Pat Riley, the Miami Heat President, is getting ready to set the stage for another super team in Miami, but one important piece in not cooperating. Riley has brought many great players to the Heat over the years including the likes of LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal and he wants to do it again. The Heat had the foundation laid with its starting lineup at the beginning of the year, but unfortunate injuries to Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade threw a monkey wrench into the plan. Beneful noted that Bosh suffered a season ending scare with blood clots on his lungs and Wade had problems with knees again this season.
The good news for the Heat is the fact that Bosh seems to be healthy and has already returned to the court and is participating in non-contact drills. This is first time he has been on the court since February. Now the bad news for the HEAT is that star Dwayne Wade may not be on the roster at the start of next season. Currently Wade and the Heat cannot seem to agree on what Wade’s future holds. The 33 year old, according to sources, wants to exercise his player option and secure more money up front which would be roughly $20 million a year. Miami wants to offer him half that at $10 million a year or their other option is to let him play the final year of his contract for $161 million and then let him walk.