5 Reasons Why Chris Bosh Shouldn't Sign With Houston Rockets

5 Reasons Why Chris Bosh Shouldn't Sign With Houston Rockets

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This free agency period has several big names up for grabs, and the only question is where they will land. Among the headlines are the Miami Heat 'Big Three' who may decide to test the market. Chris Bosh has many options to consider, from the Dallas Mavericks to the Phoenix Suns. However, the one team the lengthy forward should think twice about is the Houston Rockets.

5. Dwight Howard and James Harden Both Seek The Rock

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5. Dwight Howard and James Harden Both Seek The Rock

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Last season, Howard and Harden combined for 43.7 PPG. When Howard has the ball in his hands, he takes it to the rim; and when Harden has it, he usually nails a three. While Chris Bosh is used to spreading the rock around, he would likely see a decrease in offensive production, especially with Howard grabbing boards. However, Bosh's defensive presence is still of high value.

4. Bosh Needs To Be The Main Man

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4. Bosh Needs To Be The Main Man

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Chris Bosh plays to his full offensive ability when he is the go-to guy. In Toronto, Bosh consistently averaged in the low 20', but with Miami he saw a decrease to around 17 PPG. If Bosh goes to Phoenix or Dallas, he will be key part of their offense.

3. Jeremy Lin Would Likely Be On The Way Out

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3. Jeremy Lin Would Likely Be On The Way Out

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The Houston Rockets showed their interest in Bosh when they offered him a maximum contract. If Bosh accepts the deal, the Rockets would have to make some room for him and the likely odd man out is Jeremy Lin. Bosh needs teammates who can dish the ball to him in the post or feed it to him on the perimeter. Even if they brought in a decent point guard, the Rockets will not have the same passing ability as Miami.

2. Bosh Will Have Many Deals To Consider

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2. Bosh Will Have Many Deals To Consider

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Although the Rockets offered Bosh a maximum contract, he may have better options to mull over. Where Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James end up will dictate which teams go after Bosh. This free agency period may shake up the league, possibly making Dallas and Phoenix very favorable destinations. And you can't forget the Heat just snagged Shabazz Napier at the draft, who could work well with the 'Big Three' if they choose to stay.

1. LeBron Stays, Bosh Stays

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1. LeBron Stays, Bosh Stays

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One league source stated that Bosh will be back 'in a second' if LeBron James returns to Miami. It is no surprise that Bosh wants to stay alongside the best player in the world considering they nearly secured three NBA championships in a row. Bosh may have to take a pay cut if he decides to stay in Miami, but if he does, LeBron will likely be there too.