NBA East Conf Free Agents – Current Status 1PM, July 1

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Unrestricted: F: Michael Beasley

Player Option:  G: Goran Dragic, G: Dwyane Wade, F: Luol Deng

Could there be a more interesting story line in free agency than whether President and General Manager Pat Riley will do the right thing and repay Dwyane Wade for the 3 Championships he brought Miami and the money he left on the table (over 6 million) during his prime so the Heat could keep LeBron James and Chris Bosh in South Beach? Give him the money Pat, he’s shown you loyalty time to pay DWade back!

Dwyane Wade is reportedly pursuing a max contract with the @MiamiHeat

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 1, 2015

Luol Deng opted into his contract and will therefore remain on the squad.

UPDATE — Per his agent, Luol Deng has opted IN to his contract and is staying with the Heat for the 2015-16 season

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 29, 2015

Riley sewed up his other free agent Goran Dragic quickly giving him a $90 million dollar 5 year contract (with a player option after the fourth year):

Yahoo Sources: Goran Dragic, Miami reach agreement on $90 million deal.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

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