Chris Bosh reportedly will not attempt to play until next season, which is music to the ears of Pat Riley. If the Heat are able to free up the $23.6 million dollars Bosh is due, that allows them to be players during the trade deadline this season.
While many insiders don’t expect any big names to move, veterans like Rudy Gay and Serge Ibaka could be available. Adding talent at a reasonable price is the goal, and staying flexible so during the off-season the franchise can make a run at Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry will be priorities.
There has been rumors about the Heat potentially making a run at Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, with the intent to pair him up with former college teammate John Wall in South Beach. Cousins has long been rumored to be on the trading block, however is still in Sacramento for now. Wall still has two seasons left on his contract in DC, and many close to him state while he loves the Wizards, he hates losing.
A new trio of Wall, Cousins, and Hassan Whiteside could be scary. It’s hard to phathom that now, but it wasn’t that long ago the Heat had a chance to bring Chris Bosh and Lebron James together in Miami.