LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could form the next NBA dynasty. And it may not be in Miami like most anticipated.
Wade met the with Bulls officials Friday in Chicago for the second time in two days and is seriously considering leaving Miami to return to his hometown.
Wade, who initially proposed a Free Agent Summit for the max players to meet up and discuss their options before July 1, has made it known he would like to team up with Bosh and, and even The King if he’s interested. Bosh is eager to get out of Toronto and has shown interest in paring up with Wade, but LeBron has been hesitant about joining. According to sources of Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wonarowski:
Wade is intrigued by the infrastructure of talent the Bulls have to surround him, especially in contrast to how gutted the Heat roster has become in the clearing of salary cap space.
The Bulls are trying to line up a commitment from Wade prior to their formal presentation with James in Cleveland on Saturday, sources said.
But the Bulls’ final presentation to LeBron could be tough. They have to convince The Chosen One that Chicago is worth spurning the additional $30 million Cleveland can offer him. The Bulls have $29.9 million in cap space – enough for two five-year contracts worth $87.6 apiece. If they can make some moves – a trades with Luol Deng and James Johnson are options – they could add more room.
But, worst comes to worst, the Bulls can rest assured that they’ll likely fare better than the Knicks in the LeBron Sweepstakes.
Sources say one team that all but eliminated itself with James in the presentation process was the New York Knicks. James met with the organization on Friday and his inner-circle has described New York’s presentation as lacking preparedness and organization. James’ camp also found it to be redundant to much of the New Jersey Nets’ far sharper, edgier presentation on James’ earning power.