Report: Heat To Pursue Carmelo Anthony This Summer In Free Agency

According to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Miami Heat want a Big Four and have already began exploring their options for pursuing All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.

Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials and the team’s leading players have already started to explore their options for creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at addingNew York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.

The mere concept would require the star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to all opt out of their current contracts by the end of the month and likely take further salary reductions in new deals that start next season to give Miami the ability to offer Anthony a representative first-year salary. The Heat also are prevented from making any formal contact with Anthony until July 1 and can then only if he opts out of the final year of his current contract.

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