Miami Dolphins fans may be about to ask themselves is the glass half-full or half-empty when it comes to the team’s offensive line.
How good could the back-to-back NBA champion Miami Heat be with a 7-foot center capable of defending the paint on a regular basis? If you believe Heat scout Tim Hardaway, good enough to win a third straight NBA championship.
The offensive line, or lack thereof, has been one of the biggest problems for the Miami Dolphins over the last decade. Unfortunately for Fins fans, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the team in the offseason; the offensive line is again causing major issues for the Fins.
The Miami Heat have little room to maneuver with the league’s punitive luxury tax, but the team is still in need of a big man who can help crash the boards in a few minutes of action per night.
The Miami Heat know they will have to retool their lineup if they want to make a serious run at a three-peat next season. Part of that retooling will include adding a player or two, but also keeping a key cog in this year’s run, center Chris Andersen.
At 6’11”, it’s hard for Miami Heat center Chris Bosh to not be seen, but his game had disappeared for much of the last two rounds of the playoffs, at least until Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
As the Miami Heat prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there’s a good chance one of the Heat’s key pieces won’t be available for the team in that game.
Since the Big Three came together in Miami in 2010, the comment has repeatedly been made that center Chris Bosh is the most important player on the team. If that’s true, then the most important player has completely disappeared at a most inopportune time.
While the majority of the focus of the thrilling Heat victory in Game 1 will be on LeBron James’ incredible play at the end of the game, there’s another player who was just as key to the Heat getting the win to open the series: Chris Andersen.
Everyone knows LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and most of the other Heat stars. But there’s a fan favorite who debuted with the team in late January who could be playing the biggest role of all for Miami, center Chris “Birdman” Andersen.