Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said he is looking forward to playing out of the post more this season following the departure of LeBron James.
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.
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.”
Miami opens training camp next week.
- Paul Palladino