Jun 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh answers questions during a press conference after the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Heat beat the Spurs 98-96. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chris Bosh Moving slowly while waiting on LeBron


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Like the rest of us onlookers, Chris Bosh will continue to wait on LeBron James’ decision — or even a courtesy phone call.

But while Bosh waits, and with his desire to continue to play with LeBron James in Miami very real, his agent is doing his due diligence to make sure his client has an option to fall back on incase LeBron bolts elsewhere. And the Houston Rockets are lurking.

Last night, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith predicted on SportsCenter that if Chris Bosh elects to sign with Houston — presumably before LeBron James makes up his mind — then that would open the door for a potential Carmelo Anthony move to Miami.

As unlikely as that may seem, all possibilities should be covered. After all, we’ve seen stranger things — like in 2010. Even though it feels as if nothing has happened on the LeBron, Bosh and Wade front, it can all change on Bosh’s decision.

The question he has to ask himself is: how long does, or can, he wait?

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  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    I think people underestimate just how much leverage Bosh has. There is a VERY strong argument to be made that Bosh is the most valuable 5 left on the market as well as the most valuable 4 ahead of Love.

    Bosh is the best player left as well as the most versatile player left aside from the two obvious guys. He can command a max contract and choose between several landing spots. Any team with a legit center should be tripping over themselves to add Bosh.

    • Michael Saenz

      I think Bosh fits perfectly in Houston. Would propel them to top-2 team in conference, possibly in the NBA, regardless of what LeBron does.

      • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

        He’s def a perfect fit. They should pursue him ahead of Anthony. He’s a MUCH better defender and gives them flexibility that Anthony doesn’t.

        I think you underestimate the value of system and team chemistry though. I’m not convinced that Houston’s problem was ever talent. Harden SHOULD be the best SG in the NBA. Howard SHOULD be the best C in the NBA. Beverly is a ridiculously good defender. Parson’s is a borderline all star type talent. You even had an elite defensive center coming in as the backup to your elite defensive center.

        That team should NOT have lost to Houston based on talent and how the skills fit together in theory.

  • shelia

    Bosh take the deal Houston has offered you, because I do not think Miami will give you that much,and why is
    he waiting on Lebron ,stand on your own,and stop holding on to Lebron’s coattail.