There's less than 24 hours before NBA free agents can officially sign new contracts and the talk is heating up to a full-on boil.
Two of the three big fish in this summer's free agency market are reportedly announcing their pairing today, while the biggest fish is rumored to be making his decision public in a dramatic way Thursday night.
Here are the latest rumors from the NBA free agent world.
ESPN's Chris Broussard reported Wednesday morning that Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have decided to pair up in Miami.
The announcement is expected to be made Wednesday afternoon.
It is not known whether Bosh will join the Heat in a sign-and-trade agreement or simply sign outright.
The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reported that the Toronto Raptors learned Tuesday night that Bosh was working on an outright contract with Miami.
Word broke late Tuesday night that LeBron James was looking to make a big splash with his announcement on the Worldwide Leader.
James' camp has reportedly worked out a deal with ESPN for a one-hour special to make his decision public at 9 p.m. ET Thursday.
Part of the negotiation, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard, is that James' folks will sell sponsorships on the special, with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday night that James, Bosh, and Wade have a conference call set up for Wednesday to discuss their futures.
There is still speculation that James will join Wade and Bosh in Miami. That likely would only be possible if the Heat worked out a sign-and-trade with Toronto to get Michael Beasley's and Mario Chalmers' contracts off their salary cap.
Yahoo! Sports quoted a league source who said that Wade and Bosh are continuing to heavily woo The King to join them in Miami.
"They think they have a real chance to pull this off with LeBron," the source said.
HoopsWorld's Alex Kennedy is one of multiple outlets to report that the New York Knicks are reemerging in the LeBron James hunt.
The feeling is that the second meeting with James' advisers swayed the James camp to New York.
Also, Knicks GM Donnie Walsh is not seen as a risk taker who would sign Amar'e Stoudemire without having a piece to go with him.
Now that Chris Bosh reportedly will join Dwyane Wade in Miami, what kind of roster will the Heat build around the big two?
The Miami Herald throws out a number of possibilities.
Sources inside the Heat tell them that Mike Miller, Josh Howard, Richard Jefferson, Kyle Korver, Rasual Butler, and Matt Barnes will be targets at small forward.
Center will also be pivotal. Brendan Haywood is seen as the first priority at center, while Luke Ridnour and Raymond Felton are being targeted at point guard.
Yahoo! Sports continued to report Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, and New Jersey Nets are the leaders to get James.
Sources say that James has those three teams as his top choices, but those inside his camp say that the Cavs are the leader in the clubhouse.
New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov apparently wants to join the ranks of the NBA reporters trying to break news.
ESPN reported Tuesday that Prokhorov believes that Bosh and Wade would sign in Miami, and James will sign in Cleveland.
If James were to sign in New Jersey, the Nets ownership crew would likely be there, right?
The New York Daily News reported that Prokhorov has been partying hard in Turkey the last couple days, but his travel plans have him returning to the US today.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z was in London for a July 4 concert and has another scheduled Sunday in Ireland.
Seems like a hole in the schedule to jet back to Newark for a day or two.
Everyone else has been talking about where he's going, but free agent Ray Allen is biding his time to let the market set itself.
Allen told Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers that he's taking it all in before deciding where he's going.
"He's going to wait. He's doing his business, and I'm fine with that," Rivers told CSNNE.com. "I just hope we get him back."
"It is nerve-wracking, because someone can come along and pay him more than we can pay him," Rivers said. "That can happen. We have to be prepared for that as well."
The Celtics have reportedly contacted reps for Rasual Butler and Antoine Wright, and may also look to Kyle Korver, if Allen goes with bigger money elsewhere.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are apparently very interested in getting free agent power forward David Lee to town.
They still have cap room to clear out, but talk has turned to the Wolves moving Al Jefferson to Dallas for Erick Dampier. On paper, that deal would be an even salary swap, but Dampier could then be cut, as his contract is not guaranteed for 2010-11.
Rumors have been circulating that the Dallas Mavericks are looking strongly at veteran center Shaquille O'Neal.
But the Dallas Morning News reports that it may actually be Jermaine O'Neal who is drawing the team's most interest.
Jermaine O'Neal is reportedly being considered for the club's $5.9 million mid-level exception.
The Boston Globe reported Tuesday night that the Celtics will be meeting with representatives for Kwame Brown on Wednesday, and may also have interest in Shaq.
"Nothing is out of the question, we need a big," Doc Rivers told The Globe. "Shaq, everybody is in play. No doubt. We haven't done anything yet, but I think everybody's in play. I will wait [on talking about O'Neal]. If the day comes that we sign him, then I will make more comments."
We already know that Amar'e Stoudemire is headed to New York, but how the money works out is still a bit of a mystery.
The Phoenix Suns are apparently still talking to the Knicks about a double sign-and-trade, that would send David Lee to the Suns.
Were that the case, the Suns would then turn around and deal Hakim Warrick to the Bulls.