Durant will be the most sought after free agent in 2016. He will be offered the max from essentially every team that doesn’t have LeBron James. Pat Riley, Micky Arison, and Erik Spoelstra will have to make some type of miraculous pitch to get Durant in Miami.
In 2016 Howard will be 30 years of age so he’d still have one more big contract left in him. Howard is arguably the best center in the league and may hold on to that title for a few more years. Bosh is the perfect power forward to play next to Howard, that’s why Houston offered so much money to Bosh, this would form arguably the best front court duo in the league. Miami would need to add more complementary guys around them to compete for championships but it is compelling nonetheless.
Al Horford2013-2014: 29 games played, 18.6 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 blocks per game
Horford’s contract expires in 2016. He will be 30 years old at that time.
Horford is one of the most underrated players in the league. He could bring some star caliber play to a team. The Heat could sign him and much like much like the addition of Howard, form one of the best front court duos in the league. Horford was well on his way to a career year this past season before he suffered a season-ending injury. In the 2012-2013 season, Horford in 74 games averaged 17.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. So yes, he can definitely play. I don’t expect Horford to command a max so this would allow the Heat to sign another free agent, more than likely at the mid-level exception.
I’ve been adamant about the Heat needing a point guard to compete in the eastern conference. Conley is coming off a career-year in Memphis in which he set career highs in points per game and player efficiency rating. He’s shown constant improvement in his career so by age 28 he should be at the peak of his career. If the Heat sign Conley they can likely go sign another good free agent; like a Nicolas Batum, Chandler Parsons, Wilson Chandler, Arron Afflalo, or a Thaddeus Young.
Dragic’s contract expires in 2016 and he will be 30 years old at the time.
Signing Dragic would be much like signing Conley. It’s essentially an either-or situation for the Heat. Dragic obviously brings more to the table offensively, but lacks little defensively. In spite of that I still believe Dragic is a little better for the Heat. He would get to go back to playing point guard fulltime. Dragic thrives when he has bigs that can space the floor; the Heat would defintely have two of them on the roster in Bosh and McRoberts. Perfect fit if you ask me.