Originally Posted by fpliii
Because their best two players are fairly redundant, and building with wings is historically not a very great idea (though Pip/MJ fared well due to exceptional fit...West/Baylor had issues in the postseason, in no small part due to those legendary Celtics teams).
That being said, if they win a couple more championships in their existence (which is at least two more years, probably a few more of LeBron resigns) I think some people will look back and say that they were a dominant team.
If they win 1 more championship I'd consider them dominant.
But this hasn't been an overwhelming dominant team like many expected. When they first got together, I thought they'd be a team that every ring chasing veteran wanted to join. To date, the only one of note has been Allen this year.
This year they have figured out that they need to balance playing with Joel Anthony at C or not. Not means they can play an uptempo offense that allows Wade and James to really coexist well with shooters on the floor and with Bosh at the C out of the pick and roll. With him in they can actually defend. Regardless they can't rebound without Herculean efforts from Wade and James.
First season they had difficulties, and in the postseason lucked out IMO when Wade broke Rondo. And of course the Bulls needed extra ammo. I feel the Bulls with Rip last year really could've beaten them had they had Rose of course. And this year they've gotten guys really confident without Rose and he should be in good shape come playoff time and have the entire post all star break to incorporate him. **** the Pacers. But the Knicks are built to beat the Heat, and pretty much everybody else. I feel like if they can generally stay healthy and bring back either Wallace or Camby or both, they would truly have no weaknesses from a personnel standpoint.