Ranking 5 Miami Heat contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Miami Heat are in a tough salary situation and are at risk of being over the second apron as soon as next season. Let's look into the team's contracts ranked from bargain to nightmare.

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Bargain: Kevin Love

Last season, the Heat made one of their best midseason pickups in franchise history after Kevin Love agreed to a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Love stepped into an important role both on and off the court for the Heat. He added needed size, rebounding and shooting, and quickly became a trusted voice in a veteran locker room. 

Love was signed to a veteran minimum deal last summer with a player option for next season. At 35, his best playing days are behind him, but he still is capable of playing an important role. He has at times started alongside Adebayo in the frontcourt but has thrived in a role as his backup this season. He played a huge part in Miami's surprising playoff run last season, stepping in as a starter to add more size and allow Adebayo to defend more freely.

It was proven to be very clear with the on-court situation between Love and Cleveland a year ago that one team’s trash could be another team’s treasure.