Cohen: NBA Trade Proposals
WHY FOR MIAMI: Josh Cohen’s Analysis: The Heat will only trade Bosh if they lose to the Spurs in the Finals. If that happens, it will probably be because, similar to what transpired in the ECF vs. the Pacers, the Big Three shrunk to a Big One. Bosh is fragile and passive and to appease LeBron James before he can opt out and test free agent waters, Miami must bulk up in the paint to avoid frequent setbacks in the playoffs. While just a rookie last season, Valanciunas proved he could develop into a low-post threat. Against teams like the Pacers (Hibbert), Bulls (Noah), Grizzlies (Gasol) and Spurs (Duncan/Splitter), it would be a major benefit for the Heat to implement more size and strength down low.