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Old 08-11-2008, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith View Post
But do you think Bosh can stand to wallow in mediocrity for another couple years 'trane? I don't think so. Bosh is in his prime and wants to make noise now. Not two years from now when we stand a good chance in losing him too.

Personally, if we don't make strides moving forward now, it increases the chances of Bosh looking elsewhere once his contract expires. JMO
I've heard this argument as a criticism of the JO trade before and I just don't get it.

Without the trade, we remain mediocre. By trading TJ for any of the other packages on the table, we remain mediocre. By acquiring JO, we remain mediocre at worst, or become a contender at best.

Regardless of whether JO plays well or not, regardless of whether he gets injured or not, the JO trade was the only way to potentially make this team more than mediocre.

How were BC and Co possibly supposed to impress Bosh any more? How could they have better gone about "winning now" in order to keep Bosh around?

If Bosh wants to make noise now he should go ahead and make it. Nothing's stopping him. And if the JO deal isn't enough to keep him in Toronto two years from now then he quite possibly had no intentions of staying to begin with.
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