2010 NBA Free Agency: Why Chris Bosh Should Be on the Orlando Magic’s Radar

May 19th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
In the summer of big free agent possibilities, it is often forgotten that not just teams with salary cap space can be contenders for the best free agents available.

Free agents in the midst of their NBA careers who can command maximum contracts have little reason to join another team’s decimated roster and hope management can build a contender around them.

Sorry, New Jersey and New York, but one of the big three joining a rebuilding situation is not going to happen. It is far more enticing to join a team on the brink of a NBA championship who could be just one player away from becoming the next NBA dynasty.

Teams good enough to win in the second round or conference finals can have surplus talent who could be bona fide starters or solid rotation players on other teams. Just the type of talent that could salve the wounds of a team losing their star player to free agency.

In last season’s free agency period, the Orlando Magic matched the Dallas offer for Marcin Gortat even though it was for far more than a 13-minute-per-game backup center should be paid.

But the Magic knew Gortat was more than a backup center and ...

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