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Signs pointing to Wade in Miami, Chris Bosh joining him. Unless Bosh goes to Cleveland with LeBron.

Jul 6, 2010, 10:49 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for wade_bosh.jpgThe New Jersey Nets are convinced that the Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh tandem is headed to Miami. Ira Winderman — the most connected guy with the Heat — is saying it looks like Wade will return to South Beach.

But now reports are out there that the Cavaliers have a sign-and-trade in place with the Raptors and LeBon James is trying to pair with Bosh on the Cavs.

Nobody knows anything for sure. But things are heating up fast.

The Nets information comes from ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

In this historic summer of NBA uncertainty, one thing is clear to Mikhail Prokhorov: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will play for the Miami Heat next season.

Another of Prokhorov’s beliefs is that if LeBron James joins Wade and Bosh in Miami, The King could win “two or three titles” but “diminish the LeBron brand” because he’d be winning with such a power-packed lineup. Those are two of the convictions the New Jersey Nets’ billionaire Russian owner shared with his inner circle of executives before boarding his private jet and leaving the United States over the weekend.

Then this morning there was this tweet from our own Winderman:

OK, time to chill. All signs still point to Wade with Heat. Just waiting on longshot of Bron, too.

Which is another thing Prokhorov thinks as well, according to Broussard: LeBron is considering joining them. It makes the photo of Wade and Bosh in a Chicago restaurant from last week – with the empty chair for LeBron between them, all the more telling. If you can read into that.

However, Wade staying in Miami trying to lure a big power forward to play with him has long been the plan in South Beach.

However, Broussard also said that Cleveland and Toronto have a sign-and-trade worked out and LeBron is trying to convince Bosh to join him in Cleveland.

Which would be a sign LeBron plans to stay in Cleveland, if true. And even with what would be given up in a sign-and-trade –Anderson Varejao, Delonte West, Anthony Parker and some picks? — the Cavaliers would be instant contenders.

Bosh remains the guy both Wade and LeBron want – he is the connection to a title for them. He balances their game.

Wade and Bosh together would form the core of what could be a powerhouse team. However, with the two of them he Heat would have four players under contract, so there is a lot of team building to go on (building that could take a couple years to get near championship team caliber).

For James, the questions are harder if he does not go to Miami with the other two. Stay home where the heart is in Cleveland and bring Bosh there to be part of a team that would instantly contend? Or maybe LeBron joins Rose and Noah in Chicago? Joins a young core to build a dynasty with New Jersey? Joins Amare in New York to try to win on the biggest stage? No easy answers there.

Everything is murky, but Wade staying in Miami seems to fit the information. And Bosh may well join him for his day in the sun.

  1. heatfan - Jul 6, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    um. the savvy of a management who put together 6 titles and forced a fist fight with a coach in public??????????????
    and a thrifty owner????????????????????????
    or the savvy of management who ORIGINATED the three-peat and coached the “Showtime”?
    which is better?

  2. heat 4 eva - Jul 6, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    um. the savvy of a management who put together 6 titles and forced a fist fight with a coach in public??????????????
    and a thrifty owner????????????????????????
    or the savvy of management who ORIGINATED the three-peat and coached the “Showtime”?
    which is better?

  3. Stan - Jul 6, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    Are you guys from a former Century… He can always buy a home in Miami or New York and play for Cleveland. Big Z, the center for Cleveland has his home in New York. This is a global world…with rich athletes capable of traveling in the afternoon to overseas spots like Paris. There is something us that Bosh is playing hard about perhaps a 6 year deal with a 3 year opt out.

  4. Stan - Jul 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Are you guys from a former Century… He can always buy a home in Miami or New York and play for Cleveland. Big Z, the center for Cleveland has his home in New York. This is a global world…with rich athletes capable of traveling in the afternoon to overseas spots like Paris. There is something us that Bosh is playing hard about perhaps a 6 year deal with a 3 year opt out.

  5. MannyMo - Jul 6, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Josh: You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Year 2100? The Bulls are so close, you have no idea.

  6. Sports Fan - Jul 6, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Broussard also said that Cleveland and Toronto have a sign-and-trade worked out and LeBron is trying to convince Bosh to join him in Cleveland…this guy is such a clown! His own network (ESPN) has reported that yes Toronto would like to do a “sign & trade” however, Bosh’s agent (who is Wayne’s agent) has not returned Toronto’s phone calls…this guy just talks to hear himself there is no truth to his reporting…ESPN bring back Steven A. Smith!

  7. RONB1970 - Jul 6, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    SORRY,BUT TORONTOS’ “ONLY OPTION” IS TO EITHER NOT GET BOSH AND NOTHING IN RETURN,OR TO GET BEASLEY AND CHALMERS AND 1ST ROUND PICKS! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO BOSH…DONT FORGET THE FACTS!!!!

  8. RONB1970 - Jul 6, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    WOW!!!!WOW!!!!THERE ARE SOOOOOOOOO MANY MIAMI HEAT AND DWADE HATERS ACTING LIKE BASKETBALL FANS!!!! DWADE CAN ONLY GET THE BIG $$$$ IN MIAMI??????CLOWNS!!!! ANYTHING THAT HAS DWAE LEAVING MIAMI OR THE HEAT BEING STUCK OUT IN THE COLD EVERYBODY CHEERS INSIDE.THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS DWAYNE WADE IS THE ONLY NBA CHAMPION,AND FINALS MVP IN THIS CONVERSATION!!!BOSH KNOWS HE IS A BIGGER IMAGE IN MIAMI WITH WADE AS A TEAM MATE THAN ANYWHERE WITH LEBRON.HE WOULD EPITOMIZE “SIDEKICK…WITH DWADE AND THE EXCELLENT TEAM BUILDING SKILLS OF PAT RILEY BOSH WILL WIN MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS..ALL DWADE HAS TO DO IS TELL GATORADE,UNDERARMOUR,TEAM JORDAN,T-MOBILE,LINCOLN ETC,ETC…TO GIVE BOSH THE CONTRACTS HE WONT GET IN TORONTO,HE WOULD MAKE THAT 30 MILLION BACK 3 TIMES!!!GET REAL!!!! CHRIS BOSHS’ MIAMI HEAT JERSEY WILL BE IN THE TOP 5 IN LESS THAN A YEAR….SO EVERYONE STOP DRINKING THE KOOL-AID AND PUTTING WADE LEBRON OR BOSH ON THE TEAM WITH DERRICKROSE…NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN DERRICK ROSE IS THE BIGGEST DRAW IN THE NBA!HA!!!LET LEBRON STAY IN CLEVELAND OR GO TO CHI-TOWN AND HAVE A GOOD RECORD WHILE PAT RILEY,PUTS WADE,BOSH,HEYWOOD,MILLER AND FISHER ON THE COURT AND WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! EVERYONE HAS SEEN THE REAL DEAL!WHEN DWADE HAS A LITTLE HELP!!!SO STOP PRAISING LEBRON HYPEMACHINE JAMES…

  9. ok... - Jul 7, 2010 at 2:15 AM

    It’s kind of entertaining when you start to get further into reading the comments. It is almost like the comments started out as an adult posting something semi-logical, then it just becomes worse until a point where it resembles a 13-14 year old high school kid venting his frustration without any logical thinking.
    1. Bosh may have all the power to sign wherever he wants to, but “sources” say that he wants the max deal through a sign and trade because he doesn’t have nearly as much endorsement money coming to him as his other 2 FA buddies.
    2. Point 1 then suggests that very few teams have any options…either because Bosh refuses to go or because Toronto refuses the players in return.
    3. Bosh, from everything we have been fed so far (be it truth or not) by the media, is that he WANTS a sign and trade done. And Toronto seems to be halfway between the passenger and driver’s seat since reports are coming out that they are also becoming disenchanted with assisting someone who wants to leave them.
    4. No, Miami does not have all the parts and players to either do a sign and trade or have anything left for Bosh and Wade to salvage..even Jordan and Pippen needed role players.
    5. All these players want max money, but the big 2 (Wade and Bron) may, just may, have to give up something in order to play with Bosh (which is also reported of their desiring in several source leaks). It would effect the less because they make millions off of endorsements.

  10. ok.... - Jul 7, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    So all this means that either Miami is going to have a dynamic duo without a supporting cast..which still won’t get them anywhere. OR Wade/Bron will have to take a paycut (their teams are unwilling to sign and trade to let them have max deals) and go to a different team if they want to play with Bosh.

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