Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: "Pros" and "cons" in re-signing Bosh - UPDATE: Walsh doesn't think CB4 is a max guy

  1. #1
    Administrator Dr. James Naismith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Almonte
    Posts
    4,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default "Pros" and "cons" in re-signing Bosh - UPDATE: Walsh doesn't think CB4 is a max guy

    Seeing how a max contract would likely pay Bosh in upwards of $21 million dollars per season, perhaps we should start a list of "pros" and "cons" in re-signing Bosh this summer.

    I mean, perhaps we seriously should explore more feasible options for this team come this summer. Do we really want a maximum contract player on a sub-par basketball team?

  2. #2
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,367
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Then no one is talking about the post-CBA negotiation implications of a $21M/yr contract on a potentially reduced hard cap.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    574
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    There is talk the contract will be grandfathered in and whatever number the new max salary ends up being will be what Bosh's salary acts as. So making 21 million, only counting as 18. Mhen.

    I like this pro's, con's idea.

    Pro's- has the best inside-outside game of anyone in the NBA, can take it inside and finish and 1 or hit the mid range jumper when the defender sags off him, good rebounder, good free throw shooter, not afraid to hit the big shot in close games and has a pretty impressive highlight reel of game winners, seems to believe in winning over putting up stats, just coming into his prime and improves his game every year.

    con's- injury prone, not a great leader, an average at best defender, not a good passer for a big man, bad at passing out of the double team, can't carry a team on his back like his salary will suggest, tends to drift through games shooting 18 footers and likely to do so after he signs his extension, doesn't block or alter shots around the basket, doesn't make his teammates better, hasn't elevated his game in either trip to the post season, hard to build around, second banana masquerading as a first banana, seems to blame others rather than stepping up and taking responsibility for the teams inadequacies, is the Rupaul of big man

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,830
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Pros
    - 20/10/2
    - 50% FG
    - 80% FT (good for a big man who gets fouled a lot)

    Cons
    - .2 blks (sad for 6'10" guy)
    - PF who scores off the dribble outside 15 feet (less offensive rebounds/putbacks, no ball rotation)
    - not a vocal leader, more of a criticizer
    - not a closer
    - too soft on defense, doesnt box out

  5. #5
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,367
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Bosh, like his predecessor, is settling for jump shots 60% of the time when he can beat 90% of the guys guarding him off the dribble. Not sure why he's totally falling in love with the j, maybe because its easier but it needs to stop. He needs to move in closer and reserve the jumper for when things are tight in the middle. There are many times when I stop and wonder why he's settling. He can hit the jumper with consistency, fair enough, but he's not creating as many problems or working the opposing D by doing that. No one is racking up fouls when he's stopping, faking and popping. They can let him shoot that all night, they know they can take it back the other way and score on him and company with ease.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Pros -- All-NBA player
    Cons -- None

  7. #7
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,367
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Donny Walsh doesn't think Bosh is a max money guy

    For similar reasons, Walsh will have to decide whether Chris Bosh is worthy of a max deal if he strikes out on LeBron. Sources familiar with Walsh’s thinking are convinced that he does not regard Bosh as being on the same level as James and Wade, who will be the only two clear-cut max players on the market. “That’s the fallacy with the max,” one prominent agent said. “It allows you to buy Chris Bosh for the same price as LeBron James.” In fact, another person familiar with Walsh’s strategy said if it came down to deciding whether to keep David Lee or sign Bosh to a max deal, Walsh would choose Lee. “There are questions about whether Bosh is the kind of player who can carry a team by himself,” the person said. “He certainly hasn’t done it in Toronto.”
    CBS Sports