James and Bosh both can still play at a high level, but Wade is CLEARLY done... He is the "weak link".
With that being said, do you see Bosh and James opting out this summer? Wade is going to use up a huge portion of their cap space and from this point on in his career he isn't going to be able to play up to his salary level.
If James/Bosh opt out. How does that benefit us? Does it push other players towards us since there will be more layers on the market? Does it make Bosh take more than a quick look at us?
What impact does this have on the Hornets free agency this summer?
weak link salary wise, but i think it is no secret he has been playing below his pay grade for a year and a half. the bigger issue is that the "big 3" concept is no match for the spurs system and ability to go 10 deep. the limiting factor this series is pg, center/pf and the bench. the heat are completely out gunned. now, if wade restructures to a cap friendly 5y/9m (vs 41 mil over next 2y) per contract and change bosh's to 5y/12mil (42m over 2y) and they drop the notion of adding melo, they could do something like add:
lowry or (pipedream) eric bledsoe or (go cheaper) dj augustin
stuckey (2nd unit) or sessions
gasol and jermaine o'neal (back up)
basically, get deeper so that lebron doesn't feel as big a burden, relegate wade to no more than 20 min per game. feature bosh as the 2nd primary ball toucher and move him back to the mid-post area. i would get rid of everyone i could. i would restructure haslem's contract from 4.6 this coming year (player option) to 2.5m/2m/minimum.
of course this all pre-supposes bron, wade and bosh want to keep the band together