HoopsHype Pat Riley rumors

July 8, 2014 Updates

Ethan J. Skolnick: In case u missed earlier tweets, yes, the Pat Riley/LeBron James meeting is today in Las Vegas. My gut says it won't be at an $8.99 buffet. Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

Joe Kotoch: Riley wants Wade in Vegas & in the meeting w/ LeBron but potential to backfire too. He knows Wade can't stay healthy & will still carry him. For all those dismissing possibility of LeBron leaving remember he said he didn't need to meet w/ Heat before making a decision. Twitter @Probballdraft

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

The notion of James, an Akron native, possibly returning is not the stuff of fiction. His Cleveland-based agent, Rich Paul, talked to the Cavs along with four other teams (the Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers) last week. Depending on how James' meeting with Riley goes, the next step was expected to be in-person meetings among between James, Paul and representatives from teams deemed finalists. USA Today Sports

LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, plan on meeting with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in person early this week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. James is a free agent, and the revelation that he will be sitting down with Riley soon is surely comforting to Heat fans who have every reason to wonder if he may be heading elsewhere soon. USA Today Sports

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