So... if Miami doesn't sign them at the max, it is 100% a financial issue, trying to stay under the luxury tax. But don't get it twisted; Miami owns the Bird rights to all those guys and is completely free to sign all of them for the max. They can also go further over re-signing all of their other guys, and this could open the door for adding through trades.
So right off the bat, all of this discount Bosh-discount Wade-discount Lebron talk is absurd.
Hey, if Miami wants to be a superteam, then you know what the dealio is. As I understand it, Miami voted for the new CBA.
If Lebron Bosh and Wade were in Los Angeles they would all get paid, boom, no problem. Miami has an epic team based on three superstars, and it is totally ridiculous they talk about getting San Antonio bargains for everybody. LoL they already opted out.
Anyway, again, Miami is 100% free to re-sign Lebron, Wade and Bosh at the max if they want to. So, basically all this "drama" about who will take what discount to "make it all work" is total hogwash. And holding out the possibility of "adding a significant piece" like Lowry in order to get everybody to squeeze in under the cap is a total smokescreen.
Here's an excellent article on nbcsports.com that makes some really good points: