The Miami Heat want the salary flexibility needed to get in a meeting with Kevin Durant when he enters free agency in 2016.

The Heat can have room for Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Durant, but only if Wade opts in for this year and gives them that flexibility by being a free agent in 2016.

Whiteside will also be a free agent in 2016 and will be on a low cap hold.