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    Default Bosh Refusing to Talk to the Raptors?

    All hearsay obviously, but if there is an ounce of truth to it, then how does this bode well for us when it comes to a "sign & trade"? I know everyone's saying he won't turn down the option of making max money, but what if he does turn it down and sign outright with someone else? That would mean we'd have about $6.5 to $7 million in cap space this summer. Hardly enough to entice a decent free agent.

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    Chris Bosh – The only player currently in this group, Bosh is the most likely of the marquee free agents to change jerseys. Those close to Bosh say that the power forward has played his last game with the Toronto Raptors and that he doesn't plan to listen to the team's pitch heading into free agency. Sources say he hasn't been in contact with the team in quite some time, refusing to return calls and make any contact. While Bosh isn't saying much to reporters, he isn't hiding the fact that he is done with the Raptors from those close to him and at this point, the question isn't whether he leaves but rather where does he land next? Nearly every team with a max contract to offer will be in pursuit of Bosh so it's hard to narrow down the potential destinations at this point.
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    it's better than getting someone hwo will just take up minutes from other players and aren't worth it like beasley. he'll just take away minutes from davis, amir, etc.
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    it's better than getting someone hwo will just take up minutes from other players and aren't worth it like beasley. he'll just take away minutes from davis, amir, etc.
    I know. Acquiring Beasley is my only concern this summer. We dealt with attitude last season with Hedo, we don't need it again with someone like Beasley who has a reputation of a poor work ethic too.

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    They may view him as a trading asset down the line. As in bring him in, let him pad the stats on a lotto team and then ship him out at a much higher price.

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    Sign and trade is a 2 way street, if he show BC respect by working with him to get Raptors something of value, then we will in turn work with him to get him that extra $30 mil that only we can give him, Its simple as that.

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    Please please please please do not sign CB back. If his other options don't pan out you know he will consider us a "fallback" and just take the paycheck. We need this guy outta here.

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    As far as him not returning calls, I doubt that means anything in regards to the Raptors being able to get a S &T done. He knows nothing can happen until the 1st at the earliest. The Raptors know he's going to weigh his options so there's no real need to speak at all.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    All hearsay obviously, but if there is an ounce of truth to it, then how does this bode well for us when it comes to a "sign & trade"? I know everyone's saying he won't turn down the option of making max money, but what if he does turn it down and sign outright with someone else? That would mean we'd have about $6.5 to $7 million in cap space this summer. Hardly enough to entice a decent free agent.



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    Look at it another way:

    Once Bosh confirms for the Raptors that he's not coming back, but that he'll cooperate on a sign-and-trade to get a max deal, what is there left to say until he decides where he wants to play?

    Until he picks a team to play for, all the Raps can do is wait... just like the rest of us.

    Yeah, I know. I'm just a giddy optimist, eh?

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    I know. Acquiring Beasley is my only concern this summer. We dealt with attitude last season with Hedo, we don't need it again with someone like Beasley who has a reputation of a poor work ethic too.
    i'm not worried about beasley so much as a player because he's decent but if he's going to be a bitch like hedo if no one wants him now and we acquire him good luck moving him we'd haveb to buy him out if he accepted that.
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    I used to think there was no way he would ever turn down that extra year and accompanying 30 million for the super max, but it is looking more and more like Bosh and Bron might just walk to either Chicago, New York or Miami.

    The fact that people still think he might come back is pretty insane, getting back anything at this point has to be considered a viable alternative. Bron seems to be the one making the decisions for everybody and if he tells Bosh to abandon the S&T I gotta believe Bosh will obediently tow the line. Having said that, of all the stars who might leave Bosh's departure has been accepted for the longest time and thus there would be the least animosity between the breakup of star and organization.

    I personally have no anger towards Bosh, I think he handled this situation poorly, but the next 72 hours will dictate his raptor legacy as villian or super villian.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Please please please please do not sign CB back. If his other options don't pan out you know he will consider us a "fallback" and just take the paycheck. We need this guy outta here.
    Yes, what do the Raptors need with the best player in the history of the franchise and one of the hardest working players on the team?

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    Best player in the history of the franchise.
    He sure has done a great job getting us to the promised land err wait umm...
    Well, at least he hasn't been shy about NOT wanting to stay here in the media.
    That's my kinda 'best' player.

    More like 'longest tenured, overpaid, #1 choice on offense/stat padding, lax defense having celeb wannabe".

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    One of the worst parts about this whole Bosh thing is that Toronto's image is taking a beating. Every article (sourced or not) basically has a line in there saying what a crappy situation the Raptors really are, failing to realize that Chris Bosh was the focal point for the last four years of that crappy situation.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Best player in the history of the franchise.
    He sure has done a great job getting us to the promised land err wait umm...
    Well, at least he hasn't been shy about NOT wanting to stay here in the media.
    That's my kinda 'best' player.

    More like 'longest tenured, overpaid, #1 choice on offense/stat padding, lax defense having celeb wannabe".
    This is where Tim will start bashing BC for not doing enough...blah blah.

    And Chris Bosh is a distant second to the best player ever for the Raptors.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Yes, what do the Raptors need with the best player in the history of the franchise and one of the hardest working players on the team?
    I don't know Bosh might tend to be a bit of an endothermic personality.
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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    One of the worst parts about this whole Bosh thing is that Toronto's image is taking a beating. Every article (sourced or not) basically has a line in there saying what a crappy situation the Raptors really are, failing to realize that Chris Bosh was the focal point for the last four years of that crappy situation.
    That just builds on all those G20 thugs that the Mayor let into the city. Bad news bears all the way around.
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    Hate to say it, but Vince was #1, as much as i hate him

    Bargnani will go down as the best though, just watch.

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    I used to think there was no way he would ever turn down that extra year and accompanying 30 million for the super max, but it is looking more and more like Bosh and Bron might just walk to either Chicago, New York or Miami.

    The fact that people still think he might come back is pretty insane, getting back anything at this point has to be considered a viable alternative. Bron seems to be the one making the decisions for everybody and if he tells Bosh to abandon the S&T I gotta believe Bosh will obediently tow the line. Having said that, of all the stars who might leave Bosh's departure has been accepted for the longest time and thus there would be the least animosity between the breakup of star and organization.

    I personally have no anger towards Bosh, I think he handled this situation poorly, but the next 72 hours will dictate his raptor legacy as villian or super villian.
    Not quite. What teams can sign two FAs to max contracts without resorting to S&Ts? If Bosh wants to follow LeBron or Wade, the team is obviously going to sign one of those two first before worrying about Bosh. So if Bosh still wants the max, he may have to work with the Raps to engineer a S&T.

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