Winners of back-to-back NBA titles, there’s little reason to leave Miami but the lure of NBA free agency is out there. It’s not something Dwyane Wade expects himself or the other two-thirds of the Big Three to dabble in though.
According to Wade, he thinks the Big Three will stay intact for the long haul and will do so in Miami.
Per the Miami Herald:
He said he has no reason to believe that any of the Big Three will sign elsewhere after next season, when he, LeBron James and Chris Bosh can exercise opt-out clauses.
While Wade may feel that way, the Miami Heat’s financial advisers may not.
With Bosh, Wade and James all scheduled to make over $20 million dollars this season and $21 million the next, the NBA’s luxury tax is going to come calling.
On a dollar for dollar tax, going over the NBA’s soft salary cap can become extremely expensive. So while the Heat will certainly do everything they can to keep James and Wade, it’s possible one of the three (*cough* Chris Bosh *cough*) could be on their way out in the next year or two.