There was a fun little rumor in the New York Times on Sunday that suggested LeBron James and Chris Bosh were headed to the Bulls as part of a package deal. One league executive even went so far to say that it was a "done deal."
It may end up happening in the end, but it's certainly not a done deal yet. At least that's what Chris Bosh's agent said.
"Completely untrue," Bosh's agent Henry Thomas told NBA.com via email. "He hasn't decided anything."
The Bulls do want Bosh, though, and will reportedly meet with him and Joe Johnson first so they can secure one commitment before talking to James, according to Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald. However, Bosh also said that he's very interested in playing for the Miami Heat, meaning the Bulls will have a tough sell.
``Miami is in top contention,'' Bosh said during a quiet moment at DJ Irie's charity golf tournament in Miami Beach. ``With the money they have, the cap space they have, the rights on Dwyane [Wade], him possibly staying. And just having a good organization; they are known as a first-class organization. Dwyane is going to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game when it's said and done.''
One darkhorse in the Bosh sweepstakes? Houston. The Rockets are very interested in working out a sign-and-trade deal to bring in Bosh, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Amid indications Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh will seek to join another top free agent on a team with cap space, a person with knowledge of the Rockets' thinking said Houston is confident it will be in the running and is considering seeking another enticement.
The individual familiar with the Rockets' thinking said Houston could attempt to give Bosh a chance to sign with an All-Star guard by making a run at Atlanta Hawks free agent Joe Johnson.