I'm not saying I want him or not, but you guys do realize that he's basically a 22+ppg 9rbpg player right? His game has went down since going to Miami because of Wade/Lebron. This draft is also terrible, so we really wouldn't be losing much. Guy from YahooSports was on 610 this morning saying we should definitely do it because the draft is so bad. I know some of you are worried about cap, but why? We are most likely not going to bring someone in anyway. We have to spend more money to even hit the minimum I believe. If we need more cap, we can amnesty Tyrus. If we're rebuilding, the contracts will be cheap anyway. Moneywise, I think we're probably OK and it's possible we get a different contract in a sign and trade, I'm not sure.
Holding out for some player next year is silly, I don't understand how people haven't learned how the NBA draft works. The worst team hasn't got the #1 pick in years, maybe even a DECADE. This isn't the NFL. You can't bank on the draft. Personally, I'd take making the playoffs at all for multiple years in a row. It would build up our fanbase and we always have a shot. The one year we DID make the playoffs, the hype in the city was at an all-time high, and not because anyone thought we could make a run, but because we MADE it there. The Panthers would have a better fanbase if we ever made playoffs back-to-back years. So if you gave me the choice of making the playoffs each year, even a low seed, versus sitting around on our hands with a terrible team hoping a "once-in-a-decade" player is in the draft AND we have a good pick, I'll take the playoffs each time. Not to mention, if we start winning and become a bit more respectable, we'll bring in people easier.
Bosh DOES look rediculous, and I think he is soft a lot of times, but it's hard to pass up 22ppg and 9rbr PF/C that can shoot the occasional 3-ball when this team desperately needs someone to score. He would automatically become the best Bobcat player ever. And if some amazing miracle happened and we get someone to play down low with him that isn't terrible, we may have a fun team to watch. Bosh is 29, I think he has at least 4 years left in him, maybe even more to contribute.
I'm mixed, I just don't think we can completely blow off the idea. And then again, I'm still not sure this really has much merrit anyway.
It's a terrible idea as proposed.
1st- We lose the #4 pick inthis years draft.
#2- We get better next year and not only miss our chance at Wiggins, Parker, etc... we may lose the pick altogether because we owe Chicago our 1st round if it's not in the top 10.
#3 - Bosh can opt out of his contract after next season.
So- there is a very good chance they we give away 2 years worth of top 5 picks for 1 year of Chris Bosh.
Not worth the risk..
footnote- I wouldn't do the trade even if Bosh agreed to stay all 3 years... I'd rather have 2 top 5 picks and plent of cap space and flexibility than have Chris Bosh plus our current team fighting for the #7 or #8 seed in the east.
We didn't tear apart a mediocre to bad playoff team and become the worst team in the history of the NBA just to rebuild into a mediocre to bad playoff team again..
Our current core + #4 pick this season + top 10 pick next season+ cap space is way better than
Our current core + Chris Bosh+ no cap space