Hedo Turkoglu 2010 Trade Chip??
We will obviously be in rebuilding mode if this scenario were to come to fruition and you have to think with all the big spending due to go on this summer that Hedo’s $10-$11 million dollar cap hit will start looking appealing to potential contenders; something Toronto will not be if we don’t sign and trade.
As discussed here, we do not have max-contract space to offer any random player, the only way we can offer anyone a max contract is if it is: Chris Bosh we are offering the contract to, or if we work out a sign and trade.
The real issue here however is that Chris Bosh, does not need a sign and trade to go to some of the rumoured destinations and may actually wish to forgo the extra years and percentage raises in order to make his team more competitive. If Bosh chooses Miami, New York, New Jersey or Chicago, he does not need the Raptors, at all.
Yes, the Raptors are winning now, but Bosh obviously has dreams that are much bigger than a nation of only 30 million and a national GDP roughly equal to that of the State of Texas.
I have felt all along that Hedo’s contract would come into play next season when his contract will seem like a bargain, the 2nd and 3rd years anyways.
One thing Bryan Colangelo must be cognizant of, is that Chris Bosh will not agree to a sign-and-trade that will drain a roster or hurt his new team. He would rather sign for less money and be a legit title contender, than sign for more money and still be on a one and done playoff team.
BC will perform his due diligence and figure out whether or not Bosh wants to stay, and if he does trade him, this summer or before the trade deadline, you can bet that Hedo will be shopped around, perhaps to the Grizzlies for Rudy Gay, or to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson.
What do you think Raptor fans?? Should BC look to trade Hedo this summer if Bosh chooses to bolt and we cannot work out a sign-and-trade??
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