What If Chris Bosh Walks? A Toronto Raptors Disaster Recovery Plan

April 29th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
What if the unthinkable happens this summer, and Chris Bosh walks away from the Toronto Raptors for nothing?

No sign and trade deal, no talent coming back, not even a trade exception to work with. It could happen.

As unlikely as it is that Bosh walks away from over $30 million in guaranteed money, he would have to be stark-raving mad to do it. There is nothing but money stopping the talented power forward from signing a free-agent deal with another team.

And there are a number of teams that appear to have the cap space to sign max free agents to five-year deals worth $100 million or more. They include:

Miami Heat Chicago Bulls LA Clippers Minnesota Timberwolves New Jersey Nets New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings Washington Wizards About a third of the NBA deliberately, or otherwise cleared, enough contracts this season to be able to participate in one of the biggest free-agent free-for-alls in living memory. And over half of the league could be in the unusual position of having at least some cap space with which to pursue players.

To clear that kind of salary space, means there are going t ...

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