Originally Posted by A00715890
its not about what we want....its about what he wants.....dont kid yourself, hes got more leverage than the team(on where he wants to go)...
Like I said, the Raptors
have $30 million worth of leverage. $30 million is a hell of a lot of money. Even for an all star basketball player. The CBA was designed to give the team that drafted the player lots of leverage.
Bosh can refuse to sign, true, but the Raptors
can absolutely let him walk. It clears up cap space at the very least, and isn't necessarily bad for the team. It's better than taking a bad locker room presence on to a young team, and it's better than acquiring an untradeable contract, or a bust. Also, there's no point in a deal for a huge trade exception, they might as well just let him walk and use the cap space.
It seems to me it's the media that wants it to be the other way around, that the player has all the leverage. That way they can sell stories about super teams.