5 Areas the Miami Heat Must Upgrade This Offseason

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5 Areas the Miami Heat Must Upgrade This Offseason
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With 13 potential unrestricted free agents, the Heat roster could look considerably different in 2014-15.

The only constant in the NBA is change.

Even when an organization is at the top of the mountain, which is a perch the Miami Heat have occupied for several seasons now, it needs to restock and reload to hold off the legions that threaten to overtake it.

It has no choice.

While the Association lacks the brutal physicality of the NFL, professional basketball can be unforgiving too. The 82-game season is long and irregular, and a basketball floor is a hard thing to run on. Players age fast. The great become good, the good become average, and the average become unemployable.

Furthermore, the game itself is changing—with pace and a dynamic three-point attack becoming less luxuries than necessities—and aspiring contenders need a roster that can keep up with the Joneses.

With a league-high 13 potential unrestricted free agents, according to ESPN.com, this offseason figures to be particularly transformative for the Heat. Irrespective of what happens in June or with the Big Three, big changes are in store for the oldest roster in the NBA.

With winter giving way to spring, here are five areas that Miami management may look to upgrade this offseason to keep the championship parades rolling through South Beach.

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