According to an ESPN report, Chris Bosh will join Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat next season.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are teaming up together on the Miami Heat, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Whether LeBron James, the kingpin of this summer’s celebrated free agent class, will join them remains to be seen. James will announce his decision Thursday night at 9 ET during a one-hour special on ESPN.
Wade and Bosh are expected to announce their decision on Wednesday, according to the source.
It was not immediately clear whether Bosh will sign with Miami outright or join the Heat through a sign-and-trade deal. Bosh could earn $125 million over six years via sign-and-trade, but only $96 million over five without it.
“Either way, he’s definitely going to Miami,” the source said.
Wait, you mean Bosh isn’t staying in Toronto?
On a more serious note: this makes Miami scary, because now they’ll have Wade, Bosh and a whole bunch of cap room. If Lebron joins them, yikes. If not, they’ll be able to sign another star with the remaining money (or at least a Carlos Boozer type) and then every veteran in the world will want to play in Miami to win a ring.
From a Celtics standpoint, this beats Wade and Bosh teaming up in Chicago. Let’s just hope Lebron doesn’t decide to join them, and that all three lose Ray Allen’s number.
Update: Bosh and Wade think there’s a good chance Lebron joins them in South Beach. Uh-oh. Let’s just hope they’re wrong.