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Raptors Willing To Trade Chris Bosh To Cleveland

The Toronto Raptors look to be fine with trading their star power forward Chris Bosh to Cleveland where he can earn a maximum deal and play with LeBron James.  Those are two of three things that Bosh really wants, but playing in Cleveland is not one of those.  The proposed trade between Cleveland and Toronto would be this multi-player transaction per ESPN:

The exact details of the potential trade have not been solidified, but Toronto likely would get Anderson Varejao and/or J.J. Hickson, Delonte West and perhaps Anthony Parker. A draft pick could be involved as well.

Bosh really wants to play with James but he would rather do so in Miami, Chicago, or New Jersey.  He also would like to play with Dwyane Wade in any of those cities as well, but Toronto has zero interest in trading with Miami since they have no players the Raptors want.

SB Nation Raptors blog Raptors HQ would be satisfied with the right deal in a sign and trade regarding Bosh:

If Toronto could get either Hickson or Varejao in addition to West or Parker and a pick, I'd be pretty happy. Both Hickson and Varejao would be nice complements to Andrea Bargnani up front, Delonte West could provide scrappy play at the 1 or 2 off the bench, and of course, Anthony Parker's leadership would be a welcome re-addition despite his declining skills. Toss in a draft pick and the Raps could certainly do a lot worse.

When push comes to shove will Bosh be willing to sign a five year $96 million deal as a free agent and leave a six year $125 million deal on the table which he can make in a sign and trade.