San Antonio Best Place For Bosh?
Dime Magazine’s Rey Jefferson no relation to Richard Jefferson I suppose, wrote up a pretty interesting article on Chris Bosh and the likelihood that San Antonio could be the best place for him to come to.
With Richard Jefferson opting out of his contract, that gives the Spurs some wiggle room, salary wise. He wonders if the Spurs can become players in the free agent frenzy.
Continuing on and reading what Mr. Jefferson had a trade laid out that could possibly make it work for Bosh to come into San Antonio.
It in his eyes would involve six players and that of one player that is no stranger to the ‘trade’ rumors Tony Parker. Also, one player that is starting to become a fan favorite DeJuan Blair.
After the jump the scenerio and why he thinks the teams involved would go for it.
Here it is below to spark up some conversation.
* SPURS get: Chris Bosh, Reggie Evans, Marco Belinelli
* RAPTORS get: Tony Parker, Antonio McDyess, DeJuan Blair
In a sign-and-trade scenario, the money works out. Now why would the Spurs make this trade?
Bosh and Tim Duncan can be the next set of Twin Towers, as Duncan (who is nearing the end of the line) can play the mentor role David Robinson played for him years ago. With Bosh taking some of the load off TD’s shoulders, he can prolong Duncan’s career a couple more years, after which Bosh would takeover as The Man when Duncan retires and passes him the torch. Plus Bosh can play in his native Texas, one of his desired destinations.
It’s no secret the Spurs are really high on George Hill at point guard, and with Parker’s contract expiring in 2011, he’s been mentioned in trade rumors already. Evans is another body to bang in the paint for San Antonio, and Belinelli provides outside shooting should he get decent minutes.
Why would the Raptors make this trade?
For starters, Parker is better than whoever you think is Toronto’s best player is right now (since Bosh is almost 100% leaving). He’s an immediate upgrade over defensively-challenged PG Jose Calderon, and with his expiring deal the Raptors can either keep Parker and use Calderon as trade bait, trade Parker before the deadline to bring in some young talent to rebuild their team, or let his salary come off the books next summer to use in free agency.
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