Chris Bosh has bad a fantastic career. What he accomplished in Toronto and Miami were more than most superstars could dream of. 11 Time All-Star, 2 Time NBA Champion, and 2007 All-NBA are just a glimpse of the kind of star-studded career he’s had.
But when he began to have health problems with blood clots, it became clear that his career would take a drastic turn. With almost 2 whole seasons sitting of not being able to play, the Miami Heat and Bosh were not on good terms. Now at 33 years old, it seems Bosh’s desire to play may finally come true.
After nearing a buyout agreement with the Heat, Bosh could soon be free to pursue a spot on other teams. Here are the top 5 destinations for the star if he decides to lace them up again:
5. Los Angeles Lakers
As it’s been for the last three years, the Lakers are focused on developing their young talent. But how much harm could there be in bringing in a proven veteran big man?For the right price, Bosh could find a home in L.A. for at least a year or two directing the young guys as the Lakers’ starting Center.
If he wants to play for the Lakers, a ring would seem unlikely, but he’d be in a big market team with a chance to be a leader on and off the basketball floor.
4. Boston Celtics
The Celtics seem to be in the discussion for just about every star on the market. But with their almost perfect mix of young talent and veteran stars, anything is possible. The Celtics have an awesome backcourt with Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart.
But besides Al Horford, their frontcourt isn’t nearly as deep. With Bosh on the team, for the right price, it would cement their frontcourt and give them a championship mindset in the locker room.
3. Chicago Bulls
The Bulls were a mess this season, barely scraping into the playoffs. However, they seemed to pull themselves together against Boston. They went up 2-0 until Rondo went down with an injury. Bosh could decide to help the Bulls and reunite with Dwyane Wade in the process. For the Bulls, it would give them a much better option for the Power Forward spot, and a good pairing with Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo.
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are no doubt looking at Blake Griffin in the off-season. But if Blake doesn’t sign, Chris Bosh wouldn’t be a bad option. His defense and shot blocking could go a long way to improving the Thunder’s frontline.
Russell Westbrook would make it easy for Bosh to get quick buckets. Being a playoff team already, adding Bosh could help them compete with the Western Conference elite.
1. Toronto Raptors
The whole notion of superstars going home never seems to get old. And in the case of Chris Bosh and Toronto, it would be one hell of a homecoming. Playing his best, most memorable years there, he could return and re-light the fire that was once there.
If Lowry and DeRozan stay, the Raptors could be a formidable opponent. The only problem would be Serge Ibaka, who the Raptors may have to let go in order to make room for Bosh.