Another interesting tidbit from Heat columnist Ira Winderman:
That would blow for us, but I can't see Bosh taking anything less than the max especially when players like Amar'e and Joe Johnson just signed maximum deals.Contrary to broadcast reports, the Raptors have not summarily dismissed overtures from the Heat. Toronto has at least seven sign-and-trade offers from various suitors. While one of them is from James' Cavaliers, Cleveland is not necessarily a prime landing spot on Bosh's wish list.
There also was word late Tuesday night that Bosh just might prove amenable to a straight five-year, $96 million signing with the Heat.
In South Florida, A Bosh-Wade pairing would leave the Heat in excess of an additional $10 million in salary-cap space, unless Toronto also requires the Heat to take back additional salary in such a trade.
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Maybe Wade and LeBron finally convinced Bosh to take the hit for the opportunity to put the three of them on one team?
from what Bosh has shown the past couple of weeks, i think he is waaaaay more interested in going to a different team and getting his money rather than looking back at the Raps to see what he can do for them. Everybody's been saying "its business", so i dont think Bosh is concerned with whats going to happen to the Raps when he leaves. The only thing thats still tying the two together is the 30mil, 6th year option that Bosh wants. Its not about him saying to the Raps "ill do a s&T so that youll be covered when i leave" but its more like "lets do a sign and trade so i can get my money". i mean common, if Bosh really wanted to do the Raps a favor, he wouldve taken his max money and signed with a team that can give pieces that would improve the Raps. But that aint gonna happen.
Canít say I know about the rest of the Heat roster and how the details of this trade and the rest of the off-season will work out, but ... Wade and Bosh together are likely to be a real force to be reckoned with, for years to come. From a basketball standpoint, Iíll be more than a little interested to see just how good they play together, game-in and game-out. Of course, if things go as Iíd like them to, the Raptors will get good enough to help create a real rivalry ... whichíll make it extra fun when we kick their asses. But Bosh and Wade will be great together, for sure. Bring on October ... and Go Raps.
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Just found this on some other site...it's a twitter feed (gross), but it's strange. Also, i have zero context for it (and I'm all about interpreting things with no context. It's what today's best journalists are all about!) Just felt like adding something to all the nonsense, rumour and innuendo. Seems like that's what all the cool kids do.
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Also, I think this is my 100th post. I feel i've reached some kind of lame milestone.
Yeah I saw that, I don't know if Reggie is apologizing that we're losing CB, or maybe he's getting included in the S & T. Who knows right now.
And grats on post #100.... I think.
I think Riley is using the media (with Henry Thomas) to get what they both want: max deal for Bosh (of the S&T variety - 6 years), but on terms Miami can live with.
All likely part of the game to try to panic sell Toronto into taking Beasley. If it involved only one of Beasley or Chalmers PLUS picks (and a TPE) it would be a decent deal for Toronto. Beasley only has one year on his deal (plus a TEAM option the following). The pick(s) and TPE would be valuable.
You also have to think that Miami wants to free up a bit more salary this year in a S&T to be able to add more pieces...I just can't imagine Bosh signing outright (he may have put that out there to pressure BC to accept the Miami deal).
With Wade and Bosh to verbally commit to the Heat today, how good will the duo be in the upcoming season?
My comment was referring specifically to convincing Bosh to sign outright (without s&t). The NBA is about relationships as much as anything and Riley/Ariston are as powerful as they come in an organization like the NBA...translation...if Thomas makes this happen it is better in his long term business interests and other clients current & long term.
There is also a power play happening here where the Raptors rightly were trying to influence where Bosh should go so we could maximize the return on a s&t. Thomas/Bosh may have got uptight about this.
I do hope though that yesterday's inadvertent tweet works out in terms of return.
Last edited by Bendit; Wed Jul 7th, 2010 at 09:52 AM.
Bosh is such a fucking scum bag. Simple as that.
You can't deny that Wade and Bosh are going to be an absolutely sick, sick combo. Anybody who says that they aren't is just saturated with the shitty flavour Bosh has left in our mouths these last few weeks, which is understandable. Lets face it, Bosh isn't a leader. Now that he's with Wade, he can go in, produce, and not worry about being criticized by one of the fiersest fan bases in the L (God bless us.) However, he has to step it up big time in Miami. He's going to have allot less support surrounding him on the court, which will mean more pressure. Its a sketchy situation putting all your money into Wade and Bosh in my eyes. If Wade goes down, the Heat are screwed.
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