With LeBron and Bosh gone, meet the four teams fighting to be the NBA's next dynasty

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The Miami Heat are in the midst of possibly their most important off-season in franchise history after trying to recover from the loss of the 'big three'.

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh all opted out of their Heat contracts earlier this summer and Friday saw a landmark day for two of them.

LeBron signed a deal which will take him back to his home town team the Cleveland Cavaliers and it will also see him become the highest paid player on a team for the first time in his career.

It means that the biggest name in basketball is officially leaving the team he has been to the last four NBA Finals with and won his two NBA Championships with.

Chris Bosh also reportedly signed a new deal on Friday with his return to the Heat now seeming imminent and saving the team from a totally new rebuilding project.

So with Bosh back in Miami, they will no doubt be hoping to get Wade to return also but Miami's position as the biggest team and most recent NBA dynasty is now in question, so who could step up and lead the charge?

Cleveland Cavaliers

The most obvious candidates after Friday's announcement, but their team is now looking somewhat formidable.

Las Vegas made the Cavs favourites to win the 2015 NBA Championship after LeBron's announcement and with Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins on the roster, who can blame them?

Even more than their current roster, who else could they still be looking to add after their latest big free agency signing?

Well rumours emerged on Friday that Minnesota Timberwolves Forward Kevin Love would be interested in a possible trade to the Cavaliers and should they acquire him, they certainly would be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Chicago Bulls

One of the front runners to sign the next biggest free agent, former New York Knicks Forward Carmelo Anthony are one of the highest regarded teams in the league.

Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Melo all in the same team?

That would be a powerful force in the NBA and could certainly become the foundations of the NBA's next dynasty.

Phoenix Suns

Without doubt, the up and coming team in the NBA, the Phoenix Suns are certainly a talented roster but still lacking something to make them successful.

Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, Mike Plumlee etc have created some great moments over the last NBA season but they still failed to make the play-offs.

I would have loved to have seen either LeBron or Bosh end up in Arizona but clearly if the Suns are to become the next NBA dynasty, they will need to find another way to achieve that goal.

Houston Rockets

the Rockets have been heavily linked with Chris Bosh this summer and that is now out of sight so the question is, what next for the Rockets.

Well they traded Jeremy Lin to the LA Lakers on Friday in an attempt to free up some cap space for whoever else they may be targeting.

They were visited by Carmelo Anthony also and are clearly serious about getting him since they've already freed up his number seven jersey.

James Harden, Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley and Chandler Parsons if they sign him to a new deal, add Melo into that mix and it makes for some exciting times in Houston.

As for where the next NBA dynasty will come from, who knows?

It is still too soon to rule out the Heat or the current defending Champion San Antonio Spurs and any team who seizes the initiative this summer could take the league by storm, either way the future of the NBA will be as exciting as always.

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