According to reports, Chris Bosh’s agent has given the Raptors a list of the top 5 teams where he would like to end up playing next season.
The list of five teams — Toronto plus the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks, sources said — were given to Toronto management in case the Raptors want to construct a sign-and-trade deal (assuming he doesn’t re-sign with Toronto).
Bosh likes that option, sources told Ford, because he’d get one more year on his contract and could make more money.
Sources said the Raptors prefer a sign-and-trade if Bosh is intent on leaving as well. They likely would want a big man to replace the 6-10, 230-pound Bosh in the lineup.
Sources close to Bosh are also saying that Bosh’s decision will also be somewhat influenced by where LeBron James ends up this off season
If LeBron decides to go to either New York or Chicago, I think that’s where you’ll see Chris land,” the source told Ford. “If LeBron stays in Cleveland, I think the process is more wide open.”
Now I think there will definitely be a sign-and-trade so here is my take:
I would think that the sign-and-trade would factor out Miami because who the hell would Toronto want from there?
There was a previous rumor that had him going to LA for Bynum, which would make the Lakers an even bigger monster than they already are.
A deal with Chicago I would assume would have to involve Noah.
The Knicks would probably have to involve a double sign-and-trade for David Lee and someone like Wilson Chandler.
So all in all, I predict that Bosh will either be in a Lakers’ or a Bulls’ uniform next season.