And while he offered no certainties on Thursday, Bosh did lay out some general parameters.
Would he have to be a No. 1 option? Not necessarily. To re-sign here, would there need to be roster changes? “I think there has to be changes,” he said, “only because we didn’t make the playoffs. It’s not like we’re building off success.”
How about an all-star-calibre perimeter player who can create, unlike the mediocre parade of Mike James, Morris Peterson, Jalen Rose, T.J. Ford, Jose Calderon, Anthony Parker, Jarrett Jack and DeMar DeRozan that has rolled through here over the past five years?
“You’re going to have to have someone who can really create their own,” Bosh said. “Like you said, be an all-star. When you look at every good team, that’s what they have.”
Well, what about an organization willing to spend into the NBA’s punitive luxury tax, where every dollar spent costs you three?
“You have to,” said Bosh. “That’s something that I only really started thinking about this year. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve looked at other teams and their success and how they do their business. And you have to.”
BRUCE ARTHUR, NATIONAL POST APRIL 15, 2010