Vultures are circling around the Miami Heat’s prized free agents this summer, but team president Pat Riley’s belief that he’ll retain the Big Three remains unshaken. Riley reportedly isn’t too worried about LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade going anywhere. Per USA Today:
Of course, Riley’s confidence doesn’t guarantee anything. But right now, he isn’t scrambling.
Reaching deals with forwards Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger is step one in making the necessary roster additions to improve the Heat. At the very least, Riley has tangible evidence to show James when they meet in the next couple of days to discuss the future. He is letting him know the Heat will spend what is required, including top dollar on Bosh, to win another title after two in four years together.
In the big picture, the Granger and McRoberts agreements give Riley room to present James with a couple of different spending options, including the ability to give Bosh a big contract, too.