bosh's value is extremely high right now..but so is his potential. so no, i wouldnt trade him.
The problem with your argument is that it in no-way takes in to account the compensation for bosh.RaptorsCB4 said:Earlier this season, some people were saying they'd be open to trading Bosh and building around CV and draft picks.
I guess that idea is pretty much squashed now, huh? In getting hurt, Bosh has proven that our team can't win without him. I'll put a poll up to see if anyone still thinks we'd be smart to trade Bosh.
I wasn't talking about the people who said they'd trade Bosh for Wade or LeBron - I probably would too. But as I recall there were some trade ideas going around that would involve giving up Bosh for older players or ones with little to no superstar potential. Basically giving up Bosh for a Rashard Lewis or Lamar Odom or Richard Jefferson level guy and like 2 first rounders. I don't remember any specific trades brought up (and yes, MonsterBosh may have been the main culprit), but they weren't beneficial to the Raps at all. Unless the person thought Charlie could carry a franchise.charlz said:The problem with your argument is that it in no-way takes in to account the compensation for bosh.
I'd have to disagree on the marketability thing. I think it is easier to argue that Lebron is pretty much the biggest star the NBA has seen. I forget whos signature it is --edit: Gilgamesh-- ... but it has the production of different legendary players at the age of 20. Well... I think MJ was averaging something like 20ppg, and Lebron is averaging 30-6-6 or something like that. On top of that, he is about at marketable as it gets. Young guy, ripped, 6'8", not cocky, always prooves the doubters wrong. I mean, Wince in his priime doesn't even compare in my opinion.no_free_baskets said:strictly on a talent for talent basis, yes, i would trade lebron or wade for bosh...however, from a practical pt. of view, i would absolutely not trade bosh for lebron or wade since theres no way we would be able to resign them...say what you will, but you can make far much more money from a marketing pt. of view playing in the states...i mean look vc in his heyday...he was the biggest star in the league yet he hardly had any major endorsements and nothing close to rivaling what lebron has nowadays...
in retrospect, you can argue that we "lucked out" in the 2004 draft by not getting a "high-maintenance" superstar like lebron and ending up with the optimal "low-maintenance" star like bosh given their re-signability...
I'm tempted to agree with everything you said here... Obviously everyone knows that LBJ is sick. But Bosh will be big enough time to easily build a team around and compete for championships in my opinion. I wouldn't be at all pissed if there was a Bosh for Lebron swap, but obviously that unlikely, and in my opinion unneccessary. Let's just see who's the better GM at bringing in supporting casts, Colangelo or Ferry? ??Dee-Zy said:I would of said yes only in terms of getting something in the lines of LJ or DW or Stat if he is healthy, but I don't see them moving for Bosh so no. I'd rather work with Bosh and his upside than getting a proven superstar because it will prolly cost us too much and Bosh has will be that superstar anyways. Honestly though, even for LJ I wouldn't do a Bosh trade, Even though James is crazy, I'd rather work around a big man. Aslo I don't see any other Big man with upside besides Amare that would be worth trading Bosh. I'd rather have Bosh than Howard or Okafor.
:rofl:vigilante said:Only for LeBron James..
Maybe Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, or Dwyane Wade..
Youd trade him for wade or kobe but not Lebron or Amare?whatever, i don't know if there's a single player in the nba for whom i'd trade bosh. i've felt that way for a while, personally- i think kobe might've been the only exception. or dwyane. and even then... can't remember that well.