Category Archives: Chris Bosh Rumors
There is one person pretty sure Chris Bosh won’t be playing for any
team other than the Toronto Raptors after the Feb. 18 NBA trade
deadline: Chris Bosh.
It was three weeks before Christmas, but there was a perception among
NBA general managers that Bryan Colangelo, the Raptors GM, was holding
a perpetual Boxing Day sale.
Colangelo’s squad was struggling, playing .350 ball after 20 games. His
all-star forward, Chris Bosh, a soon-to-be free agent of undecided
allegiance, was fresh from slouching through a 31-point loss in Atlanta
and proclaiming: "We’re just not a good team." And callers to
Colangelo’s phone were mostly of one description: Bargain hunters
looking to cart off Bosh at a discount.
Though the Heat will consider making a trade offer for Amare Stoudemire, we hear that Miami considers another impending free agent, Chris Bosh, to be the better defensive option, which is important to the Heat. A friend of Stoudemire said he has a residence here and would consider Miami this summer if Phoenix doesn’t keep him.
– Pacers power forward Troy Murphy is on the Cavs’ radar. The Pacers
are rebuilding and might be open to trading Murphy. But they might be
reluctant to trade him for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. But things could chance
by the Feb. 18 deadline.
Benjamin Hochman – The Denver Post
The more people I speak to throughout the NBA, the more it sounds like
Toronto won’t trade Bosh by the Feb. 18 deadline — a move that could
shake up the Western Conference race, if Bosh headed west. The fact is,
the Raptors are playing better basketball lately and could nab the
conference’s fifth spot in the playoffs
While some Thunder heads have free-agent-to-be Chris Bosh on their wish
lists this summer, Art Garcia, writing on NBA.com, says why wait? Bosh,
Garcia reasons, could be dealt to the Thunder before the Feb. 18
If the Raptors felt compelled to move Bosh, and there are plenty of
rumors out there to support such a notion, Oklahoma City general
manager Sam Presti could make a serious play for the lefty power
forward. Not only is OKC comfortably under the salary cap, but the
franchise has another two first-round draft choices this June and nice
pieces to export across the border.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence that four free agents from the class
of 2010 were given the same locker in the visiting dressing room. But
it is no secret that if the Knicks can’t land LeBron James this summer,
they wouldn’t mind seeing Wade, Stoudemire, Johnson or Bosh suiting up
down the hall next season.
Chris Bosh said not to read anything into his uncontrollable laughter
on a Ustream video when a caller asked about signing with the Knicks.
But he hardly sounded convincing that he considers New York a viable
"If I said something, you can read something into it," Bosh said before
scoring 18 points last night in the Raptors’ 112-104 victory over the
Knicks. "People ask me all the time, every city I go to, in the
streets, people have their video phones. That’s all I can do without
trying offend anybody is laugh."
If the Knicks can beat Chris Bosh tonight at the Garden, maybe he will want to join them.
If they say please, or pretty please. Team president Donnie Walsh is
serious about attaching the Knicks to a star, even if, in a UStream
video last summer, Bosh found a recruiting plea from a Knicks fan to
whom he was awarding a contest prize of autographed sneakers to be
The NBA’s mid-season is on the horizon, but the silly season finds itself in full bloom.
In the world of back-door cuts and cross-over dribbles, the silly
season is often referred to as the days and weeks leading up to the
league’s annual trade deadline, a time of unfiltered talk and
unsubstantiated rumours that somehow morph into legitimacy.