Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:11 am

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Chris Bosh is adding six pounds of muscle to prepare for the rigors of playing a full season at center.

Bosh’s move to center would allow Erik Spoelstra to play LeBron James more at power forward, giving the Heat mismatch advantages on both ends of the floor.

Bosh was listed at 235 pounds last season, his second with the Heat.


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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby therealdeal on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Oh yeah. James and Bosh are always advantages at the 4 and 5. :man10:

Offensively LeBron is an advantage always against anyone, but if they try to play him at 4 against us the whole game, they're going to get destroyed.

And :man10: at Bosh's 6 pounds. That's not going to save you from Dwight, Bosh. Keep workin'.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby 432J on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:44 pm

WOW all of 6 pounds of muscle!!!!

that really is gonna make a huge difference next season, watch out guys
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:54 pm

From a herbivore to a carnivore......

The Boshosaurus is evolving....
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby KB24 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:05 pm

:man4:

6 pounds? WOW, he is going to be a BEAST.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Weezy on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:14 pm

There might be mismatches for a lot of teams, but not us. Howard will have no problems with Bosh and he'll be waiting down there for LeBron.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:58 pm

Drew must be licking his chops thinking about Bosh guarding him the whole game.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Finwë on Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:53 pm

Doc Brown wrote:From a herbivore to a carnivore......

The Boshosaurus is evolving....

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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby JSM on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:11 pm

So hold on...he's spent the off-season with the goal of adding bulk and he's only able to add 6 pounds?

His strength and conditioning coaches should be fired.

So he's at 241 now? Still not enough to even guard Miami's PF (Queen James) in practice who is at 250.

Drew is going to laugh at that, Dwight is going to destroy him.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:29 pm

6? He needs to gain 160. 400 pound Chris Bosh

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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Forklift on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:26 am

Guys you don't get the picture those 6 pounds isn't gain to guard Dwight's post up game.... it's to guards Nash's :jam2:
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:05 am

Why y'all hating on Chris ? :disagree:

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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby abeer3 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:07 am

overlooked part about playing in the post when you're undersized: injuries. that's a lot of grinding on the lower extremities. it will be interesting to see how his knees hold up if they really up his minutes at c.

nikola peckovic may not be a star, but he'd give bosh all sorts of problems on defense. he also has to box out guys like say, kwame brown, instead of guys more his size. there's a cumulative toll there, i think.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:23 pm

I'm going to get a lot of crap for saying this, but I actually like Chris Bosh. He's a really good player, and I think the Heat are better off with him moving over to the center position full time rather than playing turds like Pittman and Anthony. He's a perfect fit playing along side Wade, and Lebron as he has killer range for a big. His shooting ability really opens up the lane for Lebron and Wade to go to work. Chris is also a very underrated defender as well, and he's by far the least douchiest of the big 3.

The league is getting less and less center oriented, and teams are starting guys who are naturally power forwards in center spot. Is he going to struggle against Dwight? yes, but what team doesn't?
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:58 pm

^ Bosh is a nice guy, but that doesn't mean we aren't going to give him crap. 6 pounds isn't going to save him from Dwight.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:59 pm

^No doubt. Dwight is going to have his way with every center in the league. All we have to do is figure out a way to take James out of his game.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Frank Dux wrote:^No doubt. Dwight is going to have his way with every center in the league. All we have to do is figure out a way to take James out of his game.

Much like Dwight Howard... no one is doing that. :man10:

But we've got some nice pieces to throw at him in Artest, Ebanks, and Howard.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Doc Brown wrote:From a herbivore to a carnivore......

The Boshosaurus is evolving....


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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Congo Cash on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:26 am

Even if he gain 800 more pounds, it will not turn him into a center, it will take more than that...

Besides he's a PF, while play him center? Just get a [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] center...
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby purp n gold on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:38 pm

I think Bosh is just ABLE to play center, but not extraordinarily well... he's clearly at his best when he's 15 ft out, taking set jump shots and attacking face up. He's a huge SF.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby noobiew on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:19 pm

Hey ! what's the problem, according to cHeat, Bosh is taller than Dwight, so he can plays in center LOL :man10:

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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby JSM on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:20 pm

:man10: So much for that...

Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald wrote: Chris Bosh tried. You can’t say he didn’t.

Bosh tried to bulk up. Gave it is all, truly. But you can’t turn an apple into an orange, you can’t change a thoroughbred into an elephant and you can’t morph Chris Bosh into Alonzo Mourning.

“It’s been like that for three years,” Bosh said on Saturday about the long-term plan to bulk him up and tweak his game. “After about three years I said forget it and just be myself. I’m never going to be big and just bulky like that.

“I’m strong but it’s a wiry strong and it’s two totally different things.”

The muscles are there, but, as Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said on media day, “He’s long; he’s strong.”

And, most importantly, fast.

Spoelstra’s “position-less” basketball is founded in the belief that the use of speed to create mismatches is just as good in today’s NBA as having hulking giants in the middle of the lane. That philosophy is just fine with Bosh, who feels his natural skills are tailor-made for the concept as the team’s center.

“They need me to be fast against other [centers],” Bosh said. “That’s my advantage. We want to make teams match up to us and that’s how it’s going to be here.”

So, the plan to load Bosh’s body down with extra weight is officially over.

“I’ve put all that to the side and just focused on my game,” Bosh said.

Still, the question remains: How is he going to match up against the game’s traditional centers? Things slow down in the playoffs. Games grind to a halt and half-court basketball takes over. What then? Is he worried about banging inside with Philadelphia’s new center, Andrew Bynum, and the Lakers’ new tent pole, Dwight Howard?

“Not even those two,” Bosh said. “I’ve played them before. It’s nothing I haven’t seen. Yeah, they do have a weight advantage but that’s only in your mind.”

Bring it on, says Bosh.

“If teams feel like they have an advantage, tell them to dump it down there if they can,” Bosh said. “That’s my answer to everything. If they say, ‘Bosh can’t play the five. We have an advantage,’ and people think that, then tell them to dump it down there and we’ll see what happens.”

What will happen?

“I’ll play defense, get the rebound and we’ll go,” he said.

Bosh doesn’t plan on having his back to the basket that often. He worked on his post moves Sunday, the third day of the Heat’s training camp, but he also worked on his outside shooting. He’s still going to be stepping out to the three- point line from time to time.

Let Howard and Bynum try to guard him there. Spoelstra’s vision for Bosh has helped him accept the fact that he’s now the team’s star center rather than its power forward. Bosh resisted for a time, but you can’t argue with success. He played center during the 2012 playoffs “and we won a championship.”

“I went ahead and stopped fighting it,” Bosh said. “Like they say, don’t fight it, just invite it. Once I stopped doing that, things became better for me.

“Once you accept playing a position, then you learn how to play that position well. You can’t just be, ‘Well, I’m stuck here until someone subs in and I can move over.’ We have advantages, so we have to make sure we take those.”

It seems Bosh came to peace with a lot of things over the offseason. That tends to happen when you win a championship. He’s not going to worry about his statistics as much this season and he says he’s not concerned about what fans think of him either.

If people don’t respect his game, so be it. He’d like to start at center in the All-Star game — knows he’s good enough — but starters are determined by the vote of fans. No need in stressing about that.

“I do my best not to get caught up in that because the more you fight for the respect the less you’re going to get it,” Bosh said. “That was last year. I don’t want to be like, ‘Ahh! I want respect!’ and I’m getting my [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] handed to me every night.”

Both publicly and privately, Bosh is entering this season without any individual statistical goals. He wanted to average more than 10 rebounds a game last season and he finished at 7.9.

“I was talking too much last year,” Bosh said. “Every time I set a goal I never make it. I don’t even want to set private statistics.”

Bosh joked that he was “shooting for the stars” last season but “didn’t even land in the clouds.”

But the clouds aren’t so bad. That’s where champions celebrate.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:18 pm

He's easily the most likable of the trio, but he already is exactly what Id call tough or durable. Battling with bigger guys than he's used to for an entire season is gonna be....taxing.
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Magic Skywalker on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:09 am

Weight advantage is on our minds? :man3:
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Re: Chris Bosh Adding Weight To Play Center

Postby Punk-101 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:15 am

If Porkins had ANY semblance of an offensive game, Bosh wouldn't have the "I played Center and we won a championship" argument.
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