One moment he is in the midst of competing for a back-to-back NBA Championship, the next he is in talks of being dealt to one of the biggest laughing stocks in all of sports – the Charlotte Bobcats. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is the name that was dropped today via the Boston Globe to be linked in trade talks between Charlotte and Miami.
The Bobcats own the number four overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but like several teams in the top 10, are rumored to be shopping their pick around the league in effort to get immediate help rather than wait on a rookie to develop from a mediocre draft.
Charlotte has a multitude of cap room that they can work with this offseason in attempt to lure in big name free agents. While many believe that probably won’t happen, the team can at least try and trade for expensive veteran players via their draft picks.
Bosh would not likely appreciate the change of scenery. Going from a team including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, two of the top players in the league, to a team that finished 40 games under .500 wouldn’t likely excite many players around the NBA.
For Miami, it might make sense. Getting rid of a guy who has been overly criticized for the lack of production throughout the playoffs – both scoring and rebounding – for the likes of a young prospect such as Cody Zeller or Anthony Bennett could work out to their advantage in the future.
The draft is set to take place in less than three weeks on June 27th and there are still many potential moves to be made. This could go down as one of the more notable trades if it occurs – but that’s just it. It looks unlikely at the moment, but don’t count it out. Come the 2013-2014 season we could all be poking fun at Bosh for very different reasons than he is used to.