Where Will the Miami Heat be in Three Years?

By Will Connolly
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The “Big Three” of the Miami Heat have at least two more seasons together guaranteed.

But on the brink of the 2016-17 NBA season, what will be their next big move? Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will all be free agents at the end of 2016-17 season, and dependent on how that season goes for the boys of South Beach, there may be some departures.

It’s safe to say that Wade would an idiot not to end his career in Miami, where he’s already won three championships and is practically the face of the franchise. But as this will be his 11th season with the Heat and he has been ailing with an injured knee for quite some time now, not to mention the fact that he is a father of two and would like to spend some time with his family, the 2016-17 NBA season may be the last for “The Flash.”

Bosh will also be at the end of his contract in 2017 and depending on what the other two “Big Three” do, he could be packing up his bags for a new team as well.

The most important player to become a free agent in the summer of 2017 will of course be LeBron James. Recent sources have linked James to the Los Angeles Lakers and even his former Cleveland Cavaliers. I truly think his next “Decision” will be dependent on if the Heat can win their third consecutive title next season, and if he can convince his best bud (Wade) to stick around for a few more seasons.

All of the other pieces will fall into place if King James decides to stay in Miami. As the saying goes, “if you build it, they will come.”

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