No Extension For Bosh

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2009

Chris Bosh is entering a contract year and to no surprise the Toronto Raptors will want to sign him to an extension before that year finishes. Only problem for them it appears Bosh wants no such thing. With his free agency set for 2010 who can blame him? That’s going to arguably be the biggest summer in NBA history and the most money thrown around.

“(When) I signed a three-year (extension in 2006) I had a goal in mind and that was to put myself in the best position (in 2010) … I’m thinking I just want to stick to my goal, stick to what I was doing. That’s a part of the plan. I just want to address things (after) next season. There’s a reason why I did things the way I did them back then.” Bosh told reporters Thursday

You have to give Bosh credit he played the game and knew what the summer of 2010 would look like. Everyone knows LeBron James will be a free agent but Dwayne Wade and Amare Stoudamire will too. There are so many young stars set to be free that teams have been saving up their money for years (i.e. the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and others).

Even with all that money on the market there still is a chance Bosh signs an extension. “An old school guy told me: ‘Take advantage. You can’t play this game forever. Make sure you maximize your potential,’ ” Bosh said. So you know what that means, Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo must offer a max deal if he wants him back in the fold.

Speaking of free agency, its got Bosh working harder then ever this off season. He’s been working with a trainer and attempting to put on some more weight (all muscle of course). He admitted to reporters that he tried to do so a few years ago but got discouraged and gave up. “I was like doing this, doing that, doing this and I wasn’t seeing any results,” Bosh said. “I think perseverance is a big thing for me this summer.”

If he can keep himself on track this time then just maybe he can take Wade over as the #2 free agent on the market next year. A bulked up Bosh would be a terror on the court.

“It’s hard. I mean, I eat three meals a day but it’s not like I’m killing the food. I eat until I’m full and that’s it. Now I have a schedule and it doesn’t matter how I feel (hungry or not), I eat.”

Hopefully he keeps at it cause he’d look great in a Knicks uniform should they lose out in the Lebron sweepstakes.

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