Allen, Heat Have Mutual Interest

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The celebration isn’t done yet, but the Miami Heat’s plans for the future are under way. All champions want to repeat, and of course, the Heat already have expectations they’ll do so. Oddsmakers have installed them as next year’s title favorite.

What are their plans to attempt live up to it?

With a banner going up, their roster of stars and their attractive location, the Heat will be in play for some potential impact free agents, including Ray Allen, Lamar Odom, Steve Nash and Andre Miller, to name a few.

The Heat also have a first-round pick, No. 27, this week that they are expected to use on a backup big man such as Fab Melo of Syracuse, Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure or Festus Ezeli of Vanderbilt depending on who might be available.

So the rich get richer? Maybe.

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