Bosh feeling the Heat

ESPN is reporting Chris Bosh will sign with the Miami Heat. (Toronto Sun files)

Chris Bosh will be joining Dwyane Wade as a member of the Miami Heat — as was widely expected.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard first reported the package deal and multiple sources with access to Wade quickly confirmed.

What still remains unclear, is whether Bosh will sign outright when contracts can officially be announced or will he go via sign and trade, gaining the Raptors something in return and gifting Bosh with an extra year and $30 million US over the life of his contract.

The Raptors have not yet heard anything official, but will have until midnight Thursday morning to work out a deal with Miami before Bosh will legally be allowed to sign outright.

Miami wants Toronto to take on Michael Beasley’s contract which would open up more room to also add LeBron James — who will announce his destination Thursday night.

With Beasley on the books, Wade, Bosh and James would each have to take less than max money due to cap space issues.

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