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July 5, 2014 Updates

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

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

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