Chris Bosh said countless times in recent weeks that he did not want to leave Miami.
Not even LeBron James' departure changed his mind. And shortly after the Heat took a King-size hit, its future started coming together.
Bosh is staying in Miami, agreeing Friday to a five-year contract that will be worth about $118 million, said two people familiar with the deal. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side had confirmed it publicly.
Keeping Bosh addresses one of the Miami's top priorities after it got the news earlier in the day that James was leaving the Heat and returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Next up for the Heat: More than likely, it's a deal with Dwyane Wade, who has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons in Miami.
Wade and Miami were negotiating a new contract Friday, a move that was expected from the moment the 2006 NBA Finals MVP opted out of a deal that would have paid him about $42 million over the next two seasons.
"I know where I'm going," Wade told the AP on Thursday, one day before James let the world that he was going elsewhere.
Bosh is an All-Star who averaged 16.2 points on 52 percent shooting last season and now figures to potentially get many more shots in the Heat offensive scheme.
For his career, Bosh has averaged 19.2 points in 11 NBA seasons.
Lin to Lakers: Los Angeles has acquired point guard Jeremy Lin from Houston, along with the Rockets' first-round draft pick next year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers will send cash and rights to an undisclosed overseas player to the Rockets.
Lin, a Palo Alto product who turns 26 next month, has one more year and $14.9 million remaining on his contract, though the cap number is actually $8.4 million because of a quirk in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement.
The Rockets' first-round pick is protected to some degree, but the Lakers believe it will be theirs to use next June because the Rockets' record will be good enough to fall out of pick protection.
Suns-Kings trade: Phoenix agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with Sacramento for point guard Isaiah Thomas, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
Sources said the deal, which has not been officially announced, is a four-year, $27 million contract. In exchange, the Kings get the draft rights to center Alex Oriakhi, a second-round draft pick of the Suns in 2013, plus a $7 million trade exception.
One of the people who confirmed the deal said the Suns see Thomas as a "perfect third guard" to play with Phoenix's double point guard starting lineup of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. He is not envisioned as a replacement for either of them.
Thomas averaged career highs of 20.3 points and 6.3 assists in 72 games with Sacramento last season, 54 as a starter.
Pacers: Indiana signed three free agents -- backup big man Lavoy Allen, swingman C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, a sharpshooting forward from Europe.
Coach Frank Vogel hopes all that is just a precursor to re-signing Lance Stephenson, who led the NBA with five triple-doubles last season. "It's a process. The ball is in his court," Vogel said.
Hawks: Atlanta requested waivers on forward John Salmons. The move was expected after the Hawks acquired Salmons from Toronto last week. Atlanta dealt away guard Lou Williams and the rights to Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira in a move to clear space under the salary cap.
Knicks: New York waived veteran forward Lamar Odom and re-signed center Cole Aldrich. Knicks president Phil Jackson signed Odom, who played for him in Los Angeles, at the end of last season. But the former Sixth Man of the Year never played a game for New York.
The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.