It didn’t work out 4 years ago but the Houston Rockets are making a strong push to sign Miami Heat PF Chris Bosh. The have reportedly made the 9-time All Star a max deal which would pay him roughly $88M over 4 years. In 2010 The Rockets courted Bosh when he left the Toronto Raptors. He eventually teamed up with LeBron James & Dwayne Wade in Miami to form the South Beach version of the Big Three, winning two NBA championships in the process.
Adding Bosh would be huge coup for the Rockets. He brings a strong defensive presence and the unique ability to shoot threes from the power forward position. He would represent the third major addition to the Rockets in as many years having traded for SG James Harden in 2012 and signing C Dwight Howard away from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013.
The Rockets made the same offer to SF Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks last Wednesday, and while he has not ruled out signing with the home team, insiders are speculating he will stay in NYC or pair with Kobe Bryant in L.A.
The next couple of days can seriously shift the landscape of the NBA’s power players. But who will tip the first domino? Will LeBron James leave Miami for his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers? Will Bosh sign with Rockets instead of waiting for James “Decision Pt. 2”? Is this some elaborate ploy by James to push Bosh out of Miami so the Heat can sign Carmelo?