Wade told the Chicago Tribune that he's not sure when the three
players will talk, but they've been discussing their futures informally
for a while now.
"[Free agency] has been three years coming," the Miami Heat
superstar told the Tribune. "We've discussed it prematurely, at
different times. [But] you don't know what guys are thinking and where
they're going. I think we'll all sit down, and before one of us makes a
decision, all of us will have spoken to each other and [listened to the]
"A lot of decisions [will be based on] what other
players are willing to do and what other guys want to do. So it's not
just a 'me' situation here. We all have to look and see what each other
No date or place has been set for the
gathering, but the source said, "Bosh will definitely be there."
Well this means a few things in my opinion:
First, Wade is going to try like hell to recruit everyone to Miami. Consider his comments on Chicago to e a subtle way of hurting his primary competition.
Second, it's clear not everyone can play together, so the odds here are that they try to land in such a way that no one gets stuck in a really bad spot.
Other interesting notes is that so far, Amare/Boozer aren't part of the meeting. Now who knows how much really goes down here, but if Amare/Boozer really aren't influencing the plans of the other guys, then I think that's an interesting point in and of itself.
Do these guys come up with an explicit plan of where they're going, or do they just want to get a feel for what the others are doing before making their decisions on their own, really could go either way.
It does back up the idea that the superpowers are going to converge in free agency which has to give Knicks fans some hope. If the Knicks pull this off, you have to give Donnie Walsh all the credit in the world for managing to get two max deals under the cap. If not, he just destroyed the franchise. Either way, he's got some balls.