Reportedly, Chris Bosh (above) and Dwayne Wade dined together the past 3 evenings in Chicago, and may have hatched a plan to join forces in Miami, though there is rampant speculation coming from all corners this afternoon, on many huge potential free agent moves in the NBA.  Chris Bosh, believed by most to be the free agent who covets most the astronomical 6th year for an additional $ 30 M, is said to be considering dropping that dream in favor of another one–teaming up with close friend Dwayne Wade in a warm city, which he is said to prefer. 

Brandon Tierney of ESPN Radio told ESPNEWS earlier that Bosh is likely to sign with Miami or Houston, who the Raptors would be willing to sign and trade Bosh to, because sending him to the Rockets would not be looked upon as the Raptors helping a player who is orchestrating his free agent destination in coordination with James and Wade, which many owners are not pleased about.  See Bossh’s career stats below:

Career   FG   3PT   FT   Rebounds   Misc
 Year Team G Min  M A Pct   M A Pct   M A Pct   Off Def Tot   Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG  
 2003-04 TOR 75 33:30  4.4 9.5 45.9   0.1 0.2 35.7   2.7 3.8 70.1   2.6 4.9 7.4   1.0 1.4 0.8 1.4 2.9 11.5  
 2004-05 TOR 81 37:12  5.8 12.4 47.1   0.0 0.1 30.0   5.1 6.7 76.0   2.4 6.5 8.9   1.9 2.3 0.9 1.4 2.8 16.8  
 2005-06 TOR 70 39:17  7.8 15.5 50.5   0.0 0.2 0.0   6.8 8.3 81.6   2.9 6.3 9.2   2.6 2.2 0.7 1.1 3.0 22.5  
 2006-07 TOR 69 38:30  7.9 15.9 49.6   0.2 0.5 34.3   6.7 8.6 78.5   2.7 8.0 10.7   2.5 2.6 0.6 1.3 2.4 22.6  
 2007-08 TOR 67 36:12  7.6 15.3 49.4   0.2 0.4 40.0   7.0 8.3 84.4   2.6 6.1 8.7   2.6 2.3 0.9 1.0 2.3 22.3  
 2008-09 TOR 77 38:00  8.0 16.4 48.7   0.2 0.6 24.5   6.6 8.0 81.7   2.8 7.2 10.0   2.5 2.3 0.9 1.0 2.5 22.7  
 2009-10 TOR 70 36:06  8.6 16.5 51.8   0.1 0.3 36.4   6.7 8.4 79.7   2.9 7.9 10.8   2.4 2.4 0.6 1.0 2.4 24.0  
 Career 509 37:00  7.1 14.4 49.2   0.1 0.3 29.8   5.9 7.4 79.6   2.7 6.7 9.4   2.2 2.2 0.8 1.2 2.6 20.2  

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3707/career

If Bosh is dead set on that sixth year, then Houston is likely to land him, but if a 5 year max contract from Miami starting at $ 16.7 M, is sufficient for Bosh, then he will go to the Heat who will then retain Dwayne Wade, it is thought.  Since all of these free agent deals have player opt outs after year 3, Bosh could theoretically negotiate an even more substantial deal from the Heat at that time.  But if Bosh believes he might decline before his opt out, he may be more likely to suit up with Yao Ming in Houston on the 6 year, $ 126 M contract he would get in a sign and trade.

Bosh, at only 26, will probably still be a top player in 3 years, giving the Heat the edge.  Also, we have heard and read reports that Chicago has offered Dwayne Wade less than a max deal, and that they pressed him very hard for a commitment on Saturday, and were unable to sign him.  Wade, who has cited family reasons as his top determinant, would get 6 yrs at $ 126 M from the Heat, and that type up contract would no doubt help his family, while giving him an opportunity to continue his career in Miami and to team with close friend Bosh.

Tierney told ESPNEWS that if Bosh goes to Houston, the New York Knicks would be in play for both James and Wade, who would offer Dwayne Wade and Lebron James 5 year, $ 96 M contracts.  Tierney believes that Wade’s first preference is to team with Bosh, but that his next preference would be to team with James in New York.  Tierney also thought the Knicks’ flexibility with regard to next off season gives them a decided advantage with James, who could take the year to hand pick the impending free agent or a trade scenario that would net him the next guy he would most like to play with.  Carmelo Anthony and great James friend and super point guard Chris Paul, among the names he mentioned. 

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/david-lee-thanks-for-the-memories/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/knicks-rumors/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/will-domino-effect-land-knicks-lebron-or-wade/

Anthony will be a free agent but Paul would need to be acquired in a trade.  Other notable free agents next year will be Nene, Tony Parker, Tayshaun Prince, and David West, among others.  In order for the Knicks to sign a free agent to a max contract next off season and to have enough room to sign a first round pick, they would need to shed approximately an additional $ 7 M from their payroll.  They will also have the option to use a mid level exception next year.

Though Tierney was very positive about the possibility of Lebron to New York, many media reports have James choosing the Chicago Bulls, who have a much stronger roster than the Knicks and a much better chance to win big sooner.  I tend to agree with those reports, and to disagree that Wade and James to New York could be some type of package deal, because the Knicks signing of Amar’e Stoudemire, which looks to be imminent, would limit the Knicks to only one more max contract free agent addition.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/knicks-mull-lee-sign-and-trades-as-fallback-options-to-lebron-and-wade/

More likely, the Knicks will see James go elsewhere, and settle on a sign and trade for David Lee and some second tier free agent acquisitions.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)