Rockets believe that they have a commitment from Bosh.
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is understood to be on the verge of accepting a maximum offer from the Houston Rockets after LeBron James confirmed his exit, ESPN reports.
NBA fans have been waiting for the free agency market to come to life, and it finally did so on Friday after James announced that he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It has been reported all week that in the event of the two-time NBA champion leaving South Beach, Bosh would follow him through the exit door and accept a max-level offer from the Rockets.
Houston have made their initial play in order to make the deal happen by reportedly agreeing to trade guard Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers, and they have an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans for them to take Omer Asik.
That would in turn make enough cap space to acquire Bosh on a max level deal, and ultimately it would continue the break-up of the Big Three in Miami with Dwyane Wade left to mull over his future.
Bosh opted out of the final two years of his deal with the Heat a fortnight ago, and it became clear that he was waiting for James to make his decision first before making his own choice.
It appears as though that choice will involve a move to the Western Conference with the Rockets, where he will look to form a new Big Three alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden.
Houston believe that Bosh would compliment Howard perfectly in that he opens up the floor with his ability from three-point range, and that would provide ‘D12′ with the room to inflict damage inside the paint.
As with many deals at this time of the year, the move to sign Bosh will likely have implications elsewhere, and that is the case for Chandler Parsons who signed a three-year offer sheet worth over $45m with the Dallas Mavericks.
It is unclear at this stage as to whether or not the Rockets are able to keep both, but what is clear is that they are adamant in landing Bosh and James’ exit has moved them a step closer to achieving that goal.