Regardless of how the remainder of the 2011-2012 NBA season plays out, the line of free agents yearning to take their talents to South Beach will undoubtedly wrap around the block a few times.
Miami will be just as eager to add as much talent and veteran presence as the salary cap will permit.
Throwing a wrench into those plans is the inconvenient truth that Miami is already a little hamstrung by carrying the large salaries of LeBron James ($16 million per year), Chris Bosh ($16 million per year), and Dwyane Wade ($15.6 million per year).
Any free agents wanting to don a Heat uniform next season will likely have to sign for less than they could get elsewhere. For many, such as the following 10 players, that will be a worthwhile sacrifice.