On July 1, the Miami Heat’s big three of forward LeBron James, guard Dwyane Wade and big man Chris Bosh opted out of their contracts to become an unrestricted free agent.
It has been speculated that Wade and Bosh were will to take less money (although there have been reports Bosh is seeking a four-year max deal) and remain with the Heat. The thought was Heat president Pat Riley could convince other stars to agree to a deal with the Heat and have the big three re-sign.
It appears as though nothing has changed, at least as far as Wade and Bosh are concerned.
According to Michael Wallace of ESPN.com, both Wade and Bosh have the same plan they had when they officially opted out of their deals and are waiting to see what kind of talent Riley can accumulate.
Thomas would not say if Bosh or Wade are considering meeting with other teams, but did scoff at speculation that Bosh has entertained accepting a four-year max contract to leave Miami. Thomas said he does not believe James, Wade and Bosh have met collectively since they got together in late June to initially discuss their free agency plans.
“This is a process — really a different process for each one of them,” [Bosh and Wade's agent Henry] Thomas said. “It just has to play out. But what I can tell you is that nothing’s changed.”
Bosh put up 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.