Today in the Boston Globe, Gary Washburn wrote
“There are rumors the Heat will be looking to deal Chris Bosh, and the Bobcats, who are under the salary cap and could accept Bosh’s near-maximum deal, could be a prime candidate. As much as Charlotte would love to build through the draft, team officials understand they have to start winning and need a player to be the face of the franchise. Bosh could serve that purpose . . .”
Here’s how the Bobcats think Bosh feels about moving to Charlotte.
Here’s how Chris Bosh actually feels about moving to Charlotte.
Chris Bosh, for all the crap that I give him (like the fact that he can’t rebound, make shots, or not look like an extinct dinosaur) is a Top 20-25 NBA player. Whenever I’m feeling particularly anti-Bosh, I force myself to watch the following video, which at least makes me feel a little better about Bosh getting a near-max deal.
Chris Bosh has one of the best (if not the best) mid-range shot in the game. He can run that pick-and-pop to perfection. Erik Spoelstra has said that Chris Bosh is the Heat’s most important player. Additionally, Spoelstra has said
“He makes it look easy and he makes it look quiet, and yet he’s so impactful in the game. He was big under the rim and not just his scoring, but the big plays defensively at the end.”
Maybe Spoelstra is saying other things to Chris Bosh right now like “Make open three pointers at the end of NBA Finals games” or “Can you please help us rebound the ball? Please?!?” but Spoelstra is right about the importance of Bosh’s ability to hit the mid-range jumper and the spacing it provides the Heat’s offense. The Heat aren’t going to trade away somebody with that level of ability.
Here’s another reason why Chris Bosh won’t/shouldn’t be traded.