Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said he is looking forward to playing more out of the post this season following the departure of LeBron James, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Bosh, 30, played increasingly from the perimeter during the past four seasons with James. He attempted a career-high 218 three-pointers last season, nearly three times as many as he had ever taken in a single season, and averaged a career-low 6.6 rebounds per game last season.

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With James leaving for the Cleveland Cavaliers, however, Bosh said he will be returning to the paint.

“I had to play a role,” Bosh said Tuesday, speaking at an appearance at a Warren Henry Auto Group event in Kendall. “I had to play the role for the championships. I feel that I’m back to doing what comes naturally for me, which is being back in the post, being more aggressive. I’m really excited to show the city of Miami what I have.

“It’s just like riding a bike,” Bosh said. “You never forget. I have a lot of experience, years and years. Even though I didn’t get much experience, I always worked on it because I knew I was going to keep it sharp.”

After losing James, the Heat signed Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. Guard Dwyane Wade said he plans to "play as many games" as he can this season after missing 28 games last year.

Miami opens training camp next week.

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