The Heat are a very solid team when it comes to the 2, 3, and 4, but their point guard and center are always questionable. Is Mario Chalmers the right guy for the Heat? Should Norris Cole be starting? Maybe LeBron should just take over. There are so many options, but what is right for this team?
Mario Chalmers has played pretty well this season. Definitely his best in Miami. The thing with Chalmers is that he needs some sort of motivation to play well. Last year, he was the spark off the bench and wanted to prove to everyone that he was better than Mike Bibby. This year, he is fighting to keep his spot with Norris Cole right behind him. Chalmers is a great fit, just as long as he doesn’t keep turning the ball over.
Cole has a very bright future. He may be the point guard of the future for the Heat. Riley and Spo love his energy and the fact that he is a solid all-around basketball player. His speed is something that helps the Heat because they can run their uptempo offense easier through him. If Cole starts knocking down shots, he will challenge Mario Chalmers for that spot soon.
Maybe the Heat should only use LeBron at point guard. Friday night he had 6 assists in just the 4th quarter alone. The lineup of James, Wade, Bosh, Miller, and Haslem may sound small, but they’ll have more height than other teams at the 3 and 4 while letting Haslem play a little bit of the 5. While this is just a lineup and not a starting lineup, it might be beneficial to the Heat to play LeBron at the 1. He would definitely average a triple-double if they use him at point guard more.
No matter what Spo decides to do, the Heat need a point guard to manage all of the stars on their team. Chalmers has the spot for now, but who knows for how long he’ll keep it. If they win a championship this year, it’ll be his for years to come, but if something were to happen and the Heat don’t win, look for Riley to replace Chalmers with Cole. At the end of the day, we all know it is Riley’s decision on who plays.