May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) and guard Dwayne Wade (3) walk off the floor after defeating the Indiana Pacers in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeats Indiana 87-83. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat were the top spenders in free agency

There was a lot of money given out in free agency this season.

Most of the teams that dished out a lot of money spent a majority of it on one player.

The Heat, of course, only had two players on their roster at the start of free agency, meaning every player outside of point guard Norris Cole and rookie Shabazz Napier was given a new contract, including a monster five-year deal for big man Chris Bosh and another pricey deal for guard Dwyane Wade. They top the list.

The second team on the list, the New York Knicks, gave nearly all of their money to forward Carmelo Anthony.

Below you can see the entire top 10.

  1. Heat: $220.578MM (21 years, eight players)
  2. Knicks: $127.343MM (six years, two players)
  3. Mavericks: $96.317MM (14 years, five players)
  4. Wizards: $93.748MM (14 years, five players)
  5. Raptors: $84.15MM (11 years, four players)*
  6. Jazz: $72.74MM (six years, two players)**
  7. Cavaliers: $50.515MM (seven years, four players)
  8. Suns: $49.5MM (nine years, three players)
  9. Magic: $49.21MM (11 years, four players)
  10. Lakers: $47.033MM (10 years, five players)

To see the complete list, click here.

Bosh averaged 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 51.6% from the field, 33.9% from three and 82.0% from the free trow line. Wade went for 19.0 points, 4.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 54.5% from the field, 28.1% from three and 73.3% from the free throw line. Deng averaged 16.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 43.1% from the field, 30.2% from three and 79.1% from the charity stripe.

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