|Chris Bosh Adds Bulk To Play Center For Miami|
Often the overlooked member of the Miami triumverate, Chris Bosh's dagger three-pointers in last year's Finals series proved the versatile power forward's worth to the Heat team. This season Bosh is undergoing another slight transformation, adding 6-pounds of muscle to his frame to combat the bigger centers of the league, with Miami lacking a traditional low-post presence, Bosh may find himself at the position more than he has in the past.
After winning the title in 2012 with a model that saw Bosh used most often in the center role, or at least "in the least guard role" on a team redefinining traditional position elements, Bosh is starting to accept things. After all, it worked last year. The Miami Herald reports Bosh has started adjusting his conditioning and training to prepare for a full-time role as center.
Chris Bosh is adding bulk (six pounds of lean muscle) to prepare for the rigors of playing a full season at center.
Bosh won't be the traditional center. He'll be more of a combination of Mehmet Okur's outside abilities (Bosh's 3-pointers were monstrous late in the playoffs last year), Serge Ibaka (whose mid-range jumper helped OKC to the Finals), and Joakim Noah (using his length to generate tip-ins and making plays with his length rather than his size). The bulk will help him with endurance though, allowing him to sustain the beating that centers take. Bosh won't be posting up too much more, nor will the ball be going through him down low. He'll keep doing what he has been doing, just a little modified and a little bigger.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 10 September 2012 21:18 )|