Twitter Reacts to Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Reportedly Opting to Be Free Agents

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2014

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After LeBron James decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have followed suit by reportedly making the same move.

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press first reported Wade's move, which would make the guard a free agent this summer:

This was shortly followed by Bosh making the same decision, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard:

Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald provides a look at the money involved and what this could mean going forward:

ESPN's Dan Le Batard also points out that the move is clearly an attempt to make sure James returns:

Meanwhile, Udonis Haslem has also made a similar move, according to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck:

ESPN's Brian Windhorst points out how much room this creates in the salary cap:

Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick points out that there is an organized plan:

That being said, Heat fans will have to trust their team president to make the right moves, as noted by Darren Heitner of Forbes:

Miami could end up with none of the players that helped reach the NBA Finals four years in a row while bringing home two titles. This is certainly enough to make everyone involved at least a little nervous.

Beck is one person excited to watch the next step:

Still, if the plan is what it seems, Wade and Bosh are making huge individual sacrifices for the benefit of the organization.

The good news is that this will help the Heat make better moves this offseason to bring in talent and help win another title. Pat Riley has done a great job in the past at creating the best possible roster, but it was extremely difficult to add free agents with three players earning max money.

With James, Wade, Bosh and others possibly reducing their yearly salaries, it could lead to more team success in the future.


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