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Chris Bosh offers advice to Denver’s front office

Jan 14, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT

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Last season, we all pretty much knew Chris Bosh was out of Toronto. He didn’t push for a trade and kept hinting he might re-sign, the Raptors in retrospect should have pushed him to sign and extension or get dealt, but they didn’t. Everyone just rode out the season.

So his situation was not exactly like the Carmelo Anthony situation, but there were similarities. I guess. Either way, he’s been watching the Carmelo Anthony situation unfold like the rest of us and when he spoke to the Denver Post he had advice for Masai Ujiri, the Nuggets GM who Bosh knew when both were with the Raptor organization.

“As soon as (it was announced Ujiri) was coming here, I said ‘Ooh. He’s got his hands full with all the rumors,’” Bosh said. “The rumors had started already before all that. It was just like ‘Aw man he’s going to have to deal with that and do a good job. But you know, Masai, he works hard and he’s a great guy. I think he’ll be fine….”

“Just communicate,” Bosh said. “It’s a business. Whether a move is made or not, just communicate. I think that’s important. And just keep the respect and at the end of the day nobody can say the other wasn’t professional if they part. Period. And I’m sure everyone will come to the best solution whether that’s staying here or moving on.”

There was plenty of speculation around Bosh last season — at every stop he got the “Can you picture yourself here with Team X?” question — and he said that a distraction like the Anthony trade rumors can wear on a team.

“It’s extremely hard,” Bosh said. “All you want to do as a player is think about what you’re supposed to do, think about your profession. And you can’t escape it. People are asking you every minute of everyday. Mentally, whether you know it or not that’s going to take a toll on you. You might be short on your shots, you might just be playing bad and don’t know why. You could be aware of it, you may not be. He’s been going through a lot right now. It may not be only the trade rumors. It could be other things. Things in your personal life can affect you, too. So, all you have to do is try your best and be a professional and try as hard as you can.”

  1. d57fan - Jan 14, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    I’m counting on YOU god, to show your love by spraining Wade & LeBron’s ankles so this over-rated twit will have to show what most of the league never bothered to watch while he was with the Raptors: he isn’t a superstar or a leader or a franchise player..he’s a soft, skilled scorer..period….

    • vikesdynasty - Jan 14, 2011 at 4:46 PM

      yup…and an oversized neck

  2. bigtrav425 - Jan 14, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Overrated POS…for his name ot be in the same convo as wade n james is disrespectful to them

  3. goforthanddie - Jan 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    1-Did LePunk give Bosh permission to speak?
    2-Mr. Vasquez has made it clear he wants out of Denver, and gave the team ample time to make a decent trade. Bosh knew he wanted out all along, didn’t have the grapes to admit it, and thinks he can give good advice?

  4. metalhead65 - Jan 15, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    I always get a laugh when overpaid millionaires talk about “respect”. he wants to make sure that each side treats each other with respect?seems to me when somebody offers you 65 mil. that shows respect. turning it down then demanding to be traded to only 1 team does not. the nuggets should stick to their guns and get what they want for him or trade him to the timberwolves at the deadline for some new basketballs for practice or whatever minnesota gives them. he is going to leave when the season ends anyway and screw the nuggets so why not? if he thinks he is miserable now wait till he has to play for that team if only for a couple of months!

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