There were a couple premature reports earlier this weekend of Bosh opting out, but, now it’s been made official.
AP Source: Chris Bosh told Heat this afternoon he is exercising his early termination option and will become a free agent. Link to come.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 29, 2014
Per the Miami Heat’s Instagram account, Pat Riley released a statement:
“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. 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.”
This means that the Heat have most likely gotten their cards in order to make a serious run at some free agents, restructure everyone’s contract, and more than likely give LeBron the max deal that he has never had over his 11 year career.