The Miami Heat will face arguably its toughest challenge of the young NBA season Thursday night when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers come to the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Miami Heat came up short in their search for a true starting center this offseason, but a key cog in the Big Three may be just enough to make people forget about the lack of size in the middle.
It looked for months like it would never happen, but Friday, the Miami Heat returned to the court for their first practice since before the final game of last year’s NBA Finals.
Heading into the mad dash of free agency set to commence Friday afternoon, there’s not a lot of quality talent that the Miami Heat can afford at the center position.
While teams can’t officially sign any player until December 9th, many teams are already hitting the ground running looking to fill out their roster with one or two players who could help propel the team to the NBA Finals.
Miami Heat fans have gotten used to being able to pass on watching the NBA Draft while Pat Riley has been in charge. With the 2011 NBA Draft just hours away, the Heat has all of one pick in the draft at the top of the second-round.