Miami May Shop for Center Upgrade
Free Agency 2011 will be nowhere near as celebrated for the Miami Heat as the player-movement bonanza that brought LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade together a year ago.
It still carries massive importance.
James, Wade, Bosh, Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem are still under contract, meaning the core remains intact. Point guard Mario Chalmers — who came up big during the NBA finals — is a restricted free agent, though he clearly has an eye on being back in Miami. And rookie point guard Norris Cole figures to contend for some rotation time.
Looking at that list, the free-agent focus in Miami seems obvious: The top Heat priority likely will be an upgrade at center.
With the season now scheduled to start on Christmas, the Heat are preparing to shop.
via Associated Press