Miami Heat retains Dwyane Wade, signs Chris Bosh

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The Miami Heat are on fire in the 2010 NBA free agent market. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Heat has signed (or rather, will sign) both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

Free agent signings can't be officially made until Thursday, so that is why we say "will sign." Of course, technically the Miami Heat have resigned Dwyane Wade, as he was a Heat last season. Chris Bosh, formerly of the Toronto Raptors, on the other hand, is all new.

Chris Bosh is a 6'10" F-C who scored 24.0 PPG and 10.8 RPG last season for the Raptors. Over his career, Chris Bosh has averaged 20.2 PPG and 9.4 RPG. He's 26, and was drafted 4th overall in the 2003 NBA draft.

Dwyane Wade rejoins the Miami Heat. He's a 6'4" G, and is 28. He scored 26.6 PPG last year, along with 6.5 APG.

Where does this leave the Miami Heat in terms of the LeBron James sweepstakes? Not in a good position, probably. We don't know what Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade asked for, but it's believed that Bosh wanted the max, and that coupled with Wade's salary, as well as the large number of players the Heat have to sign, probably means they don't have cap space for James.

That is, of course, unless Bosh and Wade took less money to sign with the Miami Heat. They probably would only do that if they knew James was coming, and maybe not even then. We'll know what James decides tomorrow night.

Written by Michael Santo

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