Bosh dials in on future

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:15 AM ET

LOS ANGELES -- As free agency looms closer by the day, Chris Bosh is adamant that he's no closer to deciding his future.

Not many in the NBA believe Bosh will return to Toronto, which technically holds his rights until July 1, when the most anticipated free-agent class in basketball history will be unleashed.

The list is highlighted by LeBron James.

"I'm still processing everything out,'' Bosh told a radio audience here in L.A. when he appeared on ESPN 710. "I'm pretty much testing free agency like LeBron says and everybody says. Just testing free agency.

"You look at every situation closely and see what situation best fits you. Toronto will have certain advantages over other teams and other teams will have certain advantages over Toronto. It's just what works better for me."

Bosh envisions himself as a max player, which can only be reached with the help of the Raptors.

There are a number of teams with salary cap space, teams that can sign Bosh without any sign-and-trade scenario, but he'll have to take less money.

Bosh was asked during his radio interview what was important.

"I've had some friends ask me,'' he added. "The best way that I can explain it is everything kinda works together. You might have to sacrifice one for the other. I just want to win basketball (games) and I want to be happy.

"Winning is very important to me. Just being in the situation, you can't get it all. Sometimes you can. Maybe you can, but you never know. I'm just prepared to just take whatever makes me happy and the best place I can win. That's all you can ask for at the end of the day."

When he agreed to the radio interview, Bosh was relaxing in his native Dallas.

He has appeared at two Lakers games this post-season, including Game 2 of the final when he politely refused comment when approached at halftime.

No matter where he goes, Bosh said he's constantly reminded of July 1 and the possibilities that may await.

"I've just been relaxing and not even thinking about it,'' Bosh added. "I just try to hang out and be normal.

"I know it's pretty much a part of my life because everybody asks me that every day of my life. I don't care where I am, somebody is going to ask me about that. It's just a part of it. I try to have fun with it and know that I'm in a good position and just be thankful for that."

Bosh is overseeing a youth basketball camp in Dallas.

"The kids ask me about 10 times a day: 'Where are you going.'''

Bosh believes he may narrow his options once next Thursday's draft is completed, a time when trades are either consummated or are discussed.

Earlier that day, Bosh will be in Bristol, Conn., to serve as co-host on an ESPN morning show.


Videos

Photos