Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh To Opt Out In Miami

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh

It looks like LeBron James’ teammates are following his lead in opting out of their contracts.

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem (already reported) are set to opt out of their contracts, giving the Heats an NBA-record $55 million in salary cap room.

Agent Henry Thomas, who represents all three players, told ESPN he spoke with Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday (June 28) to inform him of Wade and Haslem’s choices.

Thomas said that Bosh has yet to decide, but sources say he’s planning to follow suit by Monday’s (June 30) midnight ET deadline.

“Dwyane has been the cornerstone of our organization for over a decade, and we hope he remains a part of the HEAT family for life,” Riley said in a statement. “Udonis has been the heartbeat of this team for 11 years. He has sacrificed countless times to make this organization successful, and he is the epitome of what this organization stands for.

“We look forward to meeting with Dwyane and Udonis and their agent in the coming days to discuss our future together.”

Wade will opt out of two years and $41.8 million, Bosh will opt out of two years and $42.6 million, and Haslem will not exercise his player option of $4.6 million.

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