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Will Lack of Quality Point Guard Hurt Miami Heat?

By Alex Groberman

While the Miami Heat currently have a fat roster that includes 18 players who will battle for 15 regular season spots, the team still finds itself lacking at the point guard position.

The team’s starting point guard from the 2009-10 season, Carlos Arroyo, is currently sidelined at the World Championships in Turkey because of a deep bruise in his left quadriceps. Mario Chalmers, the team’s back-up, who was expected to challenge Arroyo for the starting job, is listed as “questionable” by the team after suffering a high ankle sprain in July.

Aside from the aforementioned rotation players, the only other point guards on the roster are summer league prospects, Patrick Beverley and Kenny Hasbrouck, and veteran guard Eddie House -- who can't be considered a serious candidate for the job.

Beverley and Hasbrouck haven’t played a single NBA regular-season game, and House is more of an outside scorer than a playmaker.

There has also been speculation that Wade or James could run the point -- but is playing either guy out of position a realistic fix for the entire season?

As a result...

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