NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat Shopping Chris Bosh to Acquire ‘Bona Fide” Center

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh celebrates in the locker room following game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Miami defeated San Antonio 95-88 to win the NBA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals thanks to the play of two of the Big 3 but Chris Bosh continues to be a question mark for the team. Earlier in June it was widely rumored that the Heat were offered the 4th overall pick in the draft by the Bobcats in exchange for Bosh but that ended up to be less true than some Heat fans would have liked.

But the rumors won’t go away as HoopsHype.com is reporting that the Heat will be shopping Bosh in order to gauge his value to see if they can secure a “bona fide” center for next season.

The Heat are likely to determine Bosh’s value on the open market, hoping to acquire a bona fide center. Amazingly, primarily because of James and Wade, the Heat have won consecutive titles without a productive center. But the Indiana series, in which Roy Hibbert controlled the paint like Ray Lewis, exposed Miami’s lack of a post presence. Bosh is not the post player he used to be, especially during his best years in Toronto.

This shouldn’t come as a gigantic shock to anyone as the Heat were indeed beat up in the paint by Roy Hibbert, which was Bosh’s department. They ultimately won the series on the way to back-to-back titles, but Bosh’s poor play against Hibbert made things a lot closer than they might have otherwise been and it displayed a clear ineptitude by Bosh which has made the Heat nervous.

They likely won’t get a better offer than the fourth pick in the draft, but since that rumor never held water, the Heat will likely look to move Bosh to get a veteran center or to make room for a potential return for Greg Oden and another guy that can rotate in an out with him.

 

Topics: Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumors

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  • Stanley Carr

    This is dumb! Name a bona fide center out there!

    • Old Bill Collins

      Monroe.

    • DanFromMV

      Asik

  • Christian Gem B. Civiles

    it should be a “NO” for the HEAT. the team must remain its ‘big three’ before having a three-peat championship. I think they just need a quality Center so that Bosh can play his original Position which is the PF. The team should just use Bosh properly so that they can see he’s worth just like when he was in Toronto, he was the #1 offensive option of the team. They just need to have another one to play Center so that Bosh can play PF.

    • khkiu

      the best use for bosh in the playoffs was to sit him on the bench – every time he sat the heat got stops on d, and went on a run offensively – offense was ranked off the charts when bosh sat, when Bosh was in offense was mediocre to just plain poor

      • Christian Gem B. Civiles

        there are just games wherein a player has a bad one. And we saw that Bosh had it during the Finals. Hence, when looking other playoff games including the past 2 seasons, we can see the worth of a Chris Bosh. Maybe he is not just the number one option of the team that’s why he cannot play his game. And just like what I had said, he is a PF not a C.

        • tgee

          Bosh can play every position. He is great everywhere on the court. He makes every other player better. They should just give him the ball and make room for him to take care of business Bosh-style!

      • tgee

        Bosh played great in the post season. He shot the lights out. And totally shut everyone down on D. They got the stats wrong. Credited others with his stats.

        • [email protected]

          Ur an IDIOT and ur wrong too

    • tgee

      right on! bosh is being limited by LBJ. LBJ needs to give the ball up more to Bosh. Bosh is a much better shooter and postup player, Bosh can take anybody off the dribble. The guy is an AllStar. LBJ’s first option should be Bosh.

  • Marty Susman

    it’s true they need a bona fide better but sadly they’re not a lot of them out therethey would be better off to trade with the Lakers and pick up Steve Nash who could do a tremendous amount a good for themimagine Nash giving the ball to the big three

    • Christian Gem B. Civiles

      that is a good idea. :) but i think They don’t need a superstar Point Guard like Nash because its still Lebron or Wade who facilitates the team. Lebron would love to play PG at times. Chalmers for me, still deserves to be in his Role right now. He is a great shooter and really one of the Centerpiece of Miami. :)

      • khkiu

        just please demote Bosh out of the big three! – guy doesnt deserve to celebrate winning the finals

        • tgee

          Are you kidding? Bosh is the Big One. LBJ and Wade are just tag alongs

    • tracy3

      Steve Nash is old…he would be another Genobilli. NO Way!

    • khkiu

      umm Nash can pass but he cant guard players 10-15 yrs younger than him anymore

      • tgee

        Nash is still better than every other point guard out there. Put him one on one with anybody and he’ll school them all game long.

  • tracy3

    Pat Riley will do what’s best for the team. I just hope it’s to keep Bosh.

  • tracy3

    No Bosh, No Game 6! No Bosh, NO Game 7= No Championship..

    • tgee

      No Bosh, no big 3! No Bosh, they would not even make the playoffs. LBJ is only great bec of Bosh’s intimidation of the opponents. They are always so focused on Bosh that LBJ is left unguarded.

      • [email protected]

        These comments get stupider the farther down I go. Bosh is nothing. There’s at least 50 guys that could take bosh’s spot and the heat wouldn’t skip a beat. LeBron gets left open cause of Chris bosh. Dumbest comment ever. Congrat.

      • [email protected]

        LBJ is the greatest player in NBA history and u think bosh has anything to do with THAT? Who made James great in Cleveland, Ben Wallace Lmao or maybe Side show Bob Lmao

    • [email protected]

      Ur an IDIOT also and ur wrong too

  • bghfhtfyt

    heat won in spite of bosh

    • tgee

      Bosh is the Heat. He is their whole frnchise. Without the Big B, there is no Big 3.

  • bghfhtfyt

    heat had to drag bosh’s sorry ass through the playoffs and finals – guy is dead weight – not big 3, leonard, duncan, hibbert, splitter, ginobli, everybody schooled him – his is a stoned doorman on court – and he can’t and won’t shoot – serious;y the guy apologizes bec even he is ashamed at himself and then he plays worse the next night

    • tgee

      Bosh is the most interesting man in the world. His shadow is afraid of him.

  • bghfhtfyt

    any hungry young player would be better than posh bosh

  • Corey Murray

    How about Miami’s coaching staff put together a gameplan that actually involves Bosh on offense, instead of having him lounging near the 3-point line.

    Greg Oden over Bosh? Who is this guy writing the article, he must be Oden’s agent. Old-en is good for retirement only.

    • khkiu

      OPP MIN PTS TREB AST TO STL BLK
      06/06 SA 35 13 5 1 1 3 1
      06/09 SA 31 12 10 4 0 3 1
      06/11 SA 32 12 10 4 1 1 3
      06/13 SA 38 20 13 1 1 2 2
      06/16 SA 38 16 6 1 1 1 1
      06/18 SA 39 10 11 2 1 3 2
      06/20 SA 28 0 7 2 2 0 1

      • khkiu

        STATS OF AN ALL STAR….?

        • tgee

          These stats were recorded wrong. They mixed up LBJ’s stats with Bosh’s. Bosh really got all the triple doubles not LBJ. It is a conspiracy. LBJ didn’t score in game 7. It was all Bosh. LBJ always gets credited with Bosh’s stats.

  • bghfhtfyt

    birdman was for retirement too – bosh is weak – he belongs in fairyland where there is no contact and everybody speaks in high voices and showers praise even for total imcompetence

  • bghfhtfyt

    would trade bosh for garnett and a good draft pick

    • tgee

      Bosh is worth 2 stars players at least. Maybe Kobe and Dwight. Or Durant and Westbrook. Or Duncan and Parker. Or Paul and Griffin. No less than that.

  • bghfhtfyt

    would trade bosh for k. leonard

  • bghfhtfyt

    would trade bosh for hibbert

  • bghfhtfyt

    would trade bosh and melo to my toughest opponent for nothing because they are both overrated

    • khkiu

      bosh, howard, melo, bynum, mettawp “the overrateds” hopefully not coming to a town near you

      • tgee

        I love Metta World Peace. Such a cool name. He is not like Ron Artest at all. He is spiritual now.

    • tgee

      What is wrong with Melo? Some nights he scores 40 points a game.

  • Keller

    I agree they need a true center some one like Nene or Roy Herbert an trade Bosh .Also look for a young center over sea.

  • Charlie Castillo

    I know Bosh has been having some problems here and there, but it’s something that could be worked on for some time before even coming to a decision such as trading him. This team was talking about some fans’ loyalty bolting out of the arena before game 6 was over…the Heat organization should practice some of that with their players, too.

    • bghfhtfyt

      bosh, not the team complained – with the same logic he should give his pay to lbj bec lbj got it done when bosh couldnt

      • tgee

        People should listen to Bosh. He knows more than LBJ, RIley, and Wade combined. He deserves mad respect.

  • khkiu

    bosh was no1 option in toronto cuz nobody else could play, and that was before he became a stoner, now he plays baked
    Lbj won in spite of Bosh’s ridiculous excuse for 30mil/yr basketball – pay me thirty mil, i will make wide open jumpers – no f’in excuse Bosh

    • tgee

      Bosh is the smartest, strongest player on the team. All his canadian basketball experience with toronto gave him the finest preparation he could have. He is a superstar. Everyone in the NBA looks up to him.

  • Don Draper

    No need to trade Bosh, just sign a legitimate center. They can trade for one, as they have a lottery protected 1st round pick (via Philly) as trade bait. Moving Bosh back to his real postion of PF would be huge.

  • Melvin Wagner

    Why Are The HEAT Not Persuing Dewight Howard.Bosh Is A Forward Not A Center.Put Him At His Natural Position And Watch Him Shine.Howard Would Fit Right In. GEt It Done Pat Riley

    • Chantelle

      They don’t need a crybaby…

  • DanFromMV

    Bosh for Asik?

  • Chantelle

    As long as he never ever ever comes back to Toronto. All is well in the world.

  • Cecil Royer

    hey im a tdot fan and i hate bosh just as much as any tdot fan, however this article is beating him up, this team appeared in the last 3 finals, with bosh as undersized and out of position centre, so give the guy some slack against a 7 foot 2 true centre, and if they let him go for anyone other than hibbert they still in trouble lol

  • L John Gittinger

    Hey tgee: I read all your posts about Chris Bosh
    and I think they were hilarious. One of the first times I have ever
    laughed out loud while reading somebody’s online sports comments.
    I laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks!!! You made my
    day. Thanks for the humor.

    PS. I can’t believe that some of the other commenters didn’t even realize
    that you were messing with them…What dipshits!!!.

  • TheInfiniteToker

    Bosh should have never left the Raptors to begin with. If we had Bosh right now with the team we have, we’d be a TOP East contender. Oh wait, we already are. Nevermind, Miami can keep him.

  • James Changer

    Tyson Chandler for Chris Bosh

    • Bobby Holman

      Bosh is the superior player, and is two years younger, and doesn’t have the health risks that chandler has, miami would never do that trade straight up, the knicks would have to include someone else (they would need to shed another 1.6 mil anyways for the trade to be possible) but i just don’t see the heat going for something like that

  • Bobby Holman

    This Trade could potentially benefit all the teams involved:

    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=m47dfno

    since philly is taking on boozers horrible contract while also giving up hawes and turner to the bulls, and thad to the heat, they would receive both of the bull’s first round picks in this years draft as well as the heats first round pick in this years draft as well

  • J Taylor

    If anything, it gives legs to the rumors that Bosh might go to Dallas and play in his home state after this year.
    The problem with bosh is much like Pau Gasol…. they are PF’s limelighting as C’s because they are 7 feet tall.
    And as a testimony to both, they are skilled enough to be above average out of their natural position.

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