Well, for 2013-2014, the roster is almost full for the Heat (minus Juwan Howard). And according the Miami Herald, that puts the Heat’s payroll at about $88 million, which is above the $71.758 million threshold. And what all that means is that the Heat can face up to a $33 million luxury tax if things remain intact, and do not amnesty Mike Miller or Joel Anthony or use their mid-level exception. If they amnesty Miller, that’s an automatic $17 mill that they save. $10 million if they amnesty Joel Anthony.
For the 2012-2013 season, the Heat paid $13.3 million in taxes, just behind the Lakers.
That’s a lot of money for Mista’ Arison and his fam to pump out to keep the team in tact. Let’s hope they’re able to crunch the numbers and make it all work for the seasons to come..