Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Miami Heat who are reportedly re-signing Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside when they become free agents on July 1.
As the offseason draws near, the Miami Heat are about to face a tough decision about the free agents that they are going to re-sign and the free agents that they are going to let go. Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside are the top priorities of the Heat in the upcoming free agency. However, the Heat will be dealing a huge problem about their salary cap once they planned to sign both players.
Bobby Marks of The Vertical shares his opinion on how can the Miami Heat re-sign Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside in the upcoming free agency:
“If Miami brings back Wade at $15 million, then enough rooms would be created to sign Whiteside. The Heat will also be able to retain restricted free agent Tyler Johnson and exceed the cap because of early Bird rights. However, in order to create that room for Whiteside, the cap holds of Deng, Joe Johnson and Udonis Haslem would need to be released, making the three unlikely to return. Miami would have only a small portion of cap space ($4 million) and its room mid-level ($2.9 million) to fill out its roster.”
Another thing that is bothering the Heat is Chris Bosh’s health condition. Bosh missed the remaining games of the playoffs after suffering from a mysterious condition that may lead to a career-ending injury. Bosh is still signed with the Miami Heat until the 2016-17 NBA season and has a $23 million cap hit.
If Chris Bosh recovers and returns on the court, it will be some good news for the Miami Heat since he’s one of their key players and finding a replacement for him will be hard for the team. If not, the Miami Heat can waive his contract to release a salary cap space. However, this could not help them in the upcoming free agency since they still have to wait until Feb. 9, 2017, according to the league rules.
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