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Bosh sign-and-trade done

Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:52 pm
 

The Raptors and Heat have agreed to the framework of a sign-and-trade arrangement that will complete Chris Bosh's departure for Miami to join Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to CBSSports.com Friday.

"It's pretty much done," the person said.

Toronto will get multiple draft picks, including a 2011 first-round pick that was previously traded to the Heat, and a trade exception -- but no players. Bosh, who along with Wade committed to joining the Heat on Wednesday, will get a six-year deal as opposed to the five-year contract he would have been eligible for through a straight signing.

Agent Henry Thomas, who represents both Wade and Bosh, said there has been steady progress in contract talks with Miami for both players.

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 9:31 pm
 

Bosh sign-and-trade done

The city has little to do with why players don't want to play here. Athletes are competitive. Most of these guys have been on winning teams all their lives until they hit the pros. Sure they go where the money is when they can get it, but they all want to win. And Toronto does not, nor has ever had the talent necessary to win. All you need to do is look at the Blue Jays in the early 90s. Toronto was able to attract the star players. The Blue Jays had the highest payroll when they won the World Series. Paul Molitor did not care where he played as long as he played on a team with a chance to win. That is why he came to Toronto. He wanted his ring. HE got it. What EVERY team needs to learn is that when they get a star player that if they want to keep that player they need to surround that player with the team necessary to win. 




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 9:11 pm
 

Bosh sign-and-trade done

Stoudamire, Camby, McGrady, Carter, Mourning, Bosh.....that's just a few. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out guys don't want to play in Toronto. Hello Montreal Expos. We'll draft the good kids, give them ample playing time and develop them into stars, then ship them out or allow them to leave for next to nothing. I added Mourning in there just because he didn't even want to come when he was traded. Played the 'retirement' card (or injury, can't remember - might have been the kidney thing & if it was then I apologize for bad taste) so he didn't have to come to T.O. then miraculously refound his love for the game when he got shipped back to Miami (or was released so he could sign there - again can't remember).

Sad state of affairs. Even Steve Nash wouldn't go if he had a chance. Tough enough to get him to play for the country in the Olympics.


PaulMorin88
Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:44 pm
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Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:35 pm
 

Bosh sign-and-trade done

Dude you have lost your mind if you think Bosh is overrated and for sure you have if you think he wasn't the best player on that team. I see you just have anger in your Heart because he's gone... 



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:28 pm
 

Bosh sign-and-trade done

Sounds like crazy talk to me! 

What would you have them do.  Bosh didn't do anything the time he was here. (not blaming him)  They get picks and possible money to work on a trade.  If they didn't do a trade and sign then they have no cap space and can do nothing.  Your theory would make sense if people like Carter and Bosh both signed contracts with the Raptors before leaving sick of not winning.  The Raptors have only been in the playoffs twice and only won one series against the Knicks.  The major complaining in Southern Ontario was when people thought Bosh was going to walk without a sign and trade after he had told the organization (and thus the fans) that he would if he left.


PaulMorin88
Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:19 pm
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Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 7:08 pm
 

Bosh sign-and-trade done

Toronto knows it has to come across as cooperative and player friendly in order to have any chance to attract players.  I believe most American players drafted by Toronto will leave when they have the opportunity and high profile American free agents will not sign with the Raptors. So it is important that Toronto look like they are a very player friendly operation in order to have any chance at attracting players.


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