Blog Entry

Trading Bosh?

Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:07 am
Okay, so Heat fans are going to certainly jump on me for this idea as well as others, but I have mentioned in the past that the Heat should trade Chris Bosh to create a more balanced team. They, as in the Heat players and coaches, keep telling us it is only a matter of time before they gel. I am not buying it. How long did it take for Jordan and Pippen to gel with a player they hated named Rodman? Oh, that's right, that was the season the Bulls won 72 games. On there own the big three in Miami are great players, with Bosh being a tier lower then Wade and LeBron. I also understand that the real chemistry issues are with Wade and James and not so much with the thrid wheel named Bosh, but the Heat are never going to trade LeBron or Wade. They simply would never get enough assets in return for either of the superstars for it to make sense for them. Bosh could be traded however and i think I found the perfect team.

The Hornets are at a hard spot right now. They are a playoff team with a superstar Point Guard that might skip town. They are simply not good enough to contend in the west and will continue to be a 5-8 seed unless they make another move. Now add to that the reality that Chris Paul might be leaving and the Hornets certainly have to do something. Trading Paul is an idea that could be explored, but not today. I have other plans.

What if:

The Heat Traded Chris Bosh and Joel Anthony to the Hornets for Emeka Okafor, Jarrett Jack, and Quincey Pondexter. Now Athony and Pondexter could be removed from this trade and the numbers still work out, but I think the Hornets might want a Center in return and Pondexter adds a little depth to the Heat.

Why this works for the Hornets.

By adding Bosh to the mix the Hornets give themselves a chance of keeping Chris Paul in town. They could then shop West if they wanted to for a better SG. A Paul/Bosh combo could be really interesting and with West fading it might be time to make a move like this. Anthony would just be a filler player at the center position, but a Paul/Ariza/Bosh trio might make some noise in the west. The real reason to do this trade always comes back to keeping CP3 in town, and if he still leaves for New York, the Hornets would still have a star player in town to draw a crowd in Bosh.

Why this works for the Heat.

The biggest issue with the Heat is chemistry, and having all three of your superstars being jump shooters is not helping them at all. They simply need balance and depth. This trade does just that. Jarrett jack is an underrated PG who can be a starter without an issue. He is certainly an upgrade over what the heat have now. He is explosive, has great size and strength, can finish at the rim, and is a solid defender. He is a much younger option then Andre Miller or some other washed up player they could target. I think Jack is a perfect low-profile player that can run the floor and hit open shots. Okafor gives the Heat the defensive-minded Center that can block shots and get offensive rebounds to create second chance shots for his teammates. Pondexter is a decent young SF that would give the Heat some needed depth.

Sure, this is not a super sexy trade for the Heat, but I think it is the right move if they cannot make some noise in the playoffs. If they win the Finals, or even get there then forget all that I am saying, but if the are out in the 1st or 2nd round then a trade is a must. Having 3 superstars can be the right formula, but not three that all shoot jumpers. They need balance. They need defense in the paint. Also, let us not forget that Haslem will be back and healthy. Here is what their new roster would look like:

PG Jack- Chalmers
SG Wade- Miller- House
SF LeBron- Pondexter 
PF Haslem-
C Okafor- Big Z

Looks a lot more balanced to me. Any thoughts?


Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 3:04 am

Trading Bosh?

Hey man,

I think unless the Heat are going to get Dwight Howard back - They aren't, nor should they, trade Chris Bosh. They should use their MLE on a decent center this off-season though.

I'd rather LeBron, Wade and Bosh than LeBron, Wade, Okafor and Jarrett Jack. That's for sure.

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:37 am

Trading Bosh?

Afterwards I think they should look for Wade's heir apparent and start developing a PG with more potential than Chalmers. That's how you build a winning tradition on a team. Boston made a great move in getting Jeff Green. If the Heat had more assets, I would have traded for OJ Mayo. Good scorer, quick, and can handle.

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:33 am

Trading Bosh?

Agree with BSK Baller. Dalembert is a virtual lock to be on the heat next year assuming there is a MLE. He's already received his mega deal with the Sacramento Kings. Being from Haiti, I doubt he spends outrageously like most athletes do. He's already said he would love to come home (where his house is) and play for Miami. The heat will give it one more try. Afterwards, with Wade at 30, they'll look to make moves, and trade Bosh for a mid-tier PG and some serviceable bench players.

Right now, they just need their most expensive bench option (Mike Miller) to finally produce, because he was just awful yesterday.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:47 am

Trading Bosh?

The Heat will not trade Bosh.  In doing so, that would be admitting it was a mistake.  (Which it was!) 

What the Heat needs is a stronger coach to tell these players what their roles are and then make sure they remain in them.  Right now, the inmates are running the asylum and the Heat is looking like a first round knock-out vicitm come play off time.

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:13 am

Trading Bosh?

The Heat Traded Chris Bosh and  to the Hornets for , , and Quincey Pondexter. Now Athony and Pondexter could be removed from this trade and the numbers still work out, but I think the Hornets might want a Center in return and Pondexter adds a little depth to the Heat.
Why would the Heat ever do this?

They are getting beat in the head big time in this deal.

The Heat don't need to trade for a center. Rumor is that if the MLE is still around this year free agency, they are planning to go after Dalembert who is just as good as Okafor and we don't have to trade Bosh to acquired him.

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