Bosh needs help

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

Dwight Howard on one afternoon, followed by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and in all likelihood Chris Paul -- this is some tough competition.

Chris Bosh played with each of these stars at the Beijing Olympics, a group that will be reunited at the NBA's coming all-star weekend.

What's been lost in the media-driven hysteria surrounding Bosh's future in Hogtown is that Toronto's franchise player needs a supporting cast to properly showcase his skills. As the Raptors move forward, the need to provide Bosh with a creator becomes paramount.

Rumours and speculation aside, the biggest question with the Raptors heading into the Feb. 19 trade deadline is the urgency to acquire a guy who can create his own shot, no small task but one that must be addressed.

The acquisition of Jermaine O'Neal hasn't been fruitful in part because he and Bosh like to initiate their offence in roughly the same spot on the floor. When Bosh was playing off guys such Howard -- the game's most dominant post player -- King James, Kobe and CP3, the game came easy.

MO'S NO SCHMO

Mo Williams is among the leading candidates to replace Jameer Nelson in the all-star game following the Orlando Magic point guard's shoulder injury.

Williams is the ideal second option because of his ability to knock down shots, penetrate the lane and be used in high screen and rolls.

In one of the better off-season trades made in the NBA, the Cavs, as part of a three-team deal, shipped out Damon Jones and Joe Smith to get Williams from Milwaukee.

That trade alone should make Cavs general manager Danny Ferry a candidate for top executive. Word is the Cavs are willing to make a move before Feb. 19.


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