Chris Bosh may leave the Miami Heat and go to the Houston Rockets.
The Rockets, one of the most aggressive players in the 2014 free agency, are offering Bosh the maximum deal that he’s looking for.
Sources told Chris Broussard of ESPN that the Rockets have offered a four-year, $88 million deal to Bosh.
He has been looking for a similar deal from the Heat, but the team has been trying to get Bosh to accept less money so they can pursue better free agents to bolster the roster.
The Heat reportedly signed Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts on Monday.
“Bosh, since opting out of the final two years of his deal — worth $42 million — with the Miami Heat, had planned to see what James decided before making his choice,” Broussard said.
“But a conversation with James about his future in Miami this past weekend created enough doubt for Bosh to begin considering his other options, including Houston’s offer, a source said. The source said Bosh did not know whether or not James was staying in Miami.”
Bosh announced in late June that he would opt out of the final year of his contract with the Heat, as did LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
“Today we were notified of Chris’ intentions to opt out of his contract. Chris is one of the most versatile and dynamic big men in this league, and he has been an instrumental key to our championship success over the last four seasons,” Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement.
“We look forward to meeting with Chris and his agent in the coming days to discuss keeping him in Miami for many years to come.”
The Rockets are actively pursuing another star to add to their core of Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, and Patrick Beverly.
Carmelo Anthony and James are also high on their list.