While LeBron James has talked only to Larry King about free agency, Chris Bosh is a true friend to the fans.
Besides a number of radio appearances, Bosh chatted with the Miami Herald at a charity golf tournament.
He repeated much of the usual chatter about the Heat being a top contender. He denied the Yahoo.com rumor that he’s planning to follow LeBron to Chicago, but didn’t rule out the Bulls.
He had a interesting response when asked if he’d be willing to play center for his new team (not jumping to conclusions there, I don’t think).
“The thing I said when I came into free agency is I'm going to be a forward,” Bosh said. “I'm going to play my natural position.”
That’s an advantage for the Bulls, because they already have a center in Joakim Noah. Miami has Joel Anthony, who’s a decent shot-blocker, but would probably have to acquire a true starting center, maybe taking a shot at free agent Brendan Haywood.
For New York to pair Bosh with LeBron James, which some Big Apple enthusiasts actually think might happen, they’d need Eddy Curry, Danilo Gallinari or a minimum-salary addition to play center. None of the three is a strong option.
If LeBron decides against Chicago, the Bulls’ backup plan is to sign Bosh and Joe Johnson, which might be realistic. Miami figures to end up with either Bosh, Amare Stoudemire or Carlos Boozer.
Bosh says Heat is in top contention