NBA Trade Rumors – As the NBA Finals are underway, other teams around the league are not sleeping. As you can expect, a lot of crazy rumors are thrown into the mill, and while most of these don’t necessarily come true, they are always fun to investigate. Here are the latest rumors.
You want crazy? Here’s crazy — Chris Bosh to the Charlotte Bobcats
The best way to start this off is with the latest and probably most insane rumor yet. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe has the following:
“The Charlotte Bobcats are looking to make a splash this summer and are open to trading their first-round pick in a package for an All-Star-caliber player. There are rumors the Heat will be looking to deal Chris Bosh, and the Bobcats, who are under the salary cap and could accept Bosh’s near-maximum deal, could be a prime candidate. As much as Charlotte would love to build through the draft, team officials understand they have to start winning and need a player to be the face of the franchise. Bosh could serve that purpose”
Well, I’m not sure who came up with this rumor, but it’s clearly born out of the fact that Bosh has been struggling in these playoffs. However, if Bosh was ever traded, I highly doubt that it was for a high draft pick in a weak draft class. What the Heat could look for would be a solid and established big man. So, yes…As much as the Bobcats deserve a break, don’t really expect this to happen.