All along, Pat Riley’s plan as President of the Heat was to convince Wade to take a paycut and offer all three (Wade, LeBron and Bosh) deals averaging approximately $15.7 mil….with opt-outs after three years. But since Bosh wants the max at all cost (and he’s trying to get it in a sign-and-trade deal with Houston), it changed the game for everyone. Especially Miami and New York.
Not exactly the most credible of sources but at the same time, we can at least take comfort in knowing that this isn’t a leak – if Henry Thomas wanted to use the media, he’d pass it along to some of the bigger names with Y! and ESPN.
For now, we can speculate. If the report is true, it affirms Morey’s prescience – Bosh won’t go without a S&T. My fear though is the Bulls putting together a package to ship Deng elsewhere, sending the return to Toronto for a Bosh S&T.