Chris Bosh may well end up in Miami, but with the NBA’s free agent window not yet open, reports of a deal in place that would return Canadian national team member Joel Anthony, forward Michael Beasley and guard Mario Chalmers are premature.

“There is no truth to that,” said one source with knowledge of the situation.

A major issue is that Miami is loath to part with players as they try to bring LeBron James or Bosh or both to play with Dwyane Wade because they have so few as it is. Only Chalmers and Beasley are under contract for next season as the Heat have jettisoned most of their roster to make room for three ‘max’-type deals to keep Wade and team him with fellow Team USA members Bosh and James.