The Miami Heat super team came together in the summer of 2010, and all three of their stars signed six-year deals with options that allowed them to opt out after four. The thinking was that they could hit the eject button early if things didn’t work out, or they could all opt out early to sign even bigger contracts when the time came. It looks like the latter will take shape.
Though many are talking about the possibility of LeBron James becoming a free agent, I don’t see him leaving Miami. I don’t see Dwyane Wade going anywhere, either. But Bosh has been cited as the player who might leave because he’s an All-Star player serving as a “role player”, and because he already has won his rings. If he chooses to explore his options, the Mavs are expected to make a big push for him.
At the end of a “LeBron Watch” article, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst wrote this:
The Dallas Mavericks will have cap space and some star power but league executives expect them to target another Heat free agent, Dallas native Bosh.
Bosh is from Dallas, which is why the pairing works in theory. But I also don’t see him leaving. Unless something really bad happens between now and the end of the season, I don’t see why the Heat’s stars would want to leave? Bosh may not be a superstar going for big stats in Miami, but he has a great thing going, and I think he’s smart enough to recognize that. If he’s been selfless enough to accept his role on the team the last three seasons, why would his attitude change for the future?
If this is Mark Cuban’s big plan for 2014, he better have plenty of backups, because much like with Dwight Howard and Deron Williams, I think this one will fail.
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