A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE HEAT
It's LeBron James's team now. That had to happen for them to get where they wanted to go. LeBron stepped up, and not just with his play, but also with how he acted and led. He was more aggressive, but he didn't change his greatest strength, which is making his teammates better, finding the open man.... Dwyane Wade is no longer as explosive as he was, but obviously he's an All-Star. His style of play—all-out, diving for loose balls, always trying to finish at the rim—is what makes him great, but that will take a toll on the number of games that he plays.... Many people overlook how good of a midrange shooter Chris Bosh is. When Dwyane or LeBron drive and kick, he's another weapon that they can throw the ball to.... Mario Chalmers is a great fit. He can play the traditional point guard role of handling the ball and initiating the offense, but what he really does well is shoot. Most point guards need the ball to be effective, but LeBron and Dwyane really handle that role.... I hate to say Ray Allen is there purely to shoot, but let's face it, that's what Ray does. They didn't sign him to be a ball hawking defender. Same goes for Rashard Lewis.