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Miami Heat: Weighing the Team's Free-Agent Options Post Lockout
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After looking at the 2011-12 free-agent class, it's not hard to see that it doesn't possess many star players. On the contrary, it does include many quality role players that could make differences for respective contenders.

Enter the Miami Heat.

While financial restrictions will play a major role in what Miami pulls off post-lockout, it will also be interesting to see the impact the lockout has on other teams. It's no secret that the NBA salary cap is likely to drop, but in all honesty, it could help Miami.

With not many teams willing to spend big money on aging role players, Miami could steal a few valuable options in solidifying this team as dangerous.

Miami is likely to look at a combination of players including former injury-prone stars, solid starters at the point guard and center positions, or just tough-nosed difference makers off the bench,

With that said, let's look at some possible options for the Heat.

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