I can't recall this issue being threaded up recently, if it has my bad, so I decided to do so.
I have been getting the sense over the past few weeks that alot of posters in various Raptor forums somehow believe that the Bosh TPE (14.5 million) is going to be BC's salvaging trade asset this off season, pre 2011 NBA trade deadline...netting the Raptor's a potential all star player in return like an Andre Iguodala from a team looking to dump salary before or at the NBA trading deadline. Not so fast.
Although Cleveland is currently the only team with a TPE as large as Toronto's (and would most likely be in direct competition with any deal that was offered to BC) it seems at this point and time that the NBA is saturated with TPE's as many other teams have various dollar amount of TPE's available ie Utah/New Orleans both have 6 million TPE's to use in potential future player transactions.
I don't how much of a true asset that the Bosh TPE will be in shaping the Rap's future because if it's not used by next July 11 it just fades away into thin air. Whatever the Bosh TPE eventually brings TO or doesn't bring TO in terms of talent- I'm not expecting anything major coming from it- time will tell.
Here's a link to all the NBA teams with their TPE's and expiration dates:
Player's potentially available with the Rap's TPE:
**Traded Player Exception: It can only be used to acquire existing contracts from other teams- in other words, to consummate a trade. A traded player exception (TPE) can also be used in parts, rather than as one whole amount. This therefore gives a team enormous flexibility on the trade market.