HoopsHype Dwyane Wade rumors

July 8, 2014 Updates

Seven days into free agency, Miami Heat President Pat Riley made his first roster moves to show LeBron James why he should stick around. This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations. USA Today Sports

In the big picture, the Granger and McRoberts agreements give Riley room to present James with a couple of different spending options, including the ability to give Bosh a big contract, too. But the Houston Rockets would love nothing more than to break up the Big Three, and always-aggressive general manager Daryl Morey went to work by offering Bosh a maximum-level contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. USA Today Sports

July 7, 2014 Updates

Seven days into free agency, Miami Heat President Pat Riley made his first roster moves to show LeBron James why he should stick around. This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations USA Today Sports

July 6, 2014 Updates

The agent for Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh said his clients continue to sort through their options and that "nothing's changed" in their approach since the July 1 start of free agency. Chicago-based agent Henry Thomas insisted to ESPN.com on Sunday that Wade and Bosh are dealing with their free agency on individual terms, but that both want to make decisions that give them the best chance to compete for championships the next four seasons the way they have the last four years. "They appreciate what they've done in Miami those four years together, and they want to make sure they have a chance to have that same success the next four (years)," said Thomas, who attended Sunday's games at the Orlando Pro Summer League. "With Dwyane, he's been there his entire career, so he's in a unique situation. Chris has made it known how he's felt about being in Miami these four years." ESPN.com

Thomas insisted that Bosh and Wade are operating under separate circumstances, but expects them to reach decisions on new deals "within the next couple of days." ESPN.com

July 5, 2014 Updates

As LeBron James remains uncommitted and the Miami Heat work to solidify contract terms with Chris Bosh, there's a renewed hope throughout the NBA the franchise's Big Three could be jarred loose into seriously considering the free-agent market, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

And yet for all the machinations and fluidity of this complex dance, James holds the power to bring everything back together for the franchise. "Bosh is back in a second if LeBron commits," one league source involved in the dialogue told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

There had been suggestions the renegotiated contracts of James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade could leave the space for a $9 million-$10 million annual salary slot, but the figure that Miami has floated to prospective players is a first-year salary in the range of $5.5 million and hazy suggestions about sign-and-trades that would ultimately be difficult to execute, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "A lot of hocus pocus," one high-profile agent told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

For now, Bosh has remained committed to finding a way to make things work in Miami, sources told Yahoo Sports, and continues to work with Heat management to find creative financial ways to upgrade the roster. Yahoo! Sports

Miami Heat president Pat Riley's effort to bring back the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in free agency has reached a fascinating tipping point. With none of the free agents committed to deals yet, league sources tell CBSSports.com that Bosh's future has emerged as the tipping point in Riley's master plan. CBSSports.com

July 3, 2014 Updates
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

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.