The Miami Heat need to try and figure out what they want to do this offseason and part of that involves freeing up as much cap space as humanly possible. LeBron James is already off the books and Udonis Haslem is following suit, but so too are two of the Heat’s biggest players.
In a move that is hardly surprising to anyone, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will be opting out of their contracts to test free agency this summer.
According to both @ByTimReynolds and @EthanJSkolnick, Wade and Bosh are both expected to opt out over the weekend.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) June 27, 2014
Of the two, Wade is the most likely to return as we’ve been hearing that teams have interest in Bosh and will likely try to pry him away from the Heat. Wade has virtually zero free agent value when you think about the money he’d have made if he didn’t opt out, so his decision to hit hte open market can be viewed as cost cutting by the Heat and by Wade.
Bosh will likely be gone unless he takes less money to return — something that is doubtful — which means the Heat will work to find a good price for Wade, acquire pieces that appease LeBron and then get back to work on trying to bring him back next season.
Source: All U Can Heat