While Bosh stays with Miami Heat, negotiations continue with Wade, Udonis

Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:25:10 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2014 07:10:59 PM EDT
MIAMI -

Heat Nation fans do not despair. The team was working Friday night on recovering from the hit of losing the NBA's best player.

Miami Heat president Pat Riley lured the NBA star power in 2010 and he did not let Chris Bosh leave Friday.

Riley released a statement saying that although he was disappointed that LeBron James decided to leave the team, he could not fault him for wanting to return home.

"The last four years have been an incredible run for South Florida," Riley said. He also said that over the last 19 years, the Heat has "won multiple championships" and the team remains "committed to doing whatever it takes to win and compete for championships for many years to come."

Bosh reached a five-year, $118 million deal Friday, ESPN reported. And the Miami Heat was reportedly also moving to sign deals with veteran power forward Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade.

Bosh opted out of the last two years of his $42 million contract and turned down the Houston Rockets' $88 million four-year deal, ESPN reported.

Udonis opted out of $4.62 million contract. Wade opted out of his $41.8 million contract. The Chicago Bulls really wants Wade, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said. 

The Heat was reportedly also considering Luol Deng, Trevor Ariza and Pau Gasol. The Miami Heat had not made any public announcements Friday night.

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