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Bosh officially becomes free agent, Colangelo expects him to leave

Jun 28, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

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It’s far from surprising news, but Chris Bosh’s free agency has now become official. After missing the playoffs with the Toronto Raptors last season, forward Chris Bosh has decided to opt out of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. 
Raptors GM Brian Coangelo sat down for an interview with Toronto’s Fan 590 on Monday. During the interview, Colangelo revealed that Bosh has officially opted out of his contract. Colangelo then went on to say that he feels it is “likely” that Bosh will leave. Colangelo gave the impression that the Raptors are now hoping to lose Bosh in a sign-and-trade rather than free agency, but sounded less than confident that the Raptors will be able to do even that. At one point, a frustrated Colangelo revealed that he has had a difficult time even making contact with Bosh this off-season.
Bosh’s departure from Toronto is all but a foregone conclusion at this point; even so, it’s interesting to hear the general manager of his former team all but admit that his team’s best player will not be returning next season. To listen to the full interview, which includes Colangelo giving his thoughts on possible tampering and what the team plans to do with Hedo Turkoglu, click the link. 
  1. Toronto - Jun 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Dude, you might want to spell the GM’s name right in your headline and article…

  2. aaron - Jun 28, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Bosh is one of the worst on the ball defenders i’ve witnessed. Good riddance to BOsh and his static offense. He provided nothing but an iso forward. The rest of the raptors will be happy without Bosh.. Better defense and better ball movement will make the Raptors as good without him as we were with him

  3. Jack Torres - Jun 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    shouldve gotten beasley and chalmers for him when he had the chance

  4. banner18 - Jun 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Goodbye Toronto, hello South Beach.
    I agree that he’s not a defender. At least not based on what we’ve seen. But remember that people said the same things about Pau Gasol. He was soft too, remember?
    Bosh is an excellent scoring big man who is not a center.
    He will go to Miami and join D-Wade. And I strongly believe that LeBron will stay with the Cavs.

  5. GoodbyeBosh - Jun 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    I agree. Toronto’s better off without Bosh. Addition by subtraction. It wasn’t hard to defend Toronto when the ball only went to him.
    I don’t get Bosh’s take on wanting to go somewhere else to be the franchise player then we hear him following Lebron or Wade. If he admitted he’s a Pau Gasol, he’d get further… even if it was in Toronto (a franchise willing to surround him with the right teammates).

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