Will he stay or will he go?
Chris Bosh has narrowed down the list of places he’d like to play in the 2010-11 season to five teams, according to ESPN.
Bosh—who averaged 24 PPG, 10.8 RPG, and 2.4 APG in the 2009-10 regular season—will soon be testing the waters of free agency.
With Bosh’s agents informing the Raptors of their client’s preferred locations for next year, it’s now time to take a look at the five prime spots he’d like to land in.
Chris Bosh still hasn’t ruled out a return to the Raptors.
But don’t bet on it.
After spending his past seven seasons in Toronto, I’m pretty sure Bosh is ready to find a new permanent address.
Where he’ll land has yet to be seen, but it’s only a matter of time before Bosh makes his final decision as free agency looms around the corner.
And with a giant crop of NBA talent available to sign this offseason, it should make for quite an exciting summer for basketball fans around the globe.
The Chicago Bulls—at least I believe—have only one agenda right now, and it surrounds just one King in the NBA.
Until the LBJ decision is finalized, I highly doubt fans will be seeing much movement from Chicago’s higher-ups in terms of chasing Chris Bosh.
But who knows?
Maybe James will make a quick decision and re-sign with Cleveland.
Then again, maybe he’ll hold out a few weeks or so—testing the waters to the limit as he searches for a new home and an NBA Championship.
Only time will tell.
Chris Bosh wants to play with Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers.
As much as I can’t stand the Lakers, what NBA player wouldn’t want to play with the current Lakers?
Yes, LA drives me crazy with their whining and complaining.
But they are also a damn good basketball team.
Which begs the question: Will the Lakers have anywhere close to enough cap space to offer Bosh a substantial deal?
Or would Bosh be willing to get paid a whole lot less to play with Bryant in LA?
Once again, only time will tell.
But I do think—out of all the teams mentioned—that LA will be the hardest place for Bosh to land in 2010-11.
The big question mark here is fairly obvious.
Miami’s Heat are dealing with a similar situation to the Toronto Raptors.
Right about now, Miami is solely worried about re-signing their superstar in Dwyane Wade—leaving Chris Bosh and his free agency in the back seat until D-Wade makes his final move this summer.
Could Bosh land in Miami?
Sure he could.
In fact, I believe the Heat have one of the highest probabilities of landing Bosh—but we’ll all know his answer soon enough.
It’s almost humorous to a certain degree.
With all the LeBron James free agency rumors whirling around, it’s fairly amusing to see that Chris Bosh’s wish list includes three teams (Bulls, Heat, Knicks) that will no doubt be pursuing James this offseason.
I highly doubt it.
Will T-Mac be back in New York also?
Let’s just cross our fingers and wait for the offseason; because right now it’s anybody’s guess as to what’s next for the Knicks…
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