In an interview Tuesday with Dan Le Batard’s show on ESPN Radio in Miami, ex-Georgia Tech star Chris Bosh said he wants to stay with the Heat.
“I don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. It’s Miami,” Bosh said. “Everybody wants to come here. Yeah.”
Bosh has two seasons and $42 million left on his contract with the Heat, but can opt out before June 30 and become an unrestricted free agent.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Mavericks and Lakers would be among multiple teams that would have interest in Bosh, should he opt out and become a free agent. Bosh likely would attract another large offer, such as the six-year, $110 million deal signed in 2010, but when asked on Le Batard’s show if he would accept an offer below market value, he said: “If that’s what it takes.”
Fellow Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James also can opt out of their contracts before June 30.
Bosh, James and Wade are in the fourth season together with the Heat. They won the past two NBA championships and lost in the finals the season before. They are one win from making their fourth consecutive finals appearance.
The Heat lead the Pacers 3-1 in their best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals series, which continues Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
Miami has won the past three games, the past two by 12 points each.