Saturday, June 12, 2010
Updated: June 13, 1:46 PM ET
Report: Wade talks with Bosh, Johnson
ESPN.com news services
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has spent some time talking to fellow free agents about the future, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Saturday.
Wade, who made an appearance at a charity event in Plantation, Fla., said he talked with Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh and Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson in Los Angeles this week.
Wade told the newspaper he had dinner with Bosh and saw Johnson at a Brand Jordan event.
Wade has made it clear he would like to return to Miami and bring another big-name free agent with him. But he insisted to the newspaper: "I haven't started recruiting yet."
"My friends are the guys that are in the league," Wade told the Sun-Sentinel. "Some of my closest friends in the NBA happen to be certain guys that are up in this free-agent market. Yeah, it's going to be like that. Like I said, I don't worry about it. I smile and I keep on going with my day.
"Me and Chris have been friends since we came into the NBA. We signed with the same agent. So we can't eat together? It's all good. We understand what's going to come about from anything that goes on. But, no worries, it's just friends eating dinner."
The free agency period begins July 1. Wade, Bosh, Johnson, LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire are among players who could be changing teams.