The Miami Heat could have upwards of $50 million in cap space available during the summer of 2014 if LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all elect to opt out of their contracts in search of long-term security elsewhere.
As Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com noted recently, "There’s a chance the Heat will have as much cap space as anyone to retrofit their team around the most-prized potential free agent, LeBron James."
The five superstars identified on the following list that Miami could pair with James next summer would all help Miami compete for an NBA championship in 2014-15.
Each player is also scheduled to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season.
While it's difficult to specifically pinpoint the dollars available in free agency next summer, the superstars identified could possibly be acquired, along with Wade and Bosh in some cases. In other instances, however, a player would serve as a financial replacement to Bosh.
Each player is listed in terms of the projected impact that he would make alongside James in 2014-15.