Brian Windhorst is reporting that Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has opted out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.
Chris Bosh plans opt out of contract, source tells ESPN. Dwyane Wade & Udonis Haslem also out per reports. Heat have record 55M cap space
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 28, 2014
Chris Broussard of ESPN.com is reporting that Bosh is seeking a five-year deal in the $15-$16 million range.
Source: Chris Bosh opts out of his contract . Seeking 5-year deal worth roughly $15-16 million per year
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 28, 2014
Bosh could likely be the wildcard in the process because he seems to not be interested in taking that much of a discount.
He averaged just 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this past season after being a walking double-double machine in Toronto for most of his career.
Bosh could derail this whole situation if he decides he wants to cash out.