A few days ago, the Houston Rockets’ main priority was adding NBA star free agent Carmelo Anthony to the roster. The Rockets’ were prepared to provide ‘Melo’ with a max deal, however it seems Anthony has chosen to take a different approach with his future.
With ‘Melo’ likely not to sign with Houston, the Rockets immediately went to ‘plan B’ and that is to pursue Miami Heat free agent Chris Bosh. Houston came out strong on their bid offering Bosh a max deal of four-years worth $88 million dollars.
In review of the deal, it’s going to be very difficult for Bosh to walk away from this offer. Bosh is originally from Dallas, Texas so playing in Houston would be closer to his hometown. Bosh will also be receiving a max deal, a boatload of money that he most likely wouldn’t receive with the Miami Heat.
To take it a step further, Bosh will once again be a dominant presence or at least be given the opportunity to be a star in Houston. Let’s face it, Bosh played third fiddle to LeBron James and Dwayne Wade in Miami. Often times, Bosh was seen in the corner of the three-point line just waiting for the ball. Houston will be different. The Rockets will give Chris Bosh all the opportunities to become a dominant star yet again in the NBA.
While Houston pushed hard, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski on set with FOX Sports Live, they didn’t receive the answer they were looking for. Wojnarowski said that Bosh told Houston “I want to be in Miami and play with LeBron.” While the money is nice, and the return to his home state of Texas could sound intriguing to Bosh, he’s showing his loyalty to LeBron so far.
In four seasons Bosh had made four All-Star teams and won two NBA titles. People may not want to admit to it, but Bosh has a hall-of-fame type of resume. At this point of his career it should be about getting paid. Bosh doesn’t have the pressure of winning championships for his individual legacy like James, so it makes his decision to leave even easier to do.
With Bosh’s four year stint being a success he can close that chapter of his career to start a new one.
When used correctly Bosh can average 18 points and 8 rebounds in his sleep. We know that Dwight Howard has his limits on the offensive side of the ball, but we do know that the combination of James Harden and Chris Bosh could be lethal.
As of now Bosh hasn’t made a decision, but if he does he should return back to his home state. Bosh came to Miami to win titles which he did, and for his legacy he has nothing else to prove.