At the time of this writing, things are heating up in the 2015 NBA Finals as Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will soon begin. At 3-2, the Cavs could tie this up or lose it tonight. One thing is for sure is that the Cavaliers have had quite a season, and there have been a lot of NBA Trade rumors about them, as well as the Miami Heat.
According to Sports World Report, the big concern of the Cleveland Cavaliers is a contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, and Lebron James may opt out to help get the team to sign back Matthew Dellavedova as free agents like Monta Ellis or Greg Monroe are big targets on the market today.
From what it looks like, Kevin Love will be staying on with the Cavaliers even though there are many reports that he will opt out of his deal. If Lebron opts out, chances are it will be not about leaving Cleveland, but rather an issue with salary.
Considering the Cavs performance at the NBA Finals, posting higher than Michael Jordan times, according to Yahoo Sports, the cap is really getting higher. While it is possible that yes, Lebron could leave, there is a lot of concern about Tristan Thompson's staying power. It is said that Thompson turned down a four-year, $52 million deal, so I guess he wants more.
As for the Miami Heat, lately there has only been two words that dominate: Dwyane Wade. In a separate article from Sports World Report, the Heat and Wade have apparently been at odds at how to move forward on his contract. Wade has the potential to opt out and test free agency this summer, and this comes as the Heat are attempting to sign back Goran Dragic after this trade this season.
It is also possible that Miami could go after Rajon Rondo, a player who seems to always come up when it comes to NBA Trade Rumors. Rondo is on the free agent market, so it really is a matter of who will get to him and when.
One things is for sure is that the team could get wounded by a massive contract on Wade, who is looking for a deal at about $20 per season. Wade is apparently looking for a contract that will make up for hi taking less money in the past from the team. There are reports that Wade has been offered a three year deal at $36 million, but he could opt out. Wade has spent his entire career there, which would be kind of a blow to the team should he change.
There is a possibility that the Heat could also be chasing after another 2016 free agent with Kevin Durant, and the heat also have to sign Hassan Whiteside with a new deal.
It looks like it is going to be quite a year next season with these NBA Trade Rumors for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. It is possible that some fixed players like James and Wade could be exiting, but this could take the game to a whole new level.