Report: Chris Bosh Considering Houston's Offer -- if LeBron Leaves
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Out of the Big Three, Chris Bosh was the most vocal throughout the season that he'd hope to stay in Miami with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In contrast, James has maintained an indecipherable silence, causing the media to chase every crazy theory. Apparently, even Bosh himself has no idea what James plans to do.
Well, the Houston Rockets have reportedly offered Bosh a very sweet four-year, $88 million deal, and Bosh is said to be seriously considering it -- if James leaves Miami.
"A conversation with James about his future in Miami this past weekend created enough doubt for Bosh to begin considering his other options, including Houston's offer, a source said, " ESPN reports. "The source said Bosh did not know whether James was staying in Miami."
James reportedly wants a max salary, which would require Bosh and Wade to take big pay cuts. Wade, with his troubled knees, might not be able to find anything near a prime contract, but there are other teams willing to pay Bosh top dollar.
Yahoo Sports reports the Rockets would need to trade Jeremy Lin to make the deal work, but Bosh would be united with James Harden and Dwight Howard. It's not quite the Big Three, but that's a pretty formidable trio that could make finals runs.
So it seems if James leaves, Bosh leaves too. Whatever the case, these reports do seem a lot more solid than the latest LeBron-to-Cleveland news.
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