With weary legs and nagging pains from five days of training camp, tonight’s Heat intra-squad scrimmage at AmericanAirlines Arena will likely be light on revelatory observations. Still, this is the first time anyone outside of coaches and team personnel have observed the Heat together sans LeBron, so there is some intrigue.
Here are five things I’ll be looking for tonight. The scrimmage begins at 7 p.m. and fans can watch it live at Heat.com.
1. How will Chris Bosh be used?
With LeBron in Cleveland, Bosh is now the team’s most versatile player. He’ll play the four and five this season, and both Bosh and Dwyane Wade have hinted toward Bosh doing a little bit of everything with the ball in his hands — back to the basket, driving, three-point shooing, distributing. Bosh’s number of touches in the team scrimmage should be more than double from the last four years. Wade is still the team’s major offensive threat from the wing, but Bosh will be at the heart of everything the Heat does on both ends of the floor. How he transitions into his new role as a franchise player is the major question facing the Heat. Off the court, Bosh …read more