Chris Bosh’s value in a potential sign-and-trade scenario has been decreased, his status among the game’s elite now in question.
The question that can’t be solved now and won’t be answered anytime soon is what can the Raptors possibly get in return if the face of the franchise decides to leave, which is getting closer and closer to being a done deal, as if it wasn’t obvious before to those who have an up-close look at the team.
When the league announced its three all-NBA teams on Thursday, Bosh’s name wasn’t on the list.
A five-time all-star, Bosh was playing at high level prior to this year’s all-star break, posting numbers that ranked Bosh among the game’s very best power forwards.
An ankle injury severely hampered Bosh in the post all-star break.
When he finally recovered, Bosh had a monster week late in the season, earning honours as the Eastern Conference player of the week.
As fate would have it, the recognition arrived days before his season-ending facial fracture in Cleveland.
It certainly would have helped the Raptors’ cause had Bosh been among the game’s top 15 players, a process conducted by members of the media.
It would have helped the Raptors’ chances of acquiring assets had Bosh been able to play down the stretch and had he been able to lift the team into the post-season.