2010 NBA Free Agency: Breaking Down the Miami Heat’s Top Five Targets

May 4th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
Pairing Dwyane Wade with a second max-contract star is crucial for the Miami Heat this season. Team president Pat Riley has promised to build a dynasty in South Florida and he'll need as much firepower as possible to make that dream a reality. Obviously LeBron James tops every team's wish list this offseason, but the chances of the Miami Heat landing him are slim at best. They'll have their eyes on a handful of big names in the likely event the NBA's back-to-back MVP choses another location to call home for the next five to six years. Chris Bosh and Amar'e Stoudemire are the most realistic of those targets and the Heat will do everything to make sure they land one of the two; beyond them there is a noticeable drop-off in talent. But the other options out there are still very good and need to be strongly considered with so many teams free to spend like crazy this offseason. Lets break down the top five free agents on Miami's radar and see how each of them would fit into the starting lineup. Each player provides a unique skill set and brings a different style of play to the table. How they fit into the Heat's half-court pick and roll offense and protect the paint defense will ...

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