Bosh Mulling Max Offers From Heat, Rockets

4:02pm: Miami has offered Bosh a deal for five seasons at the maximum salary in hopes of dissuading him from taking Houston’s four-year max offer, TNT’s David Aldridge reports (Twitter link). Only Miami can offer the fifth year.

3:52pm: The Heat are putting up a fight to keep Bosh, who’s set to make his decision today, Wojnarowski tweets.

1:55pm: Bosh will speak with Rockets coach Kevin McHale soon, and he’s nearing a commitment to the Rockets, Wojnarowski reports (on Twitter).

1:28pm: The Heat would target Patrick Beverley in sign-and-trade talks, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News (Twitter link).

1:10pm: The Rockets won’t reach out to the Heat about any sign-and-trade scenarios until they receive a firm commitment from Bosh, Wojnarowski tweets.

12:21pm: The Rockets believe that Bosh will commit to them soon, a source tells Marc Stein of

12:03pm: Bosh and the Rockets are moving quickly toward securing a deal, Wojnarowski tweets, seemingly indicating that he’s headed to Houston. If they do reach agreement, the Rockets will match the Mavs’ offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, Wojnarowski hears, echoing an earlier report.

FRIDAY, 11:55am: In the wake of James’ decision to sign with the Cavs, Bosh hasn’t made up his mind about signing with Houston, tweets USA Today’s Sam Amick, though the Rockets believe they’ll have a commitment soon, a source tells Marc Stein of (Twitter link). The Rockets are moving quickly to complete a deal for Jeremy Lin to clear the necessary cap room for Bosh, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (on Twitter). They’ll also have to finalize their deal to send Omer Asik to the Pelicans, and the Pelicans are considering waiving Austin Rivers and using the stretch provision to clear cap space, as Grantland’s Zach Lowe tweets, since they still don’t have room for Asik.

THURSDAY, 7:54am: Bosh has yet to decide whether he’d sign with the Rockets, regardless of what happens with LeBron, agent Henry Thomas tells Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston.

9:01pm: A source denies that any contingency plan is in place with Bosh and Houston, tweets David Aldridge of

6:57pm: Bosh’s intention would be to leave Miami for Houston if LeBron doesn’t re-sign with the Heat, league sources tell Wojnarowski. The Rockets are prepared to clear enough cap room to offer Bosh a four-year, $88MM contract per Wojnarowski’s sources, although it remains to be seen if Chandler Parsons‘ looming offer sheet signing with the Mavs adds a wrinkle to those plans.

WEDNESDAY, 2:49pm: The Rockets and Bosh’s camp are in talks today amid uncertainty over where LeBron will play next season, Wojnarowski tweets.

TUESDAY, 7:20am: Wojnarowski clarifies his report about Bosh’s desire to play in Miami, tweeting that while Bosh indeed prefers to play there, he’s still open to Houston’s offer.

MONDAY, 1:56pm: Bosh is waiting to find out what James is going to do, not the other way around, a source tells Ramona Shelburne of (Twitter link).

1:47pm: Bosh spoke with the Rockets this morning for the first time, Wojnarowski writes. He still prefers to remain with the Heat and play with James, but the Rockets would be Bosh’s top choice should he leave Miami, according to Wojnarowski adds.

1:10pm: Chris Bosh is considering a max offer from the Rockets, reports Chris Broussard of (Twitter link). Bosh received a lower offer from the Heat and spoke to LeBron James this weekend, Broussard adds.

Bosh’s camp and the Rockets had been continuing conversations today after Houston started making a strong push for the Henry Thomas client. Bosh hadn’t personally spoken with any Rockets officials as of last night, but it appears Houston is moving quickly on the sharpshooting big man. It also appears to indicate that the Rockets aren’t waiting around for either James or Carmelo Anthony to decide on their destinations. Perhaps they feel they’re out of the running for one or both of them, though that’s just my speculation.

The 30-year-old has expressed on multiple occasions that he’d like to remain in Miami, and he still prefers to play with James on the Heat next season, as Wojnarowski reported this morning. His conversation this weekend with James seems to have given Bosh the notion that James might not be back with the Heat next season.

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24 thoughts on “Bosh Mulling Max Offers From Heat, Rockets

  1. BrickTops

    If this happens, the other NBA teams can thank Houston for breaking up the big 3. All the while, they have created a Big 3 of their own.

    • RealSportsFan

      I hope he does sign with the Rockets…then the Mavs can swoop in and get Parsons.

      • mbrink12

        I think the Rockets keep Parsons, even if the offer is $10-12M per. Their owner is willing to pay the tax, plus a lineup of Beverly/Harden/Parsons/Bosh/Dwight is the best in the league.

        • RealSportsFan

          We’ll see. I hope not as a Mavs fan. We could use Parsons. Houston is definitely trying to make a run here so you could be right.

          • BrickTops

            Yeah, on paper, that has to be the best starting 5 in the league. We will have no bench with Asik and Lin gone.

              • BrickTops

                True but still unknown. I’m a Rox fan tried and true. But I worry about our bench of this goes down. Plus, I’m afraid Parsons is gone

                • Zak Arn

                  I think on yahoo there was some joker spouting off about Bird rights or maybe it was on here and how they can keep both Parsons and Bosh, but that’s just a “yea they technically can keep both” situation, not reality b/c they are not going to become the Nets and go so far into the Luxury Tax.

                  • BrickTops

                    If the Rox can get Bosh signed before the 3 day window is up (Must move Lin and Asik), they will be able match on Parsons (because he is our player, we will be over the cap, but under the tax line.

                    • Zak Arn

                      Just saw this reply. But seriously how BAD did that go for the Rockets? They could have Parsons at 900k, Traded away picks and Lin for nothing, didn’t get Bosh, and only got Ariza..

            • Freddie Morales

              I can think of another PG that would love to join this team, jameer nelson! And dont forget, rockets are going to get a trade exception for Lin. This team is going to be scary!!

  2. Matt Gradient Fried

    50 Million dollar difference that wont be taxed and he has to think about it? I don’t understand. All I know is his wife is gonna be pissed if he turns that money down LOL

  3. Z....

    ugh…we already have Norris Cole…If we hadnt chosen Eddie House over Beverly, we would have won 3 championships instead of 2, and we probably wouldnt have drafted Cole…

  4. victor gonzales

    am i the only one feeling like parsons and bosh are not max players … and that the rockets would be wise to sign 4 really good players with the money instead of 2 really good players … i mean just spit balling here but what about placing a bid on boozer once he gets cut by the bulls you may get him for 7 mil ? vince carter for 4 mil…deng for 10 mil,marvin or mo williams for 4/5 million maybe less.. i mean and is no one else worried about losing asiks production ?

  5. victor gonzales

    soo the heat are now gonna give them max to bosh and go after what deng and bring back wade .. and think they are gonna contend … thats cute.

  6. victor gonzales

    i think miami is freaking out and would regret signing bosh to that contract if he did sign it. bosh is basically a level below serge ibaka … so why are you going to give him more $$$?

    • Z....

      Chris Bosh is easily a max player. He is ridiculously versatile on both ends of the ball. He was arguably our best defender last season, guarding 2-5 and protecting the rim. He even stepped out on the perimeter to guard a few PGs at times, and did a good job….With LeBron gone, he doesnt have to sacrifice touches as much, and he has more space to operate, either in the post like he used to, or driving to the basket. He doesnt have to be a spot up shooter anymore.

  7. Cpatt35

    I think if bosh came to Houston it would be a good fit for the rockets ! If you look back when the rockets won their first championship they did it with a dominant center and POWER FORWARD and the help of pure shooters

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