The blogojevich-sphere has been on fire with speculation regarding Stephen A. Smith’s reportage that Chris Bosh has already let the Raptors know that his days in the Great Wilds of the North are limited.
The Knicks Blog’s Myles A. Mills throws out a Harrington, Lee, and Jeffries for Bosh deal.
At first I thought this to be a poor use of assets. After all, Bosh is going to be a free agent soon enough. Why spend Lee for Bosh when you can eventually have both?
However, why chance it? If the Knicks could trade Lee for Bosh they’d secure one superstar, which would be enough to lure another in 2010. If they just wait until 2010, they would be one team amid many trying to secure Bosh’s services.
Plus, if the Knicks are to the point where they are hesitant to trade Lee for Bosh then they are entering John Paxson territory, holding onto Loul Deng instead of trading him for Kobe or KG when the opportunity presented itself, and paying Hinrich way more than he’s worth.
The Celtics weren’t scared to trade all their promising youth to Seattle and Minnesota and it landed them a title.
That said, I don’t think the Knicks have the goods to get a Bosh deal done. Not when Miami can offer Marion and Beasley and Dallas can offer Josh Howard.