Poor point guard play from the Miami Heat’s duo or Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole was one of the stories of the NBA Finals, at least from a Heat’s perspective.
Although the Heat had plenty of issues as they were rolled by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals in five games, the poor performances of Chalmers and Cole stood out. With Chalmers set to become a free agent, the Heat will probably be looking for an upgrade.
Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders believes Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Ramon Sessions and Boston Celtics’ point guard Jerryd Bayless would be good fits for the Heat.
Sessions would be intriguing for them, but I don’t think he’s quite the improvement (over Chalmers) that others may feel. I’d consider him a decent defender, but certainly not “above average” by any stretch. I do agree that he’s more versatile and explosive at the offensive end than Chalmers, but then again so is Norris Cole. While scoring is always important, I really think Miami needs someone that is going to lock down and truly defend the position. I’d prefer Jerryd Bayless if given the choice, because he can do a bit of scoring and also has the type of makeup and temperament that would fit well with that core group.
Sessions averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 28.2% from beyond the arc and 80.7% from the free throw line last season. Bayless went for 9.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40.2% from the floor, 35.8% from three and 79.7% from the charity stripe.