When the Miami Heat’s big three of forward LeBron James, big man Chris and guard Dwyane Wade opted out of their contracts to become unrestricted free agents, no one was surprised. Each and every player could then agree to a four or five-year deal, thus giving them more security.
Plus, the thought was the each player could return to the Heat at a discount and allow the Heat more cap room to bring in veteran free agents to put the Heat back over the top after they lost the NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. However, it looks more likely than ever the big three are going to be breaking up. James is apparently seriously considering the Cleveland Cavaliers, perhaps returning to the team he left in 2010. Bosh, meanwhile, would love to stay in Miami but should have plenty of other suitors. In fact, the home town Houston Rockets are interested in offering him a max deal.
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, citing a source, Bosh is still waiting on direction from James.
Important point on Bosh: He’s waiting on direction from LeBron, source says, not the other way around.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 7, 2014
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe this season. Bosh went for 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.