Report: Bosh sticks with Heat

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh answers questions during a press conference after the game against...

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh answers questions during a press conference after the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

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Free agent forward Chris Bosh appears to be staying in Miami instead of following LeBron James out the door and going his own way to the Houston Rockets.

According to reports, Bosh agreed to a maximum five-year, $118 million contract on Friday to return to the Heat. Yahoo Sports also reported that the Heat are attempting to re-sign guard Dwyane Wade, keeping two of the Big Three in Miami next season.

Another report indicated that Wade was considering his hometown Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets reportedly made a maximum offer to Bosh for four years and worth $88 million. Yahoo reported Bosh and Houston head coach Kevin McHale were expected to speak.

The Rockets, meanwhile, are planning to complete their trade of center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans by Sunday after dealing point guard Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers along with a first-round pick, potentially clearing enough space to land Bosh and match the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet to Chandler Parsons.

Since Bosh opted out of the last two years and $42 million out of his contract with the Heat, he has planned to wait until James made a decision before making his choice.

Bosh, a power forward who brings 3-point shooting ability, averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last season with the Heat.

The Rockets have three days to match the Mavericks' $45 million-plus offer sheet to Parsons.

 

 


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