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    The Sun Sentinel is reporting that, following today's buyout from Washington, Bibby plans on signing with Miami. That would give them the pure PG they've been lacking.

    Miami Heat: Mike Bibby plans to join Miami Heat, with Troy Muprhy also a possible addition - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

     
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    Yeah like LeBron is on board with this ... NOT.
     
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    :confused: LeBron was one of the guys talking to Bibby the most. He and Wade couldn't understand why Atlanta would just let him walk. I'm sure he and Wade realize that the Heat's ceiling is a lot higher with a pure PG than it is without one. On top of that, Bibby's defensive struggles won't be as prominent as the Heat have one of the top defenses in the league.

    Also, the Celtics were reported to be one of the team interested in him as well.
     
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    Man I hope not ... no way KG would allow a loafer aboard.:p
     
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    I'm sure Celtics fans would have a hard time envisioning Bibby in a green and white uniform as well. After all, "RONDO'S BETTER" right? ;)
     
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    ESPN is now reporting that F Troy Murphy has signed with the Celtics. Damn. I was really hoping that the Heat could reel him in too, with Haslem out at least another month. Good pick up, C's.
     
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    I think the biggest part in the C's signing Murphy was keeping him from the Heat. He would've been a great fit for Miami - and still is for Boston, but honestly will have a lesser role, particularly if and when some of the old bigs for the C's come back. Keeping him from Miami was a huge win.

    The Bibby thing - it's positive for Miami, no doubt. But as a Boston fan, I didn't have much interest in him. He's a similar player to Delonte - albeit maybe healthier.

    I don't know if Bibby is the complete answer for Miami's point guard woes, but he helps. From what I have seen of him this year when we played ATL, he isn't the distributor and playmaker he once was, but he can still shoot, and that will be very important for them. Defensively, I don't think he does much with their problems in guarding Rondo.

    An improvement, for sure, but not the answer to the Heat's problems against elite teams. Ultimately, Bibby or not, that falls upon their big three's ability to mesh without a PG of the caliber of a Rondo or D-Will or CP3. Their big 3 will still have to create, but now they have a PG that will knock down the open shot confidently.
     
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    Signing Murphy was most definitely a win for the Celtics. Now the Heat will have to wait for Haslem to come back, and then pray that he comes back completely healthy. From what I hear, that isn't for another month. As for Bibby, it will take a bit for him to comfortably mesh with the big three, but I would expect more passes out of him in Miami as opposed to Atlanta or Washington. There are simply more options higher up on the pecking order. However, I wouldn't be uncomfortable with Bibby taking the final shot either. He's an instant upgrade at the three point line over Chalmers. He's actually enjoying the best season of his career from three point land.

    As for the Celtics, their game is their big men. While losing Perkins is going to hurt, you add Troy Murphy, a guy with size and good perimeter shooting ability. You'll also get Shaq back at some point. I have to admit, though, I don't see how Shaq makes it through a playoff series without getting hurt. But he'll definitely make a welcome addition back to the line up.

    With all of that said, the Heat have an absolutely brutal stretch of games ahead of them with a losing record to teams over .500. It will be imperative that Bibby picks up the system as quickly as he can. Spoelstra seems to think he can do it.

    Miami Heat expect to sign Mike Bibby, cut Carlos Arroyo loose - ESPN
     
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    Bibby can contribute in the short term just by spotting up and hitting his jumpers. I agree he won't come in immediately and mesh right away, but his jump shooting makes him an asset in the meanwhile.

    I agree about Shaq - it scares me to think we're banking on him being healthy for a postseason that ultimately spans about 2 months. I think Ainge is looking at the postseason and seeing Miami & Chicago as the big threats and thinking neither Perk nor Shaq would be the key there. So as a Celts fan, you just hope Shaq is healthy if we end up facing Orl or LA.

    I think with Murphy & Krstic Ainge sees two guys whose defense will be good enough when paired with KG. Neither are known as defensive presences, but KG can make up for it. Whether we have Shaq or Perk or none, if KG goes down, this team goes down.
     
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    Bibby has officially signed with Miami and will be wearing number 0 (the ugliest jersey number). He'll suit up for the first time tomorrow night against Orlando and should eventually take over the job as the starter.
     
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    Anyone see that Heat game vs Orlando? LOL
     
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    The Heat won't be winning the NBA Championship anytime soon. There's nothing in the roster behind Wade & LeBron that is Championship calibre.
     
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    Wow. Its fairly enjoyable to turn the Heat game on in the last quarter. Everybody knows that they can't close out a game, but the stats they showed today were ugly. The worst % of last shots in games, by far. Just got worse in today's loss to the Bulls.
     
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    Is it ironic that when it was just LeBron at the Cavs he was playing on a considerably better side than where he is with Miami now?

    Chris Bosh is a joke. Pretend superstar.
     
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    As has been shown with the impressive record that the Cavs now hold. :rolleyes: The Heat wouldn't be the odds-on worst team in the league if LeBron went down for the season with injury today. The Cavs ARE the worst team in the league without LeBron. It's pretty apparent that Cleveland is NOT the "considerably better side".

    As for the Heat, the clock ticks down on Spoelstra's job with every embarrassing loss.
     
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    i dont think it is the coaches fault, but he will get the axe very soon. the superstars on that team need to play like it.
     
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    I think you need to re-read my initial comment Kontra. It states "WHEN IT WAS JUST LEBRON AT THE CAVS" intimating that he was playing on a better team.

    Given the bull**** that surrounded The Miami Heat in the pre-season until now your side is a competitive joke and the entire NBA knows it. Miami won't win a championship without moving on Bosh and stripping down your roster and re-starting.
     
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    I'm not understanding how you can possibly say that the Cavs are/were the better team. We can go ahead and break it down position-by-position if you want, but that's really just a joke of a statement coming from a guy who is usually pretty good. As I said, the Cavs are the worst team in the league right now without him. The Heat would not be the worst team in the league if they lost him today.

    As for the Heat, I'll agree with Van Gundy. Don't complain about scrutiny when you're choking up games that you shouldn't choke up after that spectacle in the pre-season. With that said, though, the Celtics were the competitive joke of the NBA last season playing sub-.500 basketball down the stretch. The entire NBA knew that as well. Remind me of what happened again?
     
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    Wow!!!! You are actually comparing last years Celtics to this years Heat? A number of media people did not think the Celtics could beat anyone in the playoffs last year, so.....tha puts them in the same boat as Miami this year? That team won a championship and were a veteran team who had played together for a few years. There is no comparison.
     
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    It's been a while since I've seen this many logical fallacies in one post. What the Celtics did in 2007 is irrelevant. How long they played together going into last year is irrelevant as well. What I'm doing is comparing two basketball teams with similar make-ups. The Celtics sucked down the stretch last year. There's no other way to put it. They looked exactly like the Heat do now. Going into the playoffs, they got hot. That's all it takes in most sports. If the Celtics could play putrid basketball after the All-Star break last year and then come within a game of winning the whole thing, I don't see why the Heat can't do it with similar make-up. Also, let's not forget how badly the Lakers were playing just a month ago. How many games have they won in a row now?
     

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