Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/10/14
In the wake of Dwight Howard’s departure, the Los Angeles Lakers have been looking forward to 2014, when their options could be wide with a deep free-agent class and perhaps as much as $50 million in salary-cap room. But there could be another huge player in free agency next summer, another destination team with a championship pedigree: The Miami Heat. That may be hard to fathom at the moment because the Heat currently have a payroll of more than $80 million and a large luxury-tax bill that forced them to waive Mike Miller last week. But as of now, there is a possibility that every player on the Heat roster could be a free agent next summer. The Heat are an example of the difference between a team with a full cap as opposed to a team that is capped out. That’s why it would be unwise to disregard the Heat’s options when it comes to looking at next summer. There’s a chance the Heat will have as much cap space as anyone to retrofit their team around the most-prized potential fr...
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