Miami Heat superstar could be on the move if things back down at South Beach.
As uncertainty continues to grow about the likelihood of the ‘Big Three” returning to the Miami Heat, there is one team looking to swoop if they get the chance – the Houston Rockets.
While they would love to secure LeBron James, and let’s be honest what team wouldn’t, the latest news from Houston suggests Chris Bosh would be a much more likely candidate to leave Florida.
The Rockets have been one of the most active teams this free agency period with their number one target being Carmelo Anthony.
The team hosted Anthony on Wednesday this week and they still hope the small forward will become a Rocket despite receiving tempting offers from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.
Should Anthony elect to stay in the Big Apple or go to other greener pastures, the Rockets will lock onto Bosh.
Houston will need to do a very good job convincing Bosh to up and leave South Beach with every public comment from the 30-year-old suggesting he will stay with the Heat, take a pay cut to help re-tool the roster and try and get back to the NBA finals next season.
Bosh and Dwayne Wade seem, on the surface, the most likely to stay with the team, however, the status of the Big Three seemingly changes by the hour.
On paper the Rockets are right to chase Bosh as he provides just what the team needs to make the jump to a title contender.
Bosh is the kind of skillful stretch four the team needs as he will be able to roam off the ball, be a target to spot up from mid-range thus stretching the floor and not allowing opposing defences simply to collapse on Dwight Howard and blunt his scoring in the low-post.
To sign Bosh the Rockets do have some outstanding issues they need to take care off.
Clearing space from their books is number one with Omar Asik clearly unhappy for the better part of a year and the experiment of playing him alongside Howard never really working.
Jeremy Lin’s rich deal also stands in the way of the team signing Anthony or giving Bosh the kind of deal that will make him interested on turning his back on Wade and James.
So while there are plenty of moving parts in Houston this season, the team is looking to make a splash somewhere this off-season.