Miami’s Big 3: LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh
You almost can’t talk about what LeBron James will do in free agency without bringing up both Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh as well. So, without ruining the trend in place, we’ll keep them together. But, for the record, technically speaking, LeBron James is the overall best player available.
James (27.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.4 APG), who opted out of his contract with Miami on June 24, has obviously drawn the interest of almost everyone in the NBA, and several teams have been rumored to go all-in to land him. His decision to opt-out also led to both Dwayne Wade and Bosh opting out just four days later.
While signs still point to the four-time league MVP returning to Miami, as well as Wade and Bosh, other teams like Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic have been named as those who are highly interested and can afford LeBron.
Wherever LeBron goes, he is expected to be the highest-paid player in the NBA, a first for The King.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, both Wade and Bosh are expected to re-sign with the Heat and will take huge paycuts to do so.
The only question within the Big 3 now is where LeBron will land.