According to a report courtesy Brian Kotloff of Sports Illustrated via Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, the Charlotte Bobcats would be willing to part with the No. 4 pick in this year’s NBA Draft for the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh.
Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh could be a “prime candidate,” according to the report, as there are rumors that the Heat will look to trade Bosh and the Bobcats could take on his near-maximum contract.
“As much as Charlotte would love to build through the draft, team officials understand they have to start winning and need a player to be the face of the franchise. Bosh could serve that purpose,” Washburn writes.
Bosh has been heavily criticized for his poor play and shot selection throughout the postseason. The consensus is that he is the weakest link in “The Big Three” and therefore the most expendable.
Pat Riley has said that he intends to keep his superstars together for as long as possible, but if they fail to win the championship this season, he may be forced to rethink his strategy.