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Old 04-04-2014, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

No matter how hard Heat tries they can't play big. Every time we do it seems forced, unnatural, and ruins team chemistry. Heat are at their best with 1 true big on the floor, Bron, Wade, and 3pt shooters. If we don't get back to small ball we'll be in deep trouble. I think it's time to dust the webs off the ol Battier and work him back in the rotation. He did say he will retire next year, is Shane already done? If so, who is best on Heat roster to fill the small ball 4 role? Hope it's him or Beas. Rashard Lewis? Scratch small ball altogether?
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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Turiaf did ok in Bosh's absence
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

It's kinda surprising that Miami tried it again this season. They've wasted money & time trying to bring these guys back to the game and so far it hasn't payed off once!
I guess they can afford it though...
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

We're not even the best team at small ball anymore. We're too slow and too old with our current roster to play the defense we do. It's extremely frustrating as a fan watching it.
I'm not exactly sure how this management hasn't learnt from history. It's why the Spurs are as successful as they are. They stay at an average age and replace pieces with younger pieces. Out goes S-Jax, in comes Leonard. Out goes Oberto, in comes Splitter, etc.

We need to get younger in the offseason, and more balanced. This Heat team is seriously the most unbalanced championship team ever. It's lucky our teams top heavy and the stars have delivered as often as they have.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

The perfect big for Miami would be someone like DJ who is very active, mobile, and gets a lot of rebounds. Also runs the court well.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

If Haslem wasn't getting up there with age...he's all Miami need really. Toughness, hustleness, low center of gravity, mid-range, mobile, and leadership.

Sure he's 6'7-6'8" but he plays big.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

Oden will be good in the playoffs, book it.
hes still a very good big men defender, he just gets called for the most retarded shit because refs think hes now some liability
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

Keeping it small and outmatching everyone is what has worked the past 2 years. The way that Hibbert just annihilated Oden in the first half of the Pacers game last week shows me that going big doesn't really change much for them. They are still going to have their struggles defending the very few select big guys along the way. Might as well have the groups with the best offensive firepower out there while that's happening.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

This is not true. The heat are at their best when they have a center, but Curry and Dampier sucked. Oden can barely move and can only play limited minutes. Small ball is garbage and only works against OKC because they don't have a center either.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #10
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Keeping it small and outmatching everyone is what has worked the past 2 years. The way that Hibbert just annihilated Oden in the first half of the Pacers game last week shows me that going big doesn't really change much for them. They are still going to have their struggles defending the very few select big guys along the way. Might as well have the groups with the best offensive firepower out there while that's happening.

Miami beat Indy in 2012 and 2013 and SA in 2013 despite small ball. Small ball is what causes Hibbert to look like prime Shaq and push Miami to the brink and what caused Duncan to go insane and nearly beat Miami in 6.

Hibbert gets shut down by most centers with size. One half does not prove anything.He is below average offensively except against small ball Miami where he is prime Shaq.

Small ball only worked well vs OKC. Miami needs a banger in the post. Small ball is garbage.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Default Re: Erick Dampier, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden

Small ball works until you get a team that pounds the **** out of you inside...but that's where lebron needs to be LeGawd for the Heat to win...it's worked the past couple seasons but i wouldn't want to always rely on lebron dropping a 35 pt triple double for the heat to win.
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