Five Heat Players Who Need to Step Up in Chris Bosh’s Absence

Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh is out indefinitely with a blood clot in his calf, leaving the Heat to start their post all-star break without the 11 time NBA All-Star.

Last season when Bosh went down with blood clots in his lungs the Heat were already dealing with an abundance of injuries, leading to guys like Tyler Johnson, Henry Walker, and Michael Beasley getting ten-day contracts from the team, and then getting signed for the rest of the season.

The good news for Bosh is that he remains in good spirits and it’s not as bad as last year’s scare. The good thing for the Heat is that the 2015-2016 version is better than the 2014-2015 team. The Heat enter today 29-24 on the season. Last year they already lost 30 games at a 23-30 record.

The Heat finished the post all-star break schedule 17-15, but that wasn’t good enough to qualify for the playoffs. Now, to keep from falling out of the playoff picture again this time, the Heat will need guys to step it up.

Here are five Heat players that need to answer the call:

#5 Dwyane Wade, SG

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No I am not saying that Dwyane Wade has been bad this season for Miami, but he’s the team’s second best player behind Bosh, and he will have to carry more of the load. Wade is averaging 18.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game this season, and his backcourt teammate in Goran Dragic is next on the list.

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