I hear where you are coming from, but the reason why we lost yesterday is because we couldn't stop Howard or Nelson. Granted Neslon had an anomaly of a game but once we shut down one, the other took over.
If we had either a stud C, or a stud PG, we would have won that game. To be honest, all we need is one more stud, preferably a PG, and we will be in that elite tier 1 status.
If we get Paul, you can't really compare us too the Heat's big three because they pretty much have the same player in Wade/Lebron with a weak front court. Bosh is more of a shooter than a banger, making him more of a Lebron type player that Stoudemire.
With Paul and a big average C, we cover most of the court with three different but complimentary players (i.e. Celtics). If we can just get Fields to be more consistent shooter and force a defender to guard him tighter, we will be younger and more dynamic than Boston. I'd put us up against anyone.