Heat Big 3 Giving Riley Time to Upgrade Roster Before Re-Signing
With free agency kicking off at midnight eastern tonight, details of what the big name free agents plan to do are starting to leak out. There is no team in a more make and break situation than the Miami Heat, whose Big Three all opted out of their contracts and could potentially leave the team.
While nobody is sure what exactly LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh will do, one thing that is for certain is the Heat must upgrade their roster and show their All-Stars they are serious about continuing to win titles. While this may take a bit of time, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Big Three will give Pat Riley all the time he needs.
As free agency starts, James/Bosh/Wade plan to give Pat Riley a window to enact his plan on upgrading supporting cast, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
If the Big Three does indeed take their time deciding on where to sign, it will have a ripple effect on many other free agents. With guys like James, Wade & Bosh (okay maybe not Wade) being Plan A for plenty of teams, other free agents who are back-up options will have to wait to see how things play out with the Heat.