Chris Bosh said countless times in recent weeks that he did not want to leave Miami. Not even LeBron James' departure appears to have changed his mind.
Bosh is staying with the Heat, agreeing Friday to a five-year contract that will be worth about $118 million, media reports said.
Keeping Bosh would address one of the Miami's top priorities after getting the news earlier in the day that James was leaving to return to the Cavaliers.
It was unclear when Bosh would sign the contract, reports said. He is expected to be in Ghana until next week.
Next up for the Heat: More than likely it's a deal with Dwyane Wade, who has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons in Miami. Wade and Miami were negotiating a new contract Friday, a move that was expected from the moment that the 2006 NBA Finals MVP opted out of a deal that would have paid him about $42 million over the next two seasons. The Heat is pushing to keep Wade and former Gator Udonis Haslem on shorter deals, Yahoo Sports reported. Bosh, Wade and Haslem opted out of their contracts after last season to give the Heat cap flexibility to improve their roster after James became a free agent.
Rockets-Lakers trade: Houston traded guard Jeremy Lin and a 2015 first-round draft pick to Los Angeles to clear cap space for a maximum-contract offer it wanted to make to Bosh. Houston also is expected to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for former Gator Chandler Parsons.
More Lakers: Pau Gasol turned down a two-year, $10 million-plus-per-year deal and likely is moving on, Yahoo Sports said.
Suns-Kings trade: Phoenix agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with Sacramento for point guard Isaiah Thomas, media reports said. In exchange, the Kings get the draft rights to center Alex Oriakhi, a second-round pick of the Suns in 2013, plus a $7 million trade exception. The Suns and Thomas, a restricted free agent, agreed on a four-year, $27 million deal, Yahoo Sports said. "I'm excited for what the future holds here in Phoenix," Thomas said on Twitter.