be honest with you. I watched the press conferences and interviews after they signed Allen and Lewis...and Spols and Riley didn't give anything away. Spols said they were looking for guys who could play multiple positions, or help Lebron/Wade play at different positions - and said Allen and Lewis fit that profile. I've heard that Bosh was told that he will play at Center even more this year because he has transformed from a soft vagina to semi-soft vagina.
I fully expect Ray Allen to start and I'll be surprised if they play Chalmers (PG) and Ray (SG) - that will be a very small team. Then again, it won't shock me if they double down on small-ball that worked wonderfully in playoffs. Just can they take that kind of physical punishment for 82 games. I'm not sure even Lebron can play at PF all season.
This is just a guess on my part, but as you mentioned, I think - Wade starts at PG and moves to SG as they will keep Ray's minutes around 30. I've also heard they don't want Wade to play 40+ minutes. If Lebron continues to develop that post game - I think he plays evenly at SF/PF. Miami should have a better rotation at those two spots. When Lewis is in the game, Lebron/Battier move back to SF.
Don't know what's going on with Miller - but I really hope he is back by April. Miami will need all their shooters against the Lakers.