It looks like LeBron is inching closer to South Beach with news that Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will opt out at some point this weekend.
Your #GetAGrip update: Yes, the Heat like Lowry. Yes, Remaining 2 are most likely opting out by Monday AM. Yes, I think Big 3 stay. The end.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 27, 2014
Re: my mentions. 1. Can’t comment on other reports. 2. Heat like Kyle Lowry. 3. Expecting Bosh/Wade 2 opt out over wkd. Enjoy ur evenings. — Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 27, 2014
As mentioned here previously, once Wade & Bosh opt out, expect Haslem to take 3 years for $8-9M to clear another $1.5-1.9M in space.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 28, 2014
It’s still unknown what was discussed during the Big 3 lunch date last week but it seems that all three are now working in conjunction. It’s obvious that the Big 3 needed to rebuild the Miami roster this offseason if they hope to win championships in the future. The upgrades in the roster would’ve been difficult if all three had opted in, so the improvements rest on them and not management.
This means that come Monday morning Pat Riley will know exactly how much money he has within the cap to attract both key players such as Lowry or Gortat and role playing vets like Deng or Shawn Marion.
Now Bosh and Wade must decide how much of a pay cut they are willing to take to lure LeBron and other key pieces.