Sizing Up Other Potential Bosh Suitors

It's known that everyone in Houston has a hard-on for Chris Bosh. That much is undeniable. Many have analyzed the likes of Chicago, Miami and Dallas potentially landing the unrestricted free agent; however, not much has been said about the teams that stand a chance of hitting it big in the lottery that also have cap room to spare.

I think the lottery thing is a HUGE deal incentive-wise. New York has no lottery pick this year, and disgustingly enough, Utah does. I played the lottery machine about 20 times, and 3 or 4 times Utah came up with the No. 2 pick. Barf. Anyway, New Jersey is the favorite to win the lottery or come in at a close 2nd. Right now, their lineup looks like this:

devin harris / , pg

courtney lee / jarvis hayes, sg

trenton hassell / terrence williams, sf

yi jianlin / josh boone, pf

brook lopez, c

Suppose (and it's definitely not much of a stretch) that the Nets win the lottery and pick up John Wall. To me, they instantly have the best trade package for a player like Bosh inasmuch as they'd be able to offer Devin Harris, Josh Boone's contract, and a pick or two. Then they'd have a core of wall, bosh and lopez, with yi coming off the bench. New Jersey is going to be playing in Brooklyn in the not-too-distant future, which then gives you the added flashiness of playing in a huge city coupled with what looks like a pretty solid team on paper.


Honestly, I can't see another lottery-bound team being able to offer up a great package (except for maybe Golden State, who could conceivably offer Stephen Curry and a big man like Anthony Randolph [if they win John Wall]), but New Jersey, in my eyes, has a good shot at picking up that caliber of a player, and would still have money to sign a 2nd tier big name like Rudy Gay or Joe Johnson (assuming it's safe to call him that after his awful playoff performance).

No cursing in title. No pirated material, such as links to online game streams. Do not cut/paste entire sections of content from other websites. Thanks.

SB Nation Featured Video
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Dream Shake

You must be a member of The Dream Shake to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Dream Shake. You should read them.

Join The Dream Shake

You must be a member of The Dream Shake to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Dream Shake. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.