Chris Bosh said he isn't going to sign an extension this summer because he wants to hit free agency next season.
"(When) I signed a three-year (extension in 2006)... I had a goal in
mind, and that was to put myself in the best position (in 2010) ... I'm
thinking I just want to stick to my goal, stick to what I was doing,"
"That's a part of the plan ... I just want to address things (after)
next season. There's a reason why I did things the way I did them back
So he says he's not signing an extension this summer, but I can't help but thinking this means "I'm not signing an extension with you", and that it's time to cue up the Chris Bosh to <insert team> rumors.
Obviously Bosh would be a great fit for the Bulls. If he signs off on a contract extension expirings picks, and Tyrus seems to be the offer the Bulls would try to sell the Raptors on. It seems likely another team could top the talent, but could they convince Bosh to sign off on an extension?
Miami will win any trade scenario if they're willing to give up Michael Beasley which could prove the largest stumbling block in a Bosh to the Bulls future. Finally, there is at least some debate as to whether Bosh is worthy of an uber-max contract. In this economy are teams going to be lining up to pay Bosh a deal that averages about 20 million for the next six years?
That's a heavy investment for a player whom few consider to be a tier one franchise player.