Monday , Mar , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Dwayne Wade and Lebron James Teaming up in 2010?

Even with the Heat at the bottom of the standings, apparently what happens here resonates elsewhere, and vice versa. Summer of ’10: No sooner did Dwyane Wade address his hope of remaining in South Florida when he reaches his opt-out window in the 2010 offseason than LeBron James arrived in New York to be peppered about how his 2010 opt-out could get him closer to his beloved Yankees. ‘I mean, for me, I’m in a great situation,’ the Cavaliers forward and Akron native said at Madison Square Garden. ‘I’m home, my family gets an opportunity to see me play every night and my friends.

‘The organization has been nothing but great to me and my family, so I have no reason to think about going anywhere else at this point.’ Of course, the ‘at this point’ is the sticking point. No matter what the Heat or Cavaliers do these next two seasons, it will be about where the respective teams are positioned on July 1, 2010. If they are not contenders, or perceived contenders, at that very moment, one or both franchises may be reduced to a renewed search for a lottery keeper. The buyout bane: Among those questioning the reshuffling of the playoff race at the March 1 deadline for postseason eligibility was neutral observer Pat Riley. Click here for more from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.