As you’ve probably heard by now, the Miami Heat are a mess. They lose every game they play, their players cry all the time and it’s supposed to thunderstorm in South Beach tomorrow. Total disaster.

And, as you might expect, everyone has their fixes for the Heat. Should they force more turnovers? Should Pat Riley step in as coach? Is it even possible to stop a thunderstorm? There are no easy answers, but that won’t stop Chris Bosh from offering his two cents on the Mike Sorrentino. Here he is, talking to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

“It is common sense, we can talk about it, but I think it’s evident,” Bosh said. “I just have to get it where I’m effective. I’m a big man. I can shoot the ball but I’m a big man. So I have to get it where big guys get it. Then I feel I can start helping out this team more.” [...]

“I’m saying what I need to do as a player, a closed mouth doesn’t get fed,” Bosh said. “I’m uncomfortable now so you might as well do something else. If there’s a disagreement or something, that’s fine, we can talk about it. If they don’t want that, that’s OK, but I just feel that I have to be my normal self. I’m not there right now. I haven’t been there many times this season.”

Ha ha. “A closed mouth.” That’s never the case. Good one, Chris Bosh. Glad to see he’s still got that sense of humor. That’s good. Laughing helps us through the tough times.

But really, maybe this is a good idea. After all, Chris Bosh has been an All-Star by posting up in between his numerous forays to the elbow extended. Not to mention, outside of LeBron James, Bosh finishes shots at the rim more regulary than any other Heater that matters (sorry Jamaal Magloire and the dearly departed Jerry Stackhouse). If his comfort zone is posting up, then maybe he should be posting up. Because the little jumpers thing isn’t really working, as Bosh makes just 43 percent of his shots from 3 feet out to three-point land. Get him close to the rim and maybe he can actually be something other than a high-rent Kurt Thomas.

In fact, if I’m the Heat, I’d try to make Bosh one of the primary options when the Heat’s bench takes the floor. Bosh is used to being a scorer and it’d probably make him happy to get some touches where he’s not an afterthought. Plus, if he’s playing against an opponent’s second unit, he’s going to be amazing. I’m not saying he needs to come off the bench, but when things go to the subs, keeping Bosh out there when LeBron and/or D-Wade hit the pine could be killer.

Besides, it’d be nice for Chris Bosh to be taken seriously for once in Miami. He’s always talking about how he wants shrimp enchiladas, but then LeBron and Dwyane decide on Cuban sandwiches again. Throw him a bone every once in a while, geez.

Comments (16)

  1. In fact, if I’m the Heat, I’d try to make Bosh one of the primary options when the Heat’s bench takes the floor. Bosh is used to being a scorer and it’d probably make him happy to get some touches where he’s not an afterthought. Plus, if he’s playing against an opponent’s second unit, he’s going to be amazing. I’m not saying he needs to come off the bench, but when things go to the subs, keeping Bosh out there when LeBron and/or D-Wade hit the pine could be killer.

    Fact. Great point.

  2. maybe he can actually be something other than a high-rent Kurt Thomas.

    Ouch, Trey. Why you got to bag on Kurt Thomas like that?

  3. Wow this made more sense than all the other ESPN pundits’ theories on how to get out of this funk. Bosh with the second unit would be great, like Ray Allen and the bench for the Celtics. But seriously, that Heat bench is playing so pathetic..

  4. I love me some Kurt Thomas, SMK, but he’s a jump-shooter who makes very little money compared to Chris Bosh, who is a jump-shooter.

  5. Well, Cuban sandwiches beat shrimp enchiladas, that’s just science.

  6. “No one loves me….no one loves me….”

    – Like A Bosh

  7. Entertaining the Bosh “closed mouth” adage a little more: http://twitpic.com/47pde3

  8. In terms of the Lakers game on Thursday, how does Bosh match up against Gasol and Bynum?

  9. Any of the Superfriends would work with the crap second unit because that’s how they’ve played their whole careers. It’s what they’re used to.

    The real question is crunch time when the starters are all in (and when the Blazers took their biggest lead last night) and I think most opponents would be thrilled to have Bosh in the post, not wanting “to bump against people that are a lot, lot bigger than” him, and allowing his man to help clog the paint to help out on LeBron and Wade’s drives. The Heat’s offense features too many isos as it is so I doubt that the answer is adding more isos with Bosh in the post. (And the better finishing stats aren’t telling because, as Bosh said, he’s not getting many post ups so most of those finishes probably come off rebounds or dishes from Wade/LeBron’s drives.)

    And I still have to go back to that, after grabbing four boards and getting lit up by LaMarcus Aldridge on defense, the last thing Bosh should be whining about is more touches on offense. The Heat need Kevin Garnett and Bosh is more like Juwan Howard or Shareef Abdur-Rahim. (The Heat wish Bosh worked as hard on defense/boards as Kurt Thomas.)

  10. Mike Sorentino. Comedy gold, Trey.

  11. Dont know which is funnier Charlie Sheens #Winning or #I’m a big man…I’m a big man…So I have to get it where big guys get it. My next tweets would include #Big man. LAMAO

  12. Trey kerby, i love the kurt thomas reference. The jump shot is like a lay up for him this point in his career.

    Bosh’s favorite shot is the most inefficient shot in basketball, the long 2. he really needs to stop making that the staple of his game. Time to hit the weights big fella. Wasn’t he a pretty effective player in the post last year? He should beef up again, and stop worrying about his noise/agility.

  13. It’s true in the sense that Bosh is an afterthought with this team now. He needs to make more of an impact.

  14. Since he’s whining in the open to the media… makes me wonder if him and the super 2 didn’t talk about getting the Coach fired..

    They had problems early with the Coach.. now there losing their trying to blame the coach again..

    from the full article
    ‘In the report, Bosh said he intended to talk to head coach Erik Spoelstra and his teammates to find a solution.’

    Gees why not talk to the coach first… oh right your hanging him out to dry.

  15. In my opinion, all their troubles are because of coach. He’s a moron. The offense is so one dimenshional, it’s the “pass the ball to Will” episode of The Fresh Prince.

    When they beat LAL, Bosh was 11 of 17.

    Give the ball to him in the middle, and hope he can get the basket or get fouled.

    I don’t think this will solve their issues, but I’m sure the chance for success would be increased.

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