Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade Turning Up Heat in Miami, but Is LeBron James Next?

James WongCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2010

The buzz and suspense over the current free-agent period has been endless. The amount of reports from "reliable" sources over the last week has driven fans insane, whether supporters of Miami, Cleveland, Chicago, New York or New Jersey

They say good things come to those who wait. For fans of the Miami Heat in particular, these words must sound like absolute truth right about now. Breaking news reports from ESPN has announced that Dwyane Wade will in fact return to Miami, and Chris Bosh will join him.

They plan to make the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, although it remains to be seen whether Bosh will sign with the Heat outright or be dealt in a sign-and-trade from Toronto

In the latter case the Raptors could receive anything from draft picks to promising third-year forward Michael Beasley.

ESPN reported that talks between Bosh and the Raptors had been limited in recent days, with Toronto becoming frustrated with Bosh's lack of communication. 

In contrast the city of Miami will be ecstatic to hear that Wade will return. Fans will be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after Wade's consecutive talks with the Chicago Bulls had locals questioning his loyalty to the city. 

The biggest question now, is whether LeBron James will follow suit and depart Cleveland in what has been called the biggest off-season in NBA history. 

While it remains to be seen whether James will join the pair in South Beach, the combination of Wade and Bosh will be lethal regardless.

Yahoo Sports reports that Andre Miller may be a consolation target if James chooses to stay put in Cleveland. 

Other players the Heat have shown serious interest in include Ray Allen, David Lee, Raymond Felton and Mike Miller. 

The biggest news to date in NBA free agency 2010 is great news for the Miami Heat and their supporters. Regardless of what happens from here, the Heat's off-season will no doubt be considered a success. 


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