Eric Smith Doesn't Think Bosh Is Here Long-Term
Old 02-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
 
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 10,249
Representing:
Default Eric Smith Doesn't Think Bosh Is Here Long-Term

Here's why

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Smith
In just over 30 minutes, I’ve already had more than 10 emails come in … asking me about my comments on “The Game Plan” with Jack Armstrong and Doug McLean.

If you missed it, McLean asked me: “One word … Yes or No … Will Chris Bosh be here long-term?”

Because McLean asked for a “yes” or a “no” … I gave it to him. My answer …

“No.”

Now let me use this blog to explain my answer.

Doug asked for a one-word answer. But had I been allowed to give a bit of a qualifier … this what I would have said …

I still don’t think Bosh is going to be moved this summer. I think Bryan Colangelo will keep the 4-time All Star in Toronto. In fact, I still think CB4 will sign a max contract with this team when he’s a free agent in the summer of 2010.

However, a year or two into that deal … if the Raptors still haven’t done anything / gone anywhere in the post-season (i.e. - Conference Finals? NBA Finals?) … then I think he will quietly ask to be moved (much like Vince Carter did) … and the Raps will accommodate his wishes and get the best package they can for him at that time.

The only way I see that scenario NOT going down … is if Colangelo gets a commitment from Bosh THIS summer. The GM will ask the player if he’s thinking about staying or thinking about going. If Bosh says he’s leaving - or even hints at that fact that he might go - then, clearly, a move has to be made.

So, this issue here is McLean’s definition of “long-term” versus my definition (and your definition while reading this) of that same term. No … I don’t think Bosh is here “long-term” - unless Toronto wins. Why would he or any other player want to stay with a team that is stuck in neutral? But conversely, why would he or any other player want to move from a team if the club is moving forward and competing as a top 3-4 team year after year?

I’ve said it before … and I’ll say it again: Winning cures all.

Bosh wants to get paid but Bosh wants to win as well. Thus, “short-term”, I think he IS a Raptor but “long-term” … it’s up to Bosh, the players around him, and the organization itself. You’ve got to win. Period.
Source - FAN590 - Blogs - The Rap Blog Archive My Comments RE: Bosh
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
I believe in Masai!

giant steps

 
'trane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 16,558
Representing:
Default

meh, fence sitter...
'trane is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
si sugob.

raptors had feathers!
 
bogus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 454
Representing:
Default

Yeah, that was surprisingly weak.
bogus is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummomd so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 73,199
Representing:
I'll be very surprised if Chris Bosh is still a part of the Raptors organization next training camp!
jeffb is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
pensive

feat. Otto Neurath
 
Ligeia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,069
Representing:
Default

Pretty poor backing of the argument. It is almost a given for a player to change teams at least once in their career, and I don't think that's what the question was asking at all.
Ligeia is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
a Triano's fan

The friendly neighbor
 
insight_tor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,076
Representing:
Default

LOL He is a better Flip Flopper than Varajeo
insight_tor is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 05:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
a Raptors fan

Free DeMar DeRozan

 
zachus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,833
Representing:
Default

Well that was a whole 'lotta nothing...

No way does Chris Bosh sign a max deal and then decide to be moved two years later. If he signs, I say he stays for the duration. If he even starts to think that he'll go through the same stuff he did before 2010, he won't come back.

But as most people here agree, I don't see Chris Bosh staying here until 2010.
zachus is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 443
Representing:
Default

its simple.have we heard chris say"i plan on being a life long raptor".NO.have we heard chris say"im here through thick n thin and if they trade me thats their business"NO...................chris's silence speaks volumes and remember we can offer him the most cash so youd think he'd be campaigning for a long term max deal.BUT HE ISNT...........folks,chris is gone.
Quad Core is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
@ www.raptorman.ca

RF Affiliate

 
Raptorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,120
Representing:
Send a message via MSN to Raptorman
Default

By that description, CB4 would have played here 8-9 years....sounds long term to me.
Raptorman is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
raptor86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 806
Representing:
Default

Chris Bosh isn't, hasn't and never will be a franchise player. He was only made out to be one because Vince Carter left.
raptor86 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

[T.O.P]
 
jeaxz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 391
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raptor86 View Post
Chris Bosh isn't, hasn't and never will be a franchise player. He was only made out to be one because Vince Carter left.
so whos gunna be the next face?
jeaxz is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
kg1585's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: B-Town
Posts: 547
Representing:
Default

I think Bryan is still trying to build around CB4. Like Eric said the only way he will trade him if Bosh says he is not going to sign. CB4 is smart, I think he will sign the contract with Raps, (Who would leave close to 30 million) and if the things don't go too well, will ask to be traded.
kg1585 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
doing what I always do DNB 24/7 365

The C.E.O Of The DNB
 
Dino Blogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Just outside Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 565
Representing:
Send a message via AIM to Dino Blogger Send a message via MSN to Dino Blogger
Default

There is more from Eric on Topic of Bosh in my blog. This interview was done prior to the one being talked about here. But it has more from Eric on the topic of Bosh


Dino Nation Blog: Dino Blogger Chats With Eric Smith
Dino Blogger is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
is dead inside

you ain't bout that life
 
Gurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21,043
Representing:
Default

Wow nice read by Eric
Now thats what you call getting your opinion heard
Gurk is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 443
Representing:
Default

"Do you believe you will be a Maverick for life?"

"Mark knows I want to be," Nowitzki said of owner Mark Cuban. "That’s all we’ve talked about for the last couple of years. I’d love to stay here but I think we made it pretty clear that this franchise wants to win a championship. So at some point, if you can’t reach your goal, changes come with that. I understand the business.

"We’ve been trying for a lot of years now. If we lose in the first round again this year or next year, who knows what can happen? But I’d love to end my career here."

HAVE WE EVER HEARD CHRIS SAY THIS?.....nope,never.
Quad Core is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 443
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeaxz View Post
so whos gunna be the next face?
we need ballers not a face or fabricated allstar.....that face shit needs to end asap.
Quad Core is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
kg1585's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: B-Town
Posts: 547
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad Core View Post
"Do you believe you will be a Maverick for life?"

"Mark knows I want to be," Nowitzki said of owner Mark Cuban. "That’s all we’ve talked about for the last couple of years. I’d love to stay here but I think we made it pretty clear that this franchise wants to win a championship. So at some point, if you can’t reach your goal, changes come with that. I understand the business.

"We’ve been trying for a lot of years now. If we lose in the first round again this year or next year, who knows what can happen? But I’d love to end my career here."

HAVE WE EVER HEARD CHRIS SAY THIS?.....nope,never.
You never hear Lebron or Wade say that either. Dirk is 30, and he has played with the Mavericks his whole career, so he feels comfortable there.
kg1585 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
kg1585's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: B-Town
Posts: 547
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad Core View Post
we need ballers not a face or fabricated allstar.....that face shit needs to end asap.
How is Bosh a fabricated all-star?
kg1585 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 443
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kg1585 View Post
You never hear Lebron or Wade say that either. Dirk is 30, and he has played with the Mavericks his whole career, so he feels comfortable there.
lebron and dwade can write their own ticket in 2010.if we give Bosh a max contract like wade n lebron will get we'll be signing a franchise death certificate.........bosh aint even close to being a kobe,wade or lebron or a paul or a superman or even a deron and Bosh aint a nowitzki either.....but Bosh is non committal?...bye bye botch.
Quad Core is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 06:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 443
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kg1585 View Post
How is Bosh a fabricated all-star?
Bosh - Send Me To New Orleans..." target="_blank">YouTube - Chris W Bosh - Send Me To New Orleans...
Quad Core is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calderon Aggravated Hip Injury, Could be out "long term" m5racer Toronto Raptors 50 12-14-2009 09:57 PM
Who should start at the PG spot with Calderon out long term ? raptor123 Toronto Raptors 28 12-13-2009 06:59 PM
Eric Smith: Tough Load To Shoulder For Bosh Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 39 05-15-2009 06:21 PM
Long Term Effects? Benzo Toronto Raptors 27 03-24-2008 10:08 AM
Marion Open To Long-Term Contract With Heat Dr. J. Naismith NBA Talk 24 02-14-2008 09:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24