When LeBron James left the Miami Heat this past weekend, many fans expected the Miami Heat to fade away into the night with their title hopes being dashed in the process. This is not to be the case, as the Heat look to be making another run at the Eastern Conference crown and to try and win the NBA Title in spite of LeBron James leaving to head back to Cleveland.
The Heat signed free agent Luol Deng to a multi-year deal along with re-signing Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Mario Chalmers as well. Deng is not the talent of James, but he surely is a great substitute if you lose a player of the caliber of James. Andersen is a great player to come off the bench and give you the energy that a team needs to be a motivator. Chalmers is a servicable point guard and will surely be motivated by his less then stellar NBA Finals performance against the San Antonio Spurs this past postseason. Along with newly signed free agents Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts, the Miami Heat will be a tough out for anyone going against them not only in the regular season, but playoff play as well.
Maybe the biggest surprise this free agent period was Chris Bosh re-signing with the Heat and getting the max deal in the process. Bosh can potentially lead the Heat far if given the right pieces around him. If Dwyane Wade comes back in the fold, like many expect, he might put on a show for the fans to let them know that he isn't washed up and his knees are fine. This shall be an interesting season coming up in the NBA.Tags: Basketball, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Luol Deng, Miami, Miami Heat, NBA