Adrian Wojnarowski weighed in on this as well:
Within Heat, still confidence they'll keep LeBron James. They know difference between his agent's agenda, and James' strong mind of his own.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
If this is coming from the Heat, you have to wonder about a strategy that involves pitting James against his agent, Rich Paul. Maybe that's not exactly what's happening. We don't know where these reports are coming from.
In the meantime, the Miami Heat are pushing to make a strong signing before sitting down with James at some point this week.
Charlotte's Josh McRoberts emerging as serious free agent candidate for Miami, sources tell Yahoo. Realistic option at mid-level exception.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
McRoberts would be a good addition for the Heat. If he costs the full mid-level exception, though, it might handicap other moves the Heat can make. We don't know how much cap space, if any, the Heat will have after theoretical extensions to Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James are accounted for.
We will keep you updated moving forward. Without knowing when James plans on meeting with Riley, it's hard to know what the endgame is.