The Miami Heat are on the verge of losing Chris Bosh to the Houston Rockets. In other words, the Miami Heat really want Chris Bosh to take the money and run to the “LoneStar State.” Either way you look at it, there’s a great chance that Chris Bosh’s time in Miami could be over in the next few hours or days.
According to ESPN, the Rockets have offered a four-year maximum deal worth $88 million. If Miami is truly only offering $10-$12 million per season, it shouldn’t be too hard to see the writing on the wall.
Earlier in the month, Bosh decided to opt out of his final two years of his contract. He still had $42 million left on the table, so anyway you look at it, Bosh was going to take a pay cut. However, the reported Miami offer is a slap in the face.
He’s already sacrificed his game for the good of the team. During his four seasons in Miami, he’s gone from a vocal point on the offensive end to a stand still shooter from three point range.
The style of play has not been kind to Bosh’s overall skill set. Chris Bosh was also playing out of position at center. On the surface, that’s not a huge deal, but they never really used his mismatch on the offensive end. At the same time, he spent plenty of nights guarding big men.
Besides money, there are numerous perks for going to Houston. For one, he gets to play back in his home state. Bosh will also move back to his natural power forward position with Dwight Howard at the center spot.
It’s going to take one of the big time free agents making a move to really get the ball rolling. It seems like everybody is waiting to see what the others are doing. However, much of the process has been stagnant.
Various reports have Bosh waiting for Lebron James to make his move, but he doesn’t want to get caught in no man’s land. That’s why it’s imperative for Bosh to make a decision for himself.
On Monday, the Heat did sign Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. Those moves aren’t huge, but it should help out the Heat if the Big three comes back. Still, Miami hasn’t gone out to attract another big man.
It can all change in a moment’s notice, but it feels like this era of the “Big Three” is coming to an end. Now the question is, will it end up in Houston?
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