Wade OK for plans to talk free agency

Updated: May 28, 2010, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The NBA says Dwyane Wade did not break any league tampering rules by saying he wants to talk with other marquee players before deciding whether to stay with the Miami Heat.

Under league rules, players cannot tamper with other players, though it's a given that players talking amongst themselves not only happens, but is impossible to regulate.

The NBA only metes out discipline in what it said are "the most egregious" cases, and said Wade's comments "do not meet that standard."

Earlier this week, Wade reiterated that he will discuss options with LeBron James and other stars about their options this summer. Wade, James and Chris Bosh are among the headliners who are expected to become free agents July 1.

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