Late last week, a report out of the Boston Globe suggested that the Miami Heat have soured on Chris Bosh’s lackluster play and were opening to moving the power forward. One such team that had apparent interest, again, per the Globe, was the Charlotte Bobcats who are desperately trying to acquire a big name player.
That will not be Chris Bosh, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer:
Boston Globe NBA columnist Gary Washburn speculated in his Sunday notes column that since the Bobcats have abundant salary cap room and the need to make a big splash, then maybe trading for Bosh would make sense.
I don’t see it that way. Bosh is a complementary big man who generates most of his offense as a jump-shooter. The Bobcats need a low-post scorer, someone who can force the other team to double-team. That doesn’t sound like the Bosh I’ve watched in the playoffs.
The trade rumor really never made that much sense in the first place as Bosh is nothing more than an incredibly expensive role player. The fit for Miami certainly worked from a financial standpoint as I’m sure the Heat would love to shed themselves of Bosh’s salary and acquire the 4th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but for the Bobcats, it just doesn’t make a ton of sense.