Chris Bosh reportedly offered a max deal by the Houston Rockets

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing LeBron James and a lot of that has to do (obviously) with what is happening in Miami. Well, try and figure out how the chess pieces move with this bit of information. Chris Bosh was supposedly willing to take less money in Miami, but now he’ll have to do it in the face of a rich offer from the Houston Rockets.

I don’t know exactly what this would do to the situation. On the surface it weakens the Heat if Bosh leaves for Houston. At the same time, my paranoia is starting to set in and I wonder if maybe the Heat wouldn’t prefer one of the “big three” bolts so they can rebuild the roster with one less giant contract in favor of a couple smaller ones. Or, maybe LeBron wanted to play with Wade and Carmelo Anthony in Miami and Bosh leaving is a gift?

Again, this is just my paranoia. I’m really not sweating this. It’s fun.

Are you having fun yet? Are you tortured?

  • Pat Leonard

    This would be great for the Cavs if it happens. There’s a contingent of people saying this would somehow help the Heat sign LeBron because it frees up money? It frees up money to get lesser basketball players. Would you like to team up with Bosh, or some combination similar to McBob and Ariza while old-and-busted Wade takes up a huge portion of the cap? Melo isn’t considering Miami… his wife would probably murder him if he doesn’t stay in NY or go to LA. That’s it guys… maybe Pau? Not many options for the Heat here. Cavs have the most flexibility to change their roster.


    In Bosh’s best interest, he should go to Houston. He fits perfectly with that team, plus he is from the area.

  • cmm13


    New Flash; even with every last dollar of salary cap money available there just aren’t enough quality free agents available to rebuild that team from scratch.

  • Hopwin

    If a player opts-out they have no contract right? So Miami could not extend offers to Wade and/or Bosh and instead grab Kevin Love and/or Carmelo with all the $$$ they’ve got on hand now?

  • Natedawg86

    Doing a cost of living calc, he would need to make 104M in Mia to compare to 95 in Houston for quality of life

  • Natedawg86

    Correct, I believe…but as others were saying before, there has to be some sort of agreement on the table. No way would wade opt out of 2 yr 40 M without something in place. He would be lucky to get 40 mil in 4 years in other places.

  • Hopwin

    So either there is a side-deal going on, or at the very least a lot of talent still to be had for the right price?

  • cmm13

    MIA has nothing to trade to Minnesota for Love.

  • Harv 21

    Even though today I believe chances less than 50/50 LeBron returns here, Bosh going max in Houston has to be the “timber” call from the Miami forest. If LeBron wants help to get rings, and this removes his best help there. Can’t believe even Riley swinging his shiniest pocket watch can convince LeBron that losing a 9 time all star still playing great is a path to roster resurrection.

  • Hopwin

    So Love is an RFA?

  • Pat Leonard

    He’s not even that… he’s a full-fledged member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • eldaveablo

    Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger say otherwise! (yes, that was sarcasm)

  • Sure, $96 million sounds like a lot of money. But really, isn’t the chance to own the last living dinosaur worth it?


  • Harv 21

    excellent work, B