Originally Posted by Airmax
That's a great pairing. I hope Bron signs in Miami as well. It would be incredible to see that team use the rest of the league as their collective urinal for the next 5+ years.
Even if he doesn't though, the Heat are stacked now. Wade and Bosh are a perfect pair.
How are they stacked?
Miami has two players (Chalmers and Beasley) under contract and with Wade and Bosh signing that brings their roster to four players. As of right now, they don't even have enough for a starting lineup.
Here's what needs to happen for Miami to get James:
1) Bosh in a sign-and-trade but with Miami only having 2 players signed, is virtually impossible.
2) Cleveland in a sign-and-trade but same rules apply here that go for Toronto.
3) James, Wade and Bosh all sign for slightly less per season ($14 million instead of $16.7 million) which leaves them with NO cap space to sign anybody else and gives them just five players on the roster.
4) All three players only sign three-year deals instead of max deals which makes them all FAs again after 2012-13.
LeBron just got screwed and will be forced to stay in Cleveland now and he will have no help once again and the Cavaliers can't do anything to bring him any help.