Free agency is almost upon us, as the NBA season draws to a close.
Arguably the most high-profile player who could hit the market is Dwyane Wade.
The shooting guard has been in Miami since 2003 and won three titles, but has an opportunity to embark on a new chapter in his career.
The 33-year-old is coveted by the needy LA Lakers, report NBC's Pro Basketball Talk.
Wade and the Heat are said to be unable to agree financial terms on a new deal so far, and the Lakers hold an interest, looking for a high profile player to line up alongside Kobe Bryant.
This strategy has not worked recently for the Lakers, who also hold the number two pick in this year's NBA Draft, but they need to pick up after a terrible season.
The Lakers finished second to bottom in the Western Conference with a 21-61 record and 0.256 win ratio.
Miami's season was almost as disappointing, struggling without LeBron James and missing out on the play-offs. They finished 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 37-45 record and 0.451 win ratio.