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Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah
The opportunity to procure Chris Bosh is not a certainty since he would have to exercise his contract’s early termination option.
Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher has stated that Chicago would be interested in adding him to the roster, should he decide to make himself available this summer.
Some might wonder why the Bulls would be interested in such a player when they already have a soft-shooting forward in Carlos Boozer. Truthfully, they’d be getting a more dynamic player with the addition of this eight-time All-Star.
Both big men shoot and pass well, but Bosh does a few more things better than Boozer. For one, his range stretches the defense even more now that he’s added a three-point set shot to his arsenal.
Neither forward’s name will ever be in the thick of the conversation for defensive player of the year, but Bosh is a much better team defender and does a decent job of staying with his assignment.
Advantages aside, the most alluring aspect of Bosh is his professional humility.
He could still be a team’s first option, yet he’s shown that he can tailor his game to fit well in a supporting role.
In a profile written by Sam Amick of USA Today, Bosh revealed his mental approach to basketball at this stage of his career:
Maturity-wise, I've let (being the No. 1 option) go. I've let being the man go. I understand really in mainstream why and how people are infatuated with that area, but it's difficult man.
I'm over it. It's just all about winning at the end of the day. It's about being in the game. I mean everybody isn't meant to take the last shot. Everybody isn't going to be the MVP. It's only for a very, very small percentage, for a small percentage of guys. I understand that, and I'm just lucky enough to be in this situation I am now, just competing at the highest level in the league. That's good enough for me.
His mentality would be great in the Bulls’ selfless culture, but it’s that same mindset that makes adding him a remote possibility.
As one-third of the most potent three-man combination in the NBA, he’s been doing very well in realizing his goal of winning.
Nothing outside of LeBron James deciding to leave the band would make Bosh consider testing the market again.
Sure, the Bulls would come calling if he decided to change his mind, but they’re probably not holding their breath.