Will the Raptors trade Bosh?
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. Deal Bosh during the season and general manager Bryan Colangelo would always be known as the guy who traded away a possible Hall of Famer. But if Bosh leaves in the summer as a Longtime veteran Juwan Howard is a solid post player for the injury- riddled Trail Blazers. (Issac Baldizon, Getty Images)
free agent, Bosh is the one who looks like he turned his back on a franchise (and, though not completely fair, a nation).
The Nuggets tried to deal for seldom-used Chicago center Aaron Gray, but the deal fell through. Gray is averaging 2.3 points per game and makes around $1 million, but with Karl’s tight eight-man rotation, he likely would have ended up next to Malik Allen and Johan Petro on the bench.
They said it.
After Golden State’s Monta Ellis played three straight "complete games," Denver’s J.R. Smith said: "I’m frustrated about minutes, I always want to play, and he’s probably telling somebody, ‘I can’t wait to get a break!’ "