This summer the Toronto Raptors All-Star forward Chris Bosh will officially enter free agency. Even though Bosh has played for the Raptors for the last seven years without playing for any other team since being drafted out of Georgia Tech in 2003, the chances of the superstar forward leaving town are pretty good as Toronto doesn’t exactly have the pieces of the puzzle to contend for a title in the near future.
Along with the Toronto Raptors not exactly having the ideal supporting cast for Chris Bosh in order to contend for a title in the near future, there are plenty of teams that would love to add him to their roster as he would be the missing piece to the puzzle for quite a few teams around the league.
The New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat seem to be the favorites to sign the All-Star forward as they will be able to surround Bosh with big-name talent like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose.
If Chris Bosh were to sign with the one of the teams mentioned above and play alongside other superstars like LeBron, Wade or Rose, the All-Star forward’s chances of winning or at least competing for an NBA title over the next few years will greatly increase. The one problem that Bosh sees in signing with a team that already has a superstar is that he will most likely no longer be the number one option.
Recently, Chris Bosh came out and listed five teams that he would be willing to sign with this summer:
Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors
Obviously, if Bosh stays across the border in Toronto, he will be the number one option and by far the best player on the team. If he were to sign anywhere else though, that would drastically change, especially if he is playing alongside LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.
As I said earlier, the best possibility or most likely destinations for Chris Bosh right now are with the Chicago Bulls or the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade has been lobbying for some help in Miami for quite some time and with Bosh in the mix he would almost certainly have that other key player to help make a run at an NBA title.
A few years ago, Kobe Bryant did the same thing as he said that he desperately needed help in order to get the Los Angeles Lakers back to championship form. Fortunately, Kobe got his running mate in Pau Gasol and as a result the Lakers have won two straight NBA titles and could be on their way to three-peat next season.
So with Chris Bosh in Miami, Dwyane Wade will have a Pau Gasol like running mate and the Heat could quite possibly turn into a legitimate title contender in the Eastern Conference once again.