HoopsHype Dwyane Wade rumors

July 2, 2014 Updates

When the Miami Heat's "Big 3" went their separate ways after a lunch meeting last Wednesday, they went not knowing whether they had played their last game together, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. While Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were committed to returning to the Heat, LeBron James was unsure of what he would do, the sources said. ESPN.com

But sources who have spoken with two of the Big 3 said that was not the case. Bosh and Wade are intent on returning to Miami, but neither of them knows what James will do. "It's not a done deal," said one source, when asked about James' return to Miami. "That's for sure." ESPN.com

July 1, 2014 Updates

ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard reported the Lakers' interest in Bosh, but it is believed that the Lakers' ties to Bosh, much like their designs on winning over James, will have to lay dormant until Miami's Big Three - along with Dwyane Wade - mutually decide what their fate will be with the Heat. ESPN.com

Interestingly, the Mavs will meet with Anthony before trying to schedule a pitch to LeBron James. That's a function of a strong belief around the league that James intends to re-sign with Miami as long as Heat president Pat Riley is able to upgrade the roster through free agency -- with help from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh taking less than the max to create some room. CBSSports.com

June 30, 2014 Updates

As Miami Heat president Pat Riley begins to pursue free agency at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, LeBron James and his Big Three teammates plan to give the franchise a window to recruit a supporting cast and close deals with them, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Heat's free agents – James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem – have the framework of deals in place to remain with Miami, arming Riley with his limitations within the salary cap to sign talent, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

June 29, 2014 Updates

And with the Saturday revelation that Heat guard Dwyane Wade and forward Udonis Haslem would opt out of their contracts like James recently did (with forward Chris Bosh possibly next in line), it's unclear whether the possibility remains that James might be confident enough in Heat president Pat Riley's approach that he doesn't ultimately make any free agency rounds. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

June 28, 2014 Updates

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