Roundtable: Sizing up the Heat
This is a details-fixated franchise that tends to max out its talent during the 82-game season. I'm convinced the Heat are going to run away with the No. 1 seed overall. The playoffs may be a different story, but we aren't going to see chemistry issues among their three guys because they're going to make the game seem easy most nights during the regular season.
Also, if/when the Heat do get in close games, I'm curious to see the dynamic between LeBron and Wade. After LeBron's announcement, he talked about wanting to be a facilitator, like a modern-day
The other possibility is that Miami won't play as a team. If James and Wade can't figure out how to play together fluidly, the contenders that have been together for a while and know how to move the ball -- Boston and Orlando -- can beat them.
The only team in the league that is likely to dominate the matchups against Miami is the Lakers --
Miami is going to have to be playing at a very high level to overcome those problems and beat the Lakers.