Heat Beat: Bosh now No. 1 option


MIAMI – Two games does not make a season, especially considering that the Heat's 2-0 start includes wins over an injury/suspension-ridden Wizards team and a Sixers team that looks like a college roster. But two games are a pretty clear indication of what Chris Bosh can be as the number one option.

His 30-point, eight rebound game in Philadelphia was another example of Bosh's talent and versatility. Let's face it, it's a combination we all took for granted over the last four seasons.

I won't replay in depth how Bosh was the No.3 option during the "Big Three" era, but I will say that his teammates believed all along he could still be the same player he was as a star in Toronto.

But here's the thing -- Erik Spoelstra doesn't think he's the same player he was with the Raptors. He thinks Bosh is better. And I can't disagree with him.

Bosh was forced to reinvent his game during his first four seasons in Miami. He expanded his range, improved his passing and learned different ways to help the team. That has allowed him to become is a more complete player.

Now, with the offense moving through him, we're seeing just how good he really is. So while Bosh likely won't average 28 points and 12 rebounds per game -- like he currently is -- he will be a force for Miami.

That bodes well for the rest of this season more than any 2-0 start.