Disclaimer: We have not heard word one of a trade involving the Big Three in Miami. However, if they do not win the title this season, one of them will go, and it will be Bosh. Consider this a "pre-rumor."
Why It Makes Sense:
Strictly from a basketball standpoint, this is a perfect trade. Chris Bosh is a horrible fit with the Miami Heat, and I have not seen any signs of his situation getting any better.
Bosh's best games with the Heat have come when LeBron James or Dwyane Wade—or both—are out with an injury. Take last week, for example:
In three games without James and/or Wade, Bosh averaged just under 24 points per game on 51 percent shooting. As soon as the "Big Three" are back on the court together, Bosh's scoring drops to 16 points while shooting 42 percent from the field. A small sample size, yes, but it is a trend I have noticed from Bosh in his short Heat career.
That is because Bosh is not a third scorer. He is a primary scorer on a bad-to-decent team, or a second scorer on a great team.
As a third scorer, he just looks lost.
He also will never provide the qualities his Heat team so desperately needs from their big man: toughness and rebounding. Wade and James take care of the scoring, so what this team needs is a power forward who can do the dirty work. Bosh has always been a finesse power forward, and is just not that guy.
Jefferson is a great rebounder and shot-blocker. He is not the lead scorer he has been forced to be while playing for bad teams his entire career. In Miami, Jefferson would grab 12 rebounds a game easily and would get his 15 points while swatting at least two shots per game.
Bosh would be the primary scorer the Jazz need, while the rest of their bigs (Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter) grab the boards and provide toughness. With Bosh's scoring and the rest of the team's young talent, the Jazz could compete for a playoff spot in the West.