The Miami Heat have the record of a title contender, but do they really have the talent?
Besides Jimmy Butler, most in the community are inclined to put the Heat behind other Eastern Conference elites, simply because of the lack of experienced star power on the roster.
There are a number of options on what Miami could do to solve that problem. James Carroll of Clutch Points made a case for a pursuit of OKC’s Chris Paul…
Though NBA fans have soured on him, Chris Paul would be a perfect fit for the Miami Heat. He isn’t a ball-dominant guard that would take away from the overall offensive scheme. And beyond that, his experience in the playoffs could be a positive for such a young team.
Despite being 34, Paul is putting up similar or even better numbers than previous seasons. He’s averaging 15.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game on an effective field goal percentage of 52.3%.
Those marks are all around his career averages.
Paul might not be the same player he was a few years ago, he’s still an effective and quality point guard. As a leader and offensive genius, he is still capable of helping a team win games.
For the Heat, the pairing of him with Jimmy Butler would give them another leg-up in the East. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of moves they make as the season progresses.