The San Antonio Spurs are looking into adding veteran stars in their roster following the exit of NBA legend Tim Duncan. While Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green are widely recognized as the predecessors of the Big Three, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker will still need another experienced star to guide the younger players. With this in mind, the San Antonio Spurs are said to have signed Chris Bosh to a minimum deal for the next NBA season.
If the Chris Bosh contract with the San Antonio Spurs prove to be legitimate, then the Miami Heat have lost all their Big Three stars. LeBron James first left the team in 2014 to form his own super group with the Cleveland Cavaliers - a feat he managed to accomplish alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love when they won the 2015-16 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Meanwhile, the surprise exit of Dwyane Wade in the NBA offseason sent him to the Chicago Bulls where he is expected to lead with Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler.
Does this mean that the exit of Chris Bosh is imminent? While LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attempt to dominate the Eastern Conference, it looks like their Miami Heat brother plans to unseat the Golden State Warriors as kings of the Western Conference despite the recent addition of Kevin Durant to the team. Will the San Antonio Spurs be a better team with Chris Bosh onboard?
The answer remains unclear. Based on the recent comments of Pat Riley, however, it looks like the Miami Heat are open to offers.
"One of the only things you can count on in life that's permanent -- it's one of my favorite sayings -- is change,'' shared Riley. The Miami Heat exec added, "And when change raises its beautiful or ugly face, you've got to deal with it. You've got to adapt and move on.''
At the moment, Riley is leaning towards focusing on the recovery of Chris Bosh. While Hassan Whiteside is a promising young star, the Miami Heat still needs a superstar. However, Riley appears to be uncertain of Bosh. Will this push the NBA All-Star to move to another team?
"It's a positive environment right now with Chris," said Riley of the situation. He further noted, "I think his doctors and our doctors are constantly, or moreso now than ever, communicating. I know what Chris wants. I know he wants to play. And obviously we would be open to that, but this is still a very fluid situation. It's a sensitive, complicated situation."