May 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1), forward LeBron James (6), and guard Dwyane Wade (3) react during the fourth quarter in game five against the Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat rumors: Pat Riley confident in keeping LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh


There is a very real possibility that both Miami Heat forward LeBron James, guard Dwyane Wade and big man Chris Bosh have played their last game together as teammates.

Heat president Pat Riley has a meeting with James this week and there is a “growing expectation” James is going to inform Riley he is going to be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he left the Heat for in 2010. That could lead to Bosh, a Texas-native, bolting for the Houston Rockets to team up with Dwight Howard and James Harden.

Riley is trying to put together a roster that will talk the big three into sticking around. On Monday, he landed a commitment from forward Josh McRoberts and agreed to a deal with forward Danny Granger.

According to Jeff Zillgit and Sam Amick of The USA Today, Riley is confident in keep James, Bosh and Wade.

This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations.

Of course, Riley’s confidence doesn’t guarantee anything. But right now, he isn’t scrambling.

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 last season. 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.

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  • Stevie Adams

    riley aint confident. hes scared.

  • fidel305

    LeBron’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he’d be a fool to re-sign with Cleveland with that owner.

    and with that supporting cast he’d be lucky to sniff the second round of the playoffs.

    irving is the most over-rated player in the nba. a huge liability. 42% shooter. and when he is on the floor, opposing teams score 7 points more and opposing guards play at 18.6 efficiency rating well above the league average of 15. [the cavs Stephan Marbury.] lol

    anthony bennet is a bust

    and who knows what wiggins will turn into. he’s not an outside shooter now who will stretch the floor and he’s not going to help in defense. he’s too weak and skinny. there will be no major contribution from him for at least two years, and it’s a long shot he would ever turn out to be better than bosh is right now.

    and there is no way love is going to play for the mistake by the lake. he wants the west coast.

    so, I would never underestimate the stupidity of lebron, but going to Cleveland with this cast is beyond stupid