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Why the Miami Heat Are Better with Joel Anthony on the Floor

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Maybe I am crazy, but I feel the Miami Heat are better when Joel Anthony is on the court than when he is not.

Anthony was one of the key reasons Dwyane Wade was able to drop 41 points in Friday night's victory against the Atlanta Hawks. Anthony freed Wade up several times by setting great picks.

It seemed like every time the Heat scored the camera would find an Atlanta player laying on the floor after being knocked there by Anthony.

The Heat traded for Jermaine O'Neal on Feb. 13 and Anthony's playing time has steadily decreased since.

The Heat are 15-9 in games when Anthony played 18 or more minutes this season.

Against the Hawks on Friday, Anthony was perfect from the field and t...

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