View Poll Results: Do you truely feel that Bosh will be in a Raptors uniform next season?
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Fri Jan 8th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Didn't all these same publications say the exact same thing about Vince before he re-upped? I'm not too worried. The team is playing really well right now, continuing to gel, and he and Bargnani look like they can do some damage for the team for a long time to come. F all these Americans and what they say. BOSH WILL STAY!
Fri Jan 8th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Would be pretty interesting to see. I think Darryl Morey is the best GM in the league, and find it intriguing that he values Bosh so highly.
Fri Jan 8th, 2010, 10:49 PM
They were saying what we all thought was junk they summer of his trade demand. It turned out to be true and it shattered many a Raptors fan, including myself. I scoffed at the idea of Vince Carter demanding a trade but boy was I wrong.
Sat Jan 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM
if bosh leaves it will be a sign and trade ... but i really think he will stay .. but what the hell do i know
Sat Jan 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Even if its a S&T we need to realize that the Raptors will not get equal value for him. It will most likely be for spare parts and picks. The reason I say this with confidence is because I have history on my side and also logic. No team is going to make a move for Bosh if it means they have to gut their team to do so, it wouldn't make sense. Any team that wants Bosh will be looking to pair him with their star. So if he goes to Houston, Ming and probably Ariza are off the table. If its Dallas then no dice when it comes to Dirk, etc.
Sat Jan 9th, 2010, 06:58 AM
So I guess it becomes obvious if you watch some Raptors games and look at some +/-. David Anderson and Carl Landry are basically poor versions of Bargs/Bosh, respectively, and this is a key ingredient of some of their best lineups. I guess the idea that even w/o Yao at 100%, you can plug in Bosh and probably field a 55+ win team. If Yao does come back at 80% and they also acquire Bosh I suspect that they are a 65+ win team.
As you recall, Yao is dominant defensively, requires a double team in the low block, and is automatic from within 15 feet.
Kind of interesting. Battier has slowed down quite a bit, but Battier/Ariza will still be enough to bother Kobe/Bron/Wade/Melo types into inefficient nights, so a Rockets team with 80% Yao/Bosh/Ariza/Battier will probably be top 4 in the league, minimum.
If I had to guess, I suspect the Rockets would give up anything on their roster (aside from Yao) and multiple draft picks in order to grab Bosh. But like I said elsewhere, very