The Houston Rockets appear to be clear frontrunners for Chris Bosh and have offered him a max contract according to two people close to the situation.
Sources: Rockets offer Bosh max deal of 4 yrs, $96 million. After weekend convo with LeBron and low offer from Heat, Bosh considering offer
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014
Yahoo Sources: Chris Bosh had first direct conversation w/ Houston, Rockets clear frontrunner if Heat unravel. http://t.co/ffdnzlrNKG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
It’s important to note that Broussard’s numbers, 4yr-$96mil, are totally off. As David Weiner (Clutchfans) noted, Bosh’s max is around 4-years, $88 million since the contract he just finished was less than Anthony’s. Broussard was using Anthony’s max in his tweet.
At this point in free agency, many expect Bosh to end up in Houston, however, we certainly have a long way to go. Bosh is waiting on LeBron James‘ decision before deciding on his future, and it’s possible he re-ups in Miami if they all decide to stay. If James decides to leave Miami, expect Bosh in Houston. That is, of course, if Anthony also decides not to come to Houston, a decision that is expected any day now.
As we have the first six days of free agency, we continue to wait first on James and Anthony before the rest of the dominoes fall.
For now, it seems likely the Rockets end up with one star. Who?
In Morey We Trust