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On Monday morning, Chris Bosh reportedly began talking directly to Houston Rockets management. They are inching towards a four-year, $88 million deal. With that said, his preference is to stay in Miami with LeBron James.
Before making his choice, Bosh, who opted out of his final two years with Miami worth $42 million, has basically decided to wait until James makes his first.
Important point on Bosh: He's waiting on direction from LeBron, source says, not the other way around.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 7, 2014
With the Heat's recent acquisition of Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts, not to mention first round draftee Shabazz Napier, many believe James will be returning to Miami. However, as time goes on, doubt is beginning to settle into Bosh’s head having him lean towards the Rockets as a safety option.
While Bosh is willing to take a pay cut to stay with Miami and possibly take around five years, worth $80 million, the Heat have reportedly been trying to get him to accept less for more free agency spending money, reports ESPN.
The Rockets would still have to cut ties with Jeremy Lin to give Bosh a max contract.
Born in Dallas, the ‘plan B’ option of signing with the Rockets would be a great fit for Bosh. He would play alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden, according to Yahoo Sports, giving the team a real threat to shoot the mid-range jump shot.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 7, 2014
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