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    Default Which Team Is Better Without Their Star Player? Raptors or Heat

    Saw this topic over at the RealGM and thought I'd ask you guys what you think?

    Both team are struggling significantly right now without their star players in Bosh and Wade. That being said, which team is better without their significant franchise player?

    Raptors or the Heat?

    Discuss.

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    i'll have to say Miami because even though both teams have had losing records without their star guys(includes all 7 seasons both have been in league) miami really doesnt have a consistent go to guy who steps up in wades absense....Raps have several guys who can go off offensively even with bosh in the lineup(Jose, Jack, Hedo when he's Ballin', and Andrea, and the guys off the bench)...overall raps have pieces necessary to win games offensively, not sure bout defensively without CB, while Miami hasnt got that consistent piece that can step up as yet besides beasley, who is still inconsistent at times

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    Miami are dreadful without D-Wade. Worst record in the league type of dreadful. Well, maybe not this year because of NJ but they'd be in the running most years for the worst record.

    Raptors are a poor team without Bosh but they aren't that bad.

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    Which team has less talent?

    Miami Heat

    Starters: Alston + Cook + Richardson + Beasley + Jermaine
    Bench: Chalmers + Jones + Wright + Haslem + Anthony

    New Jersey Nets

    Starters: Harris + Lee + Simmons + Yi + Lopez
    Bench: Dooling + CDR + Williams/Hassell + Humphries + Boone

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    Raptors without Bosh > Heat without Wade.

    Simply put, the depth of the Heat team falls in comparison to the depth of the Raptors team.

    The Miami are bad without Wade but not "10-15 wins in a season" bad.

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    Better? ...or has more intestinal fortitude? The Raps seem to do an el foldo as soon as they get behind by 10. They used to do this with CB and changed their ways for awhile but have now reverted to the program with CB out. Defense abysmal. Miami actually plays hard without Wade until the 4th qtr. when their opponent blows down the door. No shame in that.

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    Bargnani is the X-factor. The Raptors have a bunch of scrappy guys who can come in a pick up the slack in the rebounding and defense department with Bosh out but Bargnani is the guy who the Raptors need to start expecting to be the anchor on offense AND to make some big plays in the paint on defense with CB4 out. The Heat have a dynamic player in Beasley as a second option but impactwise he's nowhere near Bargnani at this point in time.

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    without wade Miami is total shit.

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