According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, Chris Bosh has submitted his list of preferred teams to Toronto for a possible sign-and-trade, and the list doesn’t include Portland.
Bosh’s wish list, according to sources, includes the Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and New York Knicks, in no particular order.
If he were to leave Toronto, Bosh would prefer to do a sign-and-trade, which would allow him to get an extra year on his contract and larger year-to-year raises. In short, he can earn considerably more money with a sign-and-trade as opposed to just signing with another team. By giving the Raptors the list now, it gives the team time to construct potential deals that they could live with.
Obviously the oft-mentioned LaMarcus Aldridge-Chris Bosh sign-and-trade was never fully realistic — in large part because Aldridge is currently a poison-pill player, until July 1 — but this should reinforce the idea that it’s not going to happen.