NBA Trade Talk: Would the Miami Heat Trade Chris Bosh to the Sacramento Kings?
After the Miami Heat failed to win the championship, losing to the Dallas Mavericks in six games, there have been rumors sprouting that Pat Riley might break up the Big 3 in order to fill some of the team's weaknesses.
The two biggest holes in the roster were the lack of a solid starting point guard and center. While it is unlikely that this or any trade involving one of the Big 3 will occur, Chris Bosh might be an ideal fit for the Sacramento Kings, and he would net the return the Heat are looking for.
The Kings have a ton of young and promising talent, but they don't have a bonafide superstar on the roster. A potential trade would have the Heat sending Chris Bosh to Sacramento in exchange for J.J. Hickson, Samuel Dalembert (via sign and trade), and possibly a pick or two.
Dalembert has expressed much interest in playing for Miami, and he would be an excellent addition to the Heat. He is the defensive-minded center the Heat are looking for and is a good rebounder and actually has an offensive game (unlike Joel Anthony, the current starting center on the Heat).
The Heat would also receive J.J. Hickson, Lebron's former teammate from his days in Cleveland. Hickson is a promising young big man who could develop into a star, or at least a solid starting power forward. He would ease the loss of Chris Bosh at the four position, and the Heat would get the center they so desperately need. They would also receive a pick or two in allowing the team to draft more promising players to place around their stars.
Which team does this trade benefit more?
The Heat lineup would look something like this: Chalmers, Wade, James, Hickson, Dalembert. That roster could win a championship as soon as next season and would free up some cap space to be able to sign more players in the future.
The Kings would receive one of the best power forwards in the league and a perennial All-Star in Chris Bosh. He would form one of the best front court duos with DeMarcus Cousins, and the Kings could very well make the playoffs next season with this acquisition.
Chris Bosh is an excellent scorer; he can shoot the jumper and drive and finish at the hoop. He would also provide a player who is battle tested, has championship experience, and would be a leader for the younger players on this team. The Kings would also have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA with Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette, Marcus Thornton, Donte Greene, and Jason Thompson also on the roster.
The Kings starting five would look something like this: Cousins, Bosh, Evans/Greene, Thornton/Evans, Fredette. That's a pretty scary starting five, one that could not only make the playoffs, make some noise once they're in.
Overall, this trade probably has almost no chance of happening, but it would improve both teams and fill the needs of the teams.
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