NBA Rumors: Chris Bosh next team— 5 teams best fit for big man, includes return to Toronto, reunion with LeBron James in Cleveland

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The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh can’t meet eye-to-eye with regards to the big man’s return to the team. Bosh has declared he still wants to play in the NBA but Heat president Pat Riley insisted that Bosh is not fit to play in the league anymore. This has prompted NBA rumors that Miami will either trade, waive Bosh or the big man will retire due to his blood clot problems.

Here are 5 teams that are probable destinations for Chris Bosh, who still wants to play despite the risks to his health from his injury. This can only happen if the Heat waives the big man.

A trade is unlikely because of Bosh’s big contract and teams will be scared to make a deal because they will be giving up too much in any trade.

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1. Toronto Raptors

The Canadian team was Bosh’s first team in the NBA. He was a franchise player for the team and still loved in Toronto. Bosh played for the Raptors from 2003 to 2010 when he was the number one option for the Raptors.

Bosh will be a perfect fit in Toronto with the power forward position one of their weakest spots in the roster. If Bosh joins the Raptors, he can start for the team and they will move free agent signing Jared Sullinger to the bench.

2. Cleveland Cavaliers

A Chris Bosh reunion with LeBron James? If the Cavs manage to get Bosh, they can give a major off-the-bench role for the veteran and the friends can make another run at an NBA title, which they both won in Miami. LeBron has been vocal about supporting Bosh and criticizing Riley and if available, LeBron will convince the front office to sign Bosh.

3. Houston Rockets

The Rockets wanted to sign Bosh before he signed a huge five-year in Miami. It’s not clear if Houston still wants him especially that they signed a power forward (Ryan Anderson) already this offseason.

But with a Mike D’Antoni offense, the Rockets can be boosted by another offensive player like Bosh, who can start the center position in Houston.

4. Dallas Mavericks

Similar to the Rockets, they already have the starting frontcourt players filled with Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki. However, Bogut is injury-prone and Nowitzki is old. Adding Bosh as a sixth man will help their offense.

5. Brooklyn Nets

This is the most interesting landing spot for Bosh because the Nets are not likely to battle for a playoff spot. However, a healthy Bosh with Brook Lopez in the frontcourt will improve the team, to add to another valuable starter in Jeremy Lin at the point guard position.

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Bosh averaged 19.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists last year for Miami. If healthy, the veteran can still help any playoff or title contender.

Among the teams mentioned in NBA rumors, which is the best destination for Chris Bosh?

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