Wade stays with Miami
(AP) — The Miami Heat have managed to keep two-thirds of their “Big 3.”
All-Star guard Dwyane Wade is staying with the team, saying he has confidence in the organization and the roster being built. The comments come days after LeBron James left the Heat after four seasons to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A person familiar with the situation says Wade signed a two-year package that includes a player option for the second season. Financial terms were not announced, though it’s expected Wade’s salary for next season will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made under his previous contract.
Chris Bosh also decided to stay in Miami. Joining the Heat is Luol Deng, who signed a $20 million, two-year contract. Deng is expected to compete for the starting spot vacated by James.
Also in the NBA:
— The Chicago Bulls have used the amnesty clause to cut forward Carlos Boozer after four seasons with the team. Boozer came to the Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal with Utah in July 2010. He had one season left on a five-year deal worth roughly $75 million.
— The Atlanta Hawks have acquired swingman Thabo Sefolosha in a sign-and-trade deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Atlanta also received the rights to Giorgos Printezis and cash considerations for the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis and a trade exception.
— Avery Bradley remains a Boston Celtic after signing a four-year contract, reportedly worth $32 million. Bradley averaged a career-high 14.9 points in 60 games last season.
— Trevor Ariza has officially become a Houston Rocket after being acquired in a three-team trade with New Orleans and Washington. The Rockets get Ariza from the Wizards and forward Alonzo Gee, guard Scotty Hopson and a 2015 first-round draft pick from the Pelicans. The Rockets will send center Omer Asik, forward Omri Casspi and cash considerations to New Orleans, while the Wizards will receive center Melvin Ely and a trade exception.
— A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Mike Miller has agreed to a 2-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cavaliers, re-uniting him with superstar LeBron James. He’ll make $2.7 million next season, and a second-year player option is worth $2.8 million. Miller played in 82 games for Memphis last season, hitting 46 percent of his 233 3-point attempts.
— The San Antonio Spurs have finalized the signing of veteran forward Boris Diaw to a three-year, $22 million deal. Diaw was invaluable for the Spurs last season, averaging 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 25 minutes while shooting more than 52 percent from the field.
— The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed forwards Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons. The 36-year-old Nowitzki’s contract is for three years and $30 million, with a player option for the final season. The Mavericks signed Parsons to an offer sheet five days ago worth about $46 million over three years.
— The Mavs also reached contract terms with 16-year veteran forward Rashard Lewis, who spent the last two years with the Heat. The 34-year-old Lewis is a two-time All-Star who averaged 4.5 points and 16 minutes played in 60 games last season.