Miami Heat rumors are a big deal this NBA offseason. LeBron James opted out of his contract and now fresh Miami Heat rumors indicate Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh met with him on Wednesday (June 25) to decide what the future might hold. According to a report from ESPN late Wednesday, the meeting took place at a South Beach eatery and the discussion will likely dictate what comes next for the trio.
This is very similar to what they have done in the past, dating back to 2006 when they each signed three-year extensions with their original teams and then including 2010 when they all decided to play as teammates. While nothing has been revealed about this latest meeting, it is certainly going to fuel the speculation about what will come next. The front office would love information before the 2014 NBA Draft takes place in order to make necessary moves, but for now the intentions of the three All-Star players is still very secretive.
Kevin Durant has already come out to defend the decision of James to opt out of his deal with the Heat. A report from ESPN on Wednesday discussed his views on the issue. Durant stated, "I don't know what the big deal is. As a player, I think that's the best way to go about it. You can have all your options. It's better for you as a player to opt-out, because you can get a market deal. You can get more years. You never know what will happen if you pass up on that."
Durant isn't the only player to share those thoughts. Many other NBA players have expressed an understanding of why a player would decide to opt out of a contract to improve their situation during the offseason. It has become a very acceptable way for players to exercise their rights under the collective bargaining agreement.
While Wade and Bosh haven't opted out of their current contracts yet, many other Miami Heat rumors suggest those moves could be coming. Both players could opt out and get more money from the team or they could simply decide that their current deals will make them enough money as it is. If James ended up leaving, the team could still look for additional help in free agency and create an interesting roster to continue competing in the Eastern Conference.