Last week, the news reports began that LeBron James had decided to opt out of his contract with the Heat, with his free agency opening this Tuesday. Now, after news that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have also decided to opt out of their contract, Pat Riley has released statements on each of the player’s decisions, the latest regarding Bosh’s decision: “Chris is one of the most versatile and dynamic big men in this league, and he has been an instrumental key to our championship success over the last four seasons. We look forward to meeting with Chris and his agent in the coming days to discuss keeping him in Miami for many years to come.”
ESPN is reporting that LeBron is refusing a pay cut, which he took when he joined the Heat back in 2010. The max salary would be around $ 20 million, which several teams including the Heat could offer. Riley clearly wants the star players to re-sign with the Heat, and build an even stronger roster with new free agents for next season.