In the front office of the Miami Heat, news that LeBron James will opt out of the remainder of his contract was met, generally, with yawns and shrugs. When forward Chris Bosh, as is expected, does the same, the reaction will be no different.

It is still expected that James will sign back on with the Heat, though on a short-term deal that gives him some flexibility going forward. James will have options in free agency, of course, but sticking with the Heat — winner of the East four straight times — gives him his best short-term shot at championships.

The next step for the Heat is to deal with the draft, in which they hold the No. 26 pick. Miami is expected to find a ready-to-play wing prospect there.

The real question mark for Miami is the third member of the Big Three, guard Dwyane Wade. When it comes to decisions, that will have the biggest impact on where the Heat go from here. That choice might not come until the day of the deadline, June 30.

Wade is owed $42 million over the next two years, the end of the contract he signed at the same time Bosh and James came to Miami, in 2010. While Bosh just turned 30 and James will be 30 in December, Wade is already 32 and showing the ill effects of a problematic knee, as well as a spate of other minor injuries.

Ideally, the Heat will be able to sell Wade on spreading the money he is owed over a longer stretch of time, to lessen the up-front hit of his contract. If Wade were to opt out and sign back for something in the range of a four-year deal worth $50 million, he could give himself more guaranteed money while dropping the short-term hit to Miami’s payroll.

The Heat would like to sell forward Udonis Haslem on the same idea. Haslem, too, could opt in to a contract next year, at $4.6 million. But if the Heat can sign him to a longer deal at less money annually, they could diminish the immediate damage of Haslem’s payday. Haslem’s deadline is June 30, too.

Wade played just 54 games this year, averaging a career-low 32.9 minutes. That was part of a program the Heat put in place to protect Wade and ensure he was at 100 percent for the team’s postseason run. That plan was a big success — at least until the Heat hit the NBA Finals, during which Wade struggled, averaging 15.2 points and 43.8 percent shooting.