The celebrations for the 2013 NBA Championship haven't yet cooled off in Miami. However, the analyses about the future of the Heat and their issues about next season have already made the headlines. Let's see what concerns will the Heat have for next season, on their way to a three-peat.
First of all, the speculation about a possible trade for Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh should be considered as just rumors. It will be an enormous surprise if we saw Pat Riley, who spent years trying to form the Big Three and saw his accomplishment bring success in South Beach to suddenly break this winning team.
Nonetheless, a solution at the center position should be searched. Surely Chris Andersen was a perfect fit, a great mid-season acquisition and helped the Heat make their winning run. But is he the permanent solution? Maybe yes, maybe not.
The aging role players should also concern the Heat. Ray Allen, Shane Battier and Mike Miller are all not in the prime of their careers. Hopefully, the still have some legs for next season, as their contribution will be crucial.
The point guard position should be now secured. Mario Chalmers has proved out to be a solid player, reliable when it matters the most and Norris Cole is emerging as a terrific point guard.
Perhaps the main concern for the Heat will be LeBron James's performance. He was the leader of the team this season and he will have to take the team on his shoulders next year, too. He has to take caution and protect his health and also retain his world-class level of performance.
By: Chris M