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5 Free Agents the Miami Heat Should Target This OffSeason

5 Free Agents the Miami Heat Should Target This OffSeason

Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

5 Free Agents The Miami Heat Should Target This OffSeason

Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat have been to the NBA Finals the last three years, winning the past two championships with their current core. But the NBA is still a business with real life players and owners. Players get older and owners look for ways to decrease their payroll. If the Heat want to remain at the top of the league for years to come, then some changes will have to be made.

Here are five free agents Miami Heat should target.

5. Nick Young

Nick Young, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat
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5. Nick Young

Nick Young, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat
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He may be erratic at times, but Young can still put the ball in the basket when needed. With the injury history of Dwyane Wade, they need a backup who's not afraid of the limelight.

4. Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat
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4. Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn’t matter how much you score, you still have to defend. Okafor can still defend the rim. The Heat have been searching for years for a big man to protect the paint.

3. Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons
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3. Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe, 2014 NBA Free Agency, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons
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Monroe will give them them the inside scoring and rebounding that Chris Bosh never did.

2. Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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2. Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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Loyalty doesn’t matter in sports, but certain players should have the chance to retire with the team that drafted them. Wade and Miami are perfect for each other and if it wasn’t for Wade, there will be no LeBron James, Chris Bosh or talk of a three-peat. He is the reason they came to Miami.

1. LeBron James

LeBron James, Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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1. LeBron James

LeBron James, Miami Heat, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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He is the top free agent and the Heat will have to do whatever it takes to keep him in South Beach. If he leaves, then the Heat are back to being a mediocre team.