Monday, February 2, 2009

Raptors Recap - The "Is Bosh Bolting" Edition

The Raptors lost 2 over the weekend in quite disgusting fashion. A decided lack of effort in yesterday's loss makes me wonder if this team has any fight left in them.

They have most certainly lost any confidence they had built up over last weeks 3 game win streak. With games against the Cavs, Lakers and Hornets this week they are almost sure to lose 5 in a row.

Reports have surfaced today that Bosh has already told Colangelo that he isn't resigning in Toronto in 2010. The reports are from probably the most unreliable source there is, ESPN's Stephen A Smith. However, I wouldn't put it past Bosh to not want to resign. And if they are true, at least he is giving the Raptors a chance to deal him while he still has tremendous value.

I'm not big on the idea of trading Bosh. I still think that they can build around him in the off season and this team can do some damage. But if he wants out then he wants out and there is nothing they can do to keep him here.

Giving BC the news now however is a much better move than waiting until late next season. BC can get max value back and I'm not sure this team would be worse off. Trading Bosh isn't going to bring an All-star back but it can bring youth and it can bring talent and that is something they can build around.

It does NOT bode well however for Toronto's Free agent hopes if he asks out. That would mean that EVERY superstar that has ever played here has asked out. Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Chris Bosh and to a lesser extent Antonio Davis.

The trade Deadline is Feb 19th. Lets stay tuned to see what transpires. It will certainly be more entertaining than watching these guys play basketball.

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