Category Archives: Chris Bosh Rumors
Whenever the Miami Heat come together after the NBA lockout, power forward Chris Bosh said Wednesday they still must come together as a team.
Reflecting on both the work stoppage and his team being stopped two victories shy of a championship by the Dallas Mavericks in last season’s NBA Finals, Bosh found himself in an introspective mode during an appearance on ESPN Radio’s "Mike & Mike in the Morning."
ESPN is reporting Chris Bosh will sign with the Miami Heat. (Toronto Sun files)
Chris Bosh will be joining Dwyane Wade as a member of the Miami Heat — as was widely expected.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard first reported the package deal and multiple sources with access to Wade quickly confirmed.
The Chris Bosh era in Toronto may be officially over.
ESPN’s NBA contributor Dan LeBatard reports that the Raptors are poised
to complete a sign-and-trade deal with Miami that would see Bosh go to
the Heat for power forward Michael Beasley, point guard Mario Chalmers
and forward Joel Anthony.
According to Lebatard’s Twitter message on Wednesday, Bosh and fellow
potential free agent Wade share the same agent so there’s no tampering
Chris Bosh isn’t waiting for some summit to determine his landing spot
next season. The soon-to-be Toronto Raptors free agent is determined to
chart his own course and forge his own identity apart from the
star-studded field of peers also entering the open market.
"I don’t want to be mentioned as an addition to a team," Bosh said prior
to the season. "I want to be mentioned as the guy that
people want to center their team around."
Just in case you missed when he was benched for a March 28 game against
the Heat and fined for his indifference, Hedo Turkoglu further fueled
the fire of his discontent with the Raptors during a television
interview in Turkey.
One translation of his recent interview put it thusly:
Chris Bosh has narrowed in on a list of five preferred NBA teams, and
his agent has relayed that list to the Toronto Raptors, according to a
report on ESPN.com.
The list of teams included the Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles
Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Sources said that list was given
to Toronto management in case the Raptors want to construct a
sign-and-trade deal if Bosh doesn’t re-sign with Toronto.
Sources close to the situation have said Chris Bosh will not be back in
Toronto, the decision has been made… He’ll shop a sign-and-trade.
Chris Bosh admires the Blazers for their ability to continue winning games despite injuries and adversity.
"They’ve had a lot of injuries, but they’ve weathered the storm," Bosh
said before Portland beat Toronto 109-98 Sunday night. "They find ways
to win. That’s what this league is all about."
Tracy McGrady took the first chance he got to leave Toronto and ended up playing for the Orlando Magic in his home state.
Chris Bosh will have a similar decision to make this summer, and
McGrady – who like Bosh began his career in Canada – can see the
All-Star forward skipping town.
JOHN JACKSON Sun-Times Columnist
ARLINGTON, Texas — Although the biggest names of the impending
free-agent class are LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the player involved
in the most speculation is Chris Bosh because it’s assumed he’ll leave
the Toronto Raptors at the end of the season.