But Durant’s not the only person getting at Bosh. Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo also went at Bosh hard. (Real GM via Toronto’s FAN 590)
“We tried in vain to put pieces around Chris. Different pieces, different styles. It didn’t work out,” Colangelo said of building a roster around his former cornerstone.
“No matter what type of player we brought in, it didn’t seem to have the right mix with him as that centerpiece.”
Sounds a lot like sour apples to me. Yeah, Colangelo tried a lot of different things, but I’d have to note that Jose Calderon isn’t exactly a premier second-banana. It’s not like the “different pieces, different styles” Toronto surrounded Bosh with were studs.
But Colangelo wasn’t done. In his mind, not only was Bosh incapable of being a centerpiece, he was also as soft as Ray Allen’s touch. He should have played those final six games last season, damn it!
“Despite limited swelling and any excessive damage on an MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games … I’m not even questioning Chris’ injury. I’m telling you he was cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part, and the tolerance just apparently wasn’t there and he chose not to play,” Colangelo continued.
“The fact that our season was spiraling downward and we were hoping he’d come back sooner and we were also dealing with a few other things at that point … we were really struggling there.”
Colangelo didn’t stop there.
“Whether he was mentally checked out or just wasn’t quite into it down the stretch, he wasn’t the same guy. I think everybody saw that, but no one wanted to acknowledge it,” he continued.
“At the same time, I never felt we were quite in the game (in terms of signing Bosh to a new contract). There was too much out there, too much built up for him to take an easy out here, and he decided to do that.”
Zing. But it doesn’t matter that people are throwing haymakers at him left and right, because Chris Bosh is the luckiest guy in the world. He hit the free agent market at the perfect time to piggyback his way to a few titles.