Chris Quinn. The Medicine Man. Elvish Mage. Whatever you want to call him, he’s back and ready to clog up the point guard rotation in Miami.
The Heat have a little bit of a problem understanding the point guard position, apparently. Sure, Quinn is a decent stop-loss…considering he was the starter last year. But he’s not the long-term solution at the point and I’m not sure why Marcus Banks couldn’t keep the seat warm until Mario Chalmers is ready to kick him out. Moore wanted me to make a note that this roster spot should’ve been used on Blake Ahearn, and I completely agree. Ahearn’s basically the type of player that the Heat need at the point: he doesn’t dominate the ball (but still has a handle), shoots well, and plays intelligently. He can do all the things that Chris Quinn does but with a cheaper price tag. And he probably smells nicer.
ANYWAY, Superintendent Chalmers looked awesome in the Summer League and is the best point guard prospect on the roster not named Joel Anthony, so this move just seems confusing. Quinn was solid enough for the Heat, especially considering exactly how bad they were last year. But they’re already paying Marcus Banks $4 mil a year for the foreseeable future, so why not let him get comfy?
Well I’m out, I’ve gotta go pick up Ahearn’s dry cleaning. Peace.