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1 11th August 03:34
chris hafner
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Default Chris Bosh Article on ESPN


http://sports.espn.go.com/nbadraft/d03/story?id=1572146

Considering the trade talks, nice timing for Sonics fans.

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There is talk that Bosh is too skinny. He weighed just a measly 210 pounds
last season. The Dallas native has gained 15 pounds since the end of the
college season and hopes to get to 235 pounds by the start of the NBA season
in October. Bosh has amazing skills inside the paint and from the perimeter,
but how quickly he builds strength will determine how fast he makes a major
impact in the NBA. He stands 6-foot-11 in shoes and has a 7-3 wingspan,
but without muscle, those physical attributes won't be used to the fullest
by Bosh.

A lot of people have no idea what this kid is about. Think Tim Duncan
persona. Quiet but deadly. Not one to bring attention to himself, Bosh isn't
exactly a great basketball name, either. Maybe he should use his middle name
Wesson instead. Basically, Bosh hasn't caught the imagination of America
quite like LeBron, Darko or Melo has. But in time, he should make a name for
himself with his game, not with his mouth or look.

He has a chance to be as good as (James, Milicic and Anthony)," Nuggets
general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said. "He's obviously physically younger. It
may take a year or so. But he's a very, very talented young man. He was very
successful in school and he's going to be very successful in the pros."

"Most people in the league presume James, Milicic, Anthony and Bosh will be
drafted in that order and the draft begins at 5," one Western Conference
executive said.

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So .... is he worth (basically) Barry, Rad and the No. 12? Take either Barry
or Rad out, and subtract Jerome Williams on the other end, and I'd say it's
the kind of gamble the Sonics almost have to take if they want to be be
competitive down the road.

Cheers,
Chris Hafner
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