NBA Free Agents 2011: 10 Free Agents to Strengthen the Miami Heat

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NBA Free Agents 2011: 10 Free Agents to Strengthen the Miami Heat
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We were surprised when we recognized that LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade wouldn't have been enough to win games.

They did combine for 70% of their teams points and did possess some of the best perimeter defense in the league, but it still wasn't enough for the Miami Heat as they required assistance from time to time. The only problem with this was that their two top producers off the bench in Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem went down with injuries.

Miller returned by late-December and never returned to form while Haslem sat out from November through May.

Thus, the Heat had to rely on the deeper part of their bench. Juwan Howard and James Jones became the two top contributors off the pine and the big three all had to play more minutes than they originally anticipated. The roster didn't have that much consistency, not even the big three could play perfect all 82, and the team went through some down times because of the lack of help from anyone else not named Chris, LeBron, or Dwyane.

So now the Heat must address these issues.

Miami will be looking for centers and point guards as well as some reliable perimeter shooters and defenders. Free agency this season isn't laden with too much talent and most of the players will be affordable which is littered with role players and veterans.

Here are ten of those players that they should make a stab at and please remember that the Heat can't really be frivolous with their funds whenever free agency does start.

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