BC to Offer Bosh an Extension Once Roster For Next Season is Completed
Old 07-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toronto president Bryan Colangelo intends to offer Bosh the extension but has indicated he will wait until after he has filled out the Raptors roster for next season.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Toronto president Bryan Colangelo intends to offer Bosh the extension but has indicated he will wait until after he has filled out the Raptors roster for next season.

Source - NBA stars could stage free-for-all - BostonHerald.com

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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he said that during the press conference after getting hedu. I always thought that since he already konws that Bosh said he won't sign an extension, bc must feel there's a good chance that Bosh will change his mind once we have a good team around him.

Bosh made it clear that he wants to go to a team that wants to win, and I think BC has proved this summer that he has the ability to do something out of nothing. There's no guarantee that if he goes to NY or Dallas he will ever get a better situation ...
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Man that's going to be tense week once BC lays it on the table.... I still think that it's looking good though.

C'mon Chris! We want to retire someone's number as a Raptor!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think BC's offering the extension after the rest of the team is filled not so much to impress Bosh but just because he knows there's a big chance Bosh will say no anyways and an extension isn't really the main focus of BC right now but making a team for the coming season
the extension is for the next season so really its not so much a priority as getting the team ready for this season, he has all season to get Bosh to sign, and he needs to know what the team will be like first before he puts out an amount
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It's a nice approach. He's painting a picture, and is going to hang it on the wall when it's done.

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Chris should sign an extension for max $$ now if that's what Toronto is offering.
If the cap goes down next season he stands to lose some dough correct?
If he decides he no longer wants to play here he can always force a trade down the line sometime. He saw how it's done first hand when Vince engineered his way out.
I'm not saying Bosh would be a douche the way Vince was (is), but there are ways to get moved and still look like a good guy. What's going on right now between the Jays and Roy Halladay springs to mind. Subtle (or not so subtle) hints from the agent are part of the business of sport.
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Bosh is kind of between a rock and a hard place in my opinion now and here is why:

He is right now considered by many teams to be a max dollars kind of guy who has not had the proper help to do well. Ok fine. This roster when done is going to be a solid roster.

If the Raptors are a "winner" then Bosh has indicated he will stay, ok great, we sign you for your max dollars, done deal.

If the Raptors are a "loser" Bosh wants out. Although I sit there as another GM and I think:

"Hey wait a minute this guy is supposed to be so great how come when he had good players around him he STILL couldn't win! I'm not giving this guy the max if he couldn't do it with that roster!"

So basically, at the end of the day, you want those max dollars it is going to be with Toronto. May as well do it.
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Except that he can't get the kind of guaranteed money locked up longterm this summer. Where he has to be tempted is when he looks at the possibility of the cap going down dramatically next year. So his decision is basically about certainty without getting everything he planned on since he signed the last contract vs. the pretty good possibility of getting about everything he looked forward to, but with a good dose of uncertainty in the mix.
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Bosh is kind of between a rock and a hard place in my opinion now and here is why:

He is right now considered by many teams to be a max dollars kind of guy who has not had the proper help to do well. Ok fine. This roster when done is going to be a solid roster.

If the Raptors are a "winner" then Bosh has indicated he will stay, ok great, we sign you for your max dollars, done deal.

If the Raptors are a "loser" Bosh wants out. Although I sit there as another GM and I think:

"Hey wait a minute this guy is supposed to be so great how come when he had good players around him he STILL couldn't win! I'm not giving this guy the max if he couldn't do it with that roster!"

So basically, at the end of the day, you want those max dollars it is going to be with Toronto. May as well do it.

The only problem with that is two of the teams next year who have the cash to give him what he may be looking for are not looking at him as being "the guy", Miami and Cleveland.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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obviously he will "keep his options open" and will still be a prospect for 2010.
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bosh is not going to sign, if he does i lose respect for him for being stupid. As much as the moves BC made over the last couple of weeks look amazing, Raptors have not played a game yet, and can very well be worse than last year. I think we've learnt that what looks good on paper does not mean it will work on the court. If Bosh has any sence, he would play the season out and decide whether or not to sign at the end. I really want Bosh back, but i don't know if ill be comfortable giving max money to someone that isn't going to be the player that gets us to the chapionships
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Jack Armstrong said yesterday that he figures that Colangelo is not just trying to make Bosh happy, but he is challenging him to consider what has been put in place here, and putting some of the onus back on Bosh to go out and do something with that. So the extension offer will really only be the first step in presenting that challenge. BC will put forward the idea of both parties going forward with more certainty, but he will also make it clear that he's done his part, and that if a max deal is in the offing next summer, then Bosh is going to have to take care of his part of the deal this season.
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Jack Armstrong said yesterday that he figures that Colangelo is not just trying to make Bosh happy, but he is challenging him to consider what has been put in place here, and putting some of the onus back on Bosh to go out and do something with that. So the extension offer will really only be the first step in presenting that challenge. BC will put forward the idea of both parties going forward with more certainty, but he will also make it clear that he's done his part, and that if a max deal is in the offing next summer, then Bosh is going to have to take care of his part of the deal this season.
Good plan and good thinking. If only BC could also convince Bosh that he is not a max player... for the team's sake...
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By Jonathan Hamelin

To start off this article, I'd like to offer a line from one of Buckcherry's songs to Chris Bosh, "Please don't go away, you're making a mistake..."

As the heated NBA free agency period has progressed, and potential trade talks and free agent signings are still being discussed, fans of the NBA are still wondering whether or not the Toronto Raptors will trade away Chris Bosh.

Bosh is scheduled to become a free agent next season, and the thinking behind a trade would be that at least the Raptors would get something in return for their star forward. It has been rumored that potential trading partners could possibly be the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, or Chicago Bulls.

Chris Bosh, the Raptors' franchise player and the only true consummate pro on their team, would be a crucial piece of the puzzle to lose.

Though it may be enticing to jump ship and sign a huge contract with another team, I personally hope Chris Bosh will end all speculation and sign a long-term contract with the Toronto Raptors.

After the former face of the franchise, Vince Carter, left the Raptors in December 2004, Chris Bosh became the new hope for the Toronto Raptors. He didn't disappoint. The next full season, Bosh averaged 22.5 points and 9.2 rebounds. The Raptors finished under .500, but Bosh proved to be a catalyst for the team. The next season was the start of big things for the Raptors. Led by Bosh's 22.6 points and 10.7 points a game, the Raptors clinched the division title. Toronto also made the playoffs the next season, but took a step back this year and missed the playoffs entirely.

Chris Bosh may feel that it is time to move on with a different team. He may feel that his best chance to win a championship would be with a different team.

The Raptors did have an off-year last season after two successive trips to the postseason, and there are some holes on the roster. However, GM Bryan Colangelo has already been orchestrating moves in the offseason to give Chris Bosh some offensive support. To add some much-needed strength to the Raptors, they added forward Reggie Evans. Evans is not a scorer, but he is a grinder. Evans will help the Raptors on the boards and some toughness next to Chris Bosh.

In a more substantial move, the Raptors have recently agreed to a verbal contract with Hedo Turkoglu. Though no deal can be official as of this writing, the move looks to be a sure thing. The 6-10 forward will add size and skill to the Raptors organization. Turkolo has averaged 12.3 oints in his career and could provide further assistance to Bosh.

The team also drafted DeMar DeRozan in the NBA draft. DeRozan could play a role similar to Jason Kapono and was a smart choice by Toronto.

Besides all the talent that the Raptors have provided for Bosh, he needs to realize just what it would mean for the fans of the Raptors. Bosh was the saviour after Vince Carter deserted the Raptors. If Chris Bosh were to not re-sign with the team and sign somewhere else, it would be devastating for the franchise.

They would still have talented players left. Jose Calderon is a solid point guard and Andrea Bargnani, Kris Humphries, Hedo Turkoglu, and Reggie Evans provide a lot of depth for the Raptors. But Bosh is the player that can push the Raptors to the next level.

Chris Bosh needs to realize that the management is placing a lot of talent around him. They are investing a lot in him, hoping he can lead the team greatness. With so much faith being placed on him, it's time for Bosh to put some faith in the Toronto Raptors.

Re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, Chris Bosh.

The team needs you.
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