Bosh tweets about his NBA future
Soon-to-be free agent ask fans where he should play next season
Believe it or not, Toronto Raptors fans could play a role in the decision-making process of impending unrestricted free agent Chris Bosh.
The all-star forward caught many off guard Friday with the following tweet: "Been wanting to ask. Where should I go next season and why?"
About an hour later, Bosh posted a second message that read: "Ok … Let me rephrase the question. Should I stay or should I go?"
Bosh is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Toronto Raptors, leaving more than $17 million US on the table, in order to join a free-agent class that could also include LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Amare Stoudemire.
Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo hopes to re-sign his star player and probably has shared those feelings with Bosh since the Raptors were eliminated from the NBA playoff picture this month.
Colangelo offered Bosh a contract extension in January, but he turned it down.
"It's the biggest unknown in our situation right now," Colangelo said of Bosh's future in Toronto at a season-ending news conference on April 19. "I fully intend to talk to him … about the possible success that we can have here and why Toronto is the right place for Chris Bosh."
The Raptors entered the all-star break with a 29-23 record, and thoughts of home-court advantage in Round 1 of the playoffs danced in the heads of fans.
A few weeks later, they were back to the .500 mark and dropped four of five to finish the season one game behind Chicago for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Bosh established career highs this season in points-per-game average (24) and rebounds (10.8), was voted to his fifth all-star game and became the franchise leader in scoring and rebounding.