Chris Bosh appears to be looking for some guidance from his fans.
Just after dinner time Friday night, Bosh sent out a tweet to his followers stating: “Been waiting to ask. Where should I go next season and why?”
Then perhaps re-thinking the question and its implications, he re-tweeted about 20 minutes later: “OK ... Let me rephrase the question. Should I stay or should I go?”
Initially, it sounded like Bosh was giving the first real indication that he had made up his mind and was headed out of Toronto. After the way the Raptors season finished up, that seems to be where the smart money lies.
By re-tweeting the way he did, Bosh is once again signalling he has not decided either way.
ESPN’s Marc Stein suggested on Friday that Bosh will be the focus of the Houston Rockets in the off-season and that once Bosh and GM Bryan Colangelo come to the expected conclusion that Bosh’s time in Toronto is over, Houston will be one of the places Colangelo looks for a good sign-and-trade partner.
“Houston has amassed an enticing cache of sign-and-trade assets,” Stein writes. “One source, offering one small example, says that the Raptors are intrigued by young forward Jordan Hill, whom the Rockets extracted from the Knicks in the Tracy McGrady three-way deal in February.”
But according to Stein, a Bosh for Hill deal won’t be enough for Toronto. Stein said he expects the Raps to try and “foist Hedo Turkoglu on Houston as part of the deal. Would the Rockets be willing to take on Turkoglu’s contract ($43.8 million US over the next four years) and surrender, say, Trevor Ariza in return to clinch Bosh’s arrival? The cost of adding Bosh along with Turkoglu would likely be prohibitive for the Rockets, but Toronto certainly figures to try.”
Expect about 11 more weeks of this kind of speculation.