Frank Isola of the New York Daily News (IMO: the best hoops guy in his town) has an interesting tidbit in his column this morning.
LeBron James is calling the possible union of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and of course, the King himself, "Dream Team."
Those were the words James used when he reached out to another free agent in the past 10 days and pitched the idea of joining them.
"He said, 'Would you be willing to take less to join Dream Team?'" the player, who did not want to be identified, told the Daily News. "He said his people were putting it together."
I've come across a source who has told me that free agent player could be Ray Allen. The source tells me that Allen has spoken to James and his preference is to remain with the Celtics, but that's predicated on Paul Pierce remaining with the team. The money is not a huge factor. Winning more championships is the most important factor.
According to the source, Allen has spoken to James and would consider joining said, "Dream Team." Along with possibly taking less money if it was the perfect opportunity.
(I'm going to assume that some, if not all the BIG 3 will take less than the max in this scenario).
One last factor the source close to Allen mentioned was that Ray's mother lives in Orlando, and he would not mind being closer to his family.
This makes a ton of sense.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo had this story weeks ago about Pat Riley's interest in Allen.
It's also, the only missing piece of the puzzle, a shooter.
Chris Mannix who covers the NBA for Sports Illustrated, made that point on my show this morning.
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The rumor mill is at warp speed right now.
Even my colleague Dan Le Batard (who I dubbed Cuban A. Smith) has gotten into the act via his twitter account.
He tweeted that he's hearing Bosh-to-Miami in a sign-and-trade with the Raptors
has been agreed to in principle, with Michael Beasley and others being
shipped to Toronto.
Finally, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has an excellent article on the Heat's plans. Which include Carlos Boozer if Bosh falls through.Now, you can all go back to your regularly scheduled speculation.
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