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Mar 31, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) reacts after a dunk against the Toronto Raptors in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 93-83. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chris Bosh to return to Toronto Raptors?

Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the fourth-overall pick of the first round in the famed 2003 NBA Draft.

Bosh spent the first seven years of his career with the Raptors, helping turn the franchise into a playoff team before leaving to team up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade  in 2010.

After four Eastern Conference titles and two NBA titles, Bosh may returning to the Raptors. According to Ric Bucher of 95.7, Bleacher Report and Comcast/NBC, the Heat are looking to acquire Lowry from the Raptors in a deal that would send cash and future picks to Toronto.

Acquiring Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry would be fantastic for the Heat. He had a great year for the Raptors last season and probably should have been an All-Star. However, letting Bosh go, unless he wants to leave, seems like a mistake. Bosh is their only reliable big man and has done an excellent job of helping them stretch the floor. If the Heat have the chance to keep Bosh, they absolutely have to unless they have some kind of deal in place to acquire another big.

Bosh averaged 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 51.6% from the floor, 33.9% from beyond the arc and 82.0% from the free throw line this season. In the postseason, Bosh went for 14.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 50.7% from the field, 40.5% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe.

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