Originally Posted by nashwade
wade didn't get anywhere after 2006 without a healthy shaq
wade+bosh+MWP maybe 6th seed
Wade + a D-League roster in 09 and 10-- #5 seed both years.
But, I'm sure you're right. Wade/Melo/Bosh couldn't possibly equal that.
How does a person even make a post like this? Do you have even the most rudimentary of critical thinking skills?
As far as how the pairing would play out, Wade would still be "the man", but Melo would be the leading scorer. And they would arguably be a better fit offensively. You'd lose LeBron's playmaking, but Wade can cover that slack, as he did before James came to town. And the lack of LeBron would mean Wade could play his maximized game, not at 80%, or whatever level he currently operates at.
Where LeBron's absence would be most apparent would be on defense. However, the Heat were an elite defensive team in 09 and 10 when they had nothing on offense beyond Wade. And Spo is actually quite a good defensive coach. He might actually get Melo to play D. The Heat would still be a top #2 seed (depending on what LBJ's team looked like) and very much a contender.