The Heat are arguably the current best team in the NBA, but the Bulls can also be considered as contenders as they have come up with some key additions in Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver and J.J. Redick, and now they are certainly more strong and competitive. Now we will analyze what they need to do in order to defeat Miami, a team comprised by the new big three in Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James.
Korver is going to be essential for Chicago concerning the game plan, as he is a great shooter (he currently holds the record for best three-point field goal percentage in a single season at 50.3%), which is why he will become one of the Bulls starting five, and Taj Gibson is a man that will play incredibly good next to Korver, which will give the team a great depth in the field that will be necessary to play against the most powerful team in the East Conference.
Now it is time to talk about the big man in Chicago, Derrick Rose. He is the best player on this franchise, period, and he can be considered the starting quarterback in their main lineup as he is a young player who possesses a great deal of leadership, he was outstanding last year, and he is expected to continue to improve every season, which is why he will be essential when facing Miami.
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Another positive new element in Chicago is the arrival of Tom Thibodeau, their new coach, and the man who was behind the outstanding defensive strategy from the Celtics for the past couple of years. He will certainly become a mentor for Rose, who needs to improve in this area as he is more offensive-minded.
Now, when it comes to defense, players like Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah and the newest addition, Carlos Boozer, are all big men who can make it very difficult for Bosh, Wade and James to penetrate the paint, and if they can apply the right pressure on Mike Miller in order to avoid his shots, they will have a precise strategy in their hands which can be used to stop the Heat.
And finally, the will have to make use of their home court advantage as much as possible as if when playing at Miami it will make it quite difficult to beat the Heat, but nothing is written in stone, and they might even come up with at South Beach if they play their cards right.
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