Something looks different about the Miami Heat this year.
I have got itNorris Cole fade is even more squared off than it was last year.
Oh, also LeBron James isn't on the team , which provides a decent-sized blow in 2014-15. That the Heat are relative long shots after featuring as heavy favorites this time a year before.
Filling in for the King, Miami has Danny Granger specialists Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts --three offseason additions president Pat Riley would have preferred as James' sidekicks, not replacements.
Chris Bosh will be a featured part of the crime now, and he'll do his best to reprise the part of 20-10 dynamo he played the Toronto Raptors. And Dwyane Wade will step back in the spotlight, hoping his body holds up under the strain of greater responsibility.
On paper, it seems just like the Heat have sufficient ability to stay around as a playoff team. But if another 28 games nursing his knees are missed by Wade, those postseason fantasies could evaporate.

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