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Heat fresh start could prove refreshing

Heat fresh start could prove refreshing

  It has been a while since nametags were necessary for the Miami Heat's media day.   For the past four years, it was nothing but known quantities, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh flanked by established NBA veterans, no need for neophytes to be walking through those doors.   James Jones, Rashard Lewis, Roger Mason Jr., Juwan Howard, Eddy Curry, Eddie House and, yes, Michael Beasley and Greg Oden. It didn't matter if they were going to play -- and most didn't. What mattered is they already knew the NBA way, wouldn't create the need to reduce practices to review sessions. Acclimation was assured.   And then? And then came the...