Jun 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) embraces the championship trophy during the 2013 NBA championship rally at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Heat plan of action if LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh opt out?

Here we go again with the latest batch of NBA rumors, this time concerning the future of the Miami Heat.

The focus so far this offseason has been on the Los Angeles Lakers and the supposed run they are going to make at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony next offseason thanks to Dwight Howard leaving town.

But what about the Heat?

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh could all opt out next offseason. What happens then? Brian Windhorst at ESPN brings up the topic:

The Heat are an example of the difference between a team with a full cap as opposed to a team that is capped out.

That’s why it would be unwise to disregard the Heat’s options when it comes to looking at next summer. There’s a chance the Heat will have as much cap space as anyone to retrofit their team around the most-prized potential free agent, LeBron James, if he opts out of his contract as expected.

LeBron is expected to opt out, but what if the rest do? The Heat will have to enter a bidding war with the Lakers and a variety of other teams just to retain their own players.

Ideally Miami would like to bring all of the guys back, but is that what the players have in mind? Two championships speaks volumes to the job the front office has done, but the Heat could be in trouble next offseason.

Perhaps the Big Three is going to split up? What do you think?


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  • Allen Karmelin

    Wow, why don’t we start speculating on who’ll win the NBA title when Wade’s son turns pro!!! I’ll bet there are odds on that one too!

  • Luke

    Lebron should go back home to Cleveland win a couple Championships in his hometown and become a God like figure! The Cavs have some pretty good players on there team they have a young superstar in Kyrie Irving,Dion Waiters who is a great scorer,Deng,Anderson Varejao,Thompson and they have salary cap room they might have to fire Mike Brown who is a idiot Head coach. We still don’t know if Anthony Bennett is a bust or will be a good player sometimes it takes players a couple of years to become good/great

  • Daniel Morairity

    I want Dallas to get both lebron James and Carmelo Anthony. Dallas should also keep dirk as well. I think Dallas can get these guys because they love lebron James and Carmelo Anthony as individuals. Dallas will go back to the playoffs next year if they can get Vince back and sign both lebron and Carmelo and resign dirk