The Miami Heat pulled off a stunning free-agent coup in 2010, when they added LeBron James and Chris Bosh to a roster that already included veterans Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem.
A recent report from ESPN revealed that the Heat could attempt something similar this summer by trying to sign 30-year-old forward Carmelo Anthony, but Bosh told reporters Thursday before Game 4 of the NBA Finals that the New York Knicks star coming to South Beach isn’t likely to happen.
Chris Bosh tells Miami Herald's Barry Jackson he, LeBron and Wade have never discussed bringing in Carmelo. "It's very, very unlikely."—
Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) June 12, 2014
James, Wade, Bosh and Anthony all could become free agents this summer if they opt-out of their current contracts. To make room under the salary cap for Anthony, the Heat’s “Big Three” would need to take pay decreases even though the cap will increase next season. If all four superstars did sign with the Heat, there wouldn’t be much room under the cap to create a quality bench.
The Heat are down 2-1 to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. Another championship for Miami would be its third in a row.