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Pruitt
11-10-2010, 07:56 AM
Jason Whitlock on Chris Bosh and Toronto:


Is Bosh a homeless man’s Dirk Nowitzki, a perimeter big man who put up inflated scoring and rebounding numbers because when visiting NBA players cross the Canadian border they put far more effort into acquiring condoms, loonies and a strip-club champagne room than their on-court assignments?

On the NBA circuit, Toronto is White Vegas, where jungle fever is celebrated by local strippers and escorts 41 times a year. Toronto is a great city to put up numbers and build a rep.

ZambianBillsFan
11-10-2010, 10:15 AM
Whitlock doesn't know what he's talking about. Bosh will come around, trust me. He's the real deal. It's way too early in the season.

Turk Schonert
11-10-2010, 10:30 AM
It will take 1/3 of the season for these guys to learn each others game, plus, the coaching staff is still learning about the strengths and weaknesses of each individual, as well as, the team collectively. Chris Bosh will fit in just nicely when they find their stride. But ... how bout dem Lakers!!! Threepeat anyone ... again.

DemCowboys
11-10-2010, 10:39 AM
Whitlock doesn't know what he's talking about. Bosh will come around, trust me. He's the real deal. It's way too early in the season.

Bosh will be decent, but what they really need him to do is bang down low. To bad he doesn't have the heart to do that on a consistent basis. In the playoffs, he will get called out by the media that he isn't crashing the boards hard enough, he will do it for one or two games to get everyone off his back and then will revert back to the soft Bosh again. Wade and LeBron would have been better off without Bosh and would benefit from someone like Varajeo on their team rather than Bosh. I know it will take time for them to gel more, but if they don't get some interior help, they will fall to Boston or Lakers

ZambianBillsFan
11-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Wade and LeBron would have been better off without Bosh and would benefit from someone like Varajeo on their team rather than Bosh.

Varajao doesn't come close. To go far in today's NBA you have to have overwhelming strength. Miami can get the same kind of productivity out of either Haslem (even more from him) and Anthony as they would Varajao. They will need Bosh come the playoffs when they will need a big man who can actually command a double team, tangle against other three's and fours (i.e. KG, Lewis, Stoudemire), you know make them work (especially defensively), and who can score down low, hit that three when needed and give them 20 and 10 without batting an eye lid.
Bosh is that guy, Varajao isn't. I've seen a lot of Raptor's games the last couple of years, Bosh will come through.
You don't go to the All Star game 5 straight years by being a lesser talent than Anderson Varajao and outscore everybody not named Lebron, Dwayne and Carmelo. As Turk said, they are still learning each other's strengths and weaknesses.

DemCowboys
11-10-2010, 12:51 PM
[QUOTE=ZambianBillsFan;29044]You don't go to the All Star game 5 straight years by being a lesser talent than Anderson Varajao and outscore everybody not named Lebron, Dwayne and Carmelo.QUOTE]

You do when you are the best player on a crappy team that doesn't make the playoffs. What has Bosh done in his pro career that makes you think he can battle with people like KG and Amare? Sure he will get hot from the outside sometimes and go for 30-40 points, but the Heat already have shooters. They need a realiable post scorer that will crash the boards. They don't have that person. The heat are getting killed in the paint everynight. Look at their losses. All you have to do against the Heat is keep one of your bigs near the ball to help on the driving LeBron or Wade and rotate your D to the shooters, who are all standing outside the paint. You aren't going to win a championship if you don't get dirty. Lakers had to go through a transformation and play tough post D to win their championships. That is why they got manhandled by Boston a couple of years ago. Bosh is more worried about looking good than getting dirty. If he can ever change into a legit post scorer and rebounder, then the Heat will be unstoppable. If he is playing 15' from the basket all the time, they are very beatable.

Polishguy00
11-10-2010, 12:59 PM
Hi, I am Phil Jackson. I got to coach four of the best players in NBA history and will have FOUR three-peats to my credit and I get to go home with the boss' daughter. I mean, I sold my soul, right?

GoBigOrGoHome
11-10-2010, 02:21 PM
Word.

DemCowboys
11-12-2010, 12:58 PM
After last night's game, Bosh = Rondo Posterization. The guy is soft.

TheRealJosh
11-14-2010, 10:23 AM
I loved Polish Guys take on that. The Heat flagship station guy Stugotz has it right. Start Zydrunas at 7'3 who plays inside and doesn't get pushed around at Center. Put udonis Haslem at PF on D. He is smallish, but fights for rebounds and will hit an open shot. SF Bosh-he's a great offensive rebounder and would require a taller player to move out of the paint allowing more room there. SG-Wade-he will have to be more of a cutter, more room is good for him. PG is Lebron. Maybe have Lebron play off on the quicker PGs to use his length and run high screen and rolls. Oh and have Pat Riley send those notes he's always writing to Spoelstra. It's time to see if Dexter Pittman and magloire is worth some backup minutes, Joel Anthony gets pushed around, but he does move quick enough to bump runners and set picks.