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As we all know Lebron James is returning to Cleveland for the 2014-2015 NBA season. Shortly after that news was announced the Miami Heat made a huge move in re-signing Forward/ Center Chris Bosh. They gave him a max contract of 5 years 118 million dollars. A lot of people including myself and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN feel that he was way over paid. That being said even with Chris Bosh coming back to Miami there's still the matter of replacing Lebron James. The Heat had already picked up Danny Granger a very good offensive forward who has had some injury problems as of late. To me, this means that the Miami Heat are planning on starting Chris Bosh at the center position. I say this because a few hours ago forward from Cleveland, Luol Deng, was picked up by the Heat for 2 years 20.1 million dollars. Deng, known for his defensive skills and being one of the best defensive weapons against Lebron James, is now being called upon to fill the shoes of King James. This move is obviously a step in the right direction for the Heat; Luol Deng knows how to score the basketball with a career ppg of 16.0. I also feel that the Heat will get their money's worth out of Deng a lengthy player who's great at both ends of the floor. The Heat's future was looking dim a day or two ago but with this acquisition of Deng, and maybe a few more key moves, their playoff chances in 2014-2015 may gain some more credibility. I look forward to seeing how the Heat react to a Lebronless game style, and I'm very interested to see where they end up when April arrives. Leave a comment saying where you think the Heat will end up going into the 2015 postseason, or if you think they'll bottom out.