Hi. Full disclosure: I'm a Blazer fan. Not trying to troll or anything--just curious what you all think about the Chris Bosh situation? As an outsider, I get the feeling that Bosh wants to go elsewhere. Do you agree? I suppose it's risky for the Raptors to wait until the off-season to try and find a sign-and-trade option for him, because they could lose him for nothing. But if it came to that, I'm wondering if the Raptor fan base would be satisfied with a sign-and-trade package from Portland?
If Bosh were to become available, and if he were interested in coming to Portland, my guess is that everyone apart from Roy and Oden would be available. Would a package centered on Aldridge and Rudy Fernandez get a deal done? Other pieces would need to be included. Take your pick from: one year of Andre Miller, a signed-and-traded Travis Outlaw, Jerryd Bayless, Nic Batum, Martel Webster, Dante Cunningham, rights to Joel Freeland (tough-nosed, athletic PF), rights to Victor Claver (Spanish SF), rights to Petteri Koponen (scoring PG) draft picks, cash. Here's my suggestion:
Portland gets: Chris Bosh
Toronto gets: LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Fernandez, Andre Miller, rights to Joel Freeland, 2011 1st round pick. (Bosh and the teams would need to agree in principle to this deal and then finalize on July 1st when Aldridge's BYC status is removed.)
What do you think? Am I undervaluing Bosh? Am I overvaluing him? Would you be satisfied with this deal? If not, what would you change? Could the Raps do better elsewhere? Curious what you all think.
And if this kind of post from an outsider annoys you, just tell me and I'll delete it. Thanks!