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Raptors GM takes swipe at Bosh

After Cavs owner Dan Gilbert went on his tirade a few weeks back, it seemed as if Toronto would stay above the fray.

In this mornings' edition of the Toronto Sun, we see that's not the case.

Raptors president/general manager Bryan Colangelo chose his words carefully during a Monday interview with the FAN 590’s Bob McCown, but clearly is not pleased with the way things turned out with Bosh.

Colangelo intoned that Bosh took a long time to return from injury even though he had been medically cleared and that he started thinking ahead to his future to the detriment of the Raptors.

“Despite limited swelling and any excessive damage on an MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games ... I’m not even questioning Chris’ injury. I’m telling you he was cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part, and the tolerance just apparently wasn’t there and he chose not to play,” Colangelo said.

“The fact that our season was spiralling downward and we were hoping he’d come back sooner and we were also dealing with a few other things at that point ... we were really struggling there.”

Colangelo went on to elaborate:

“Whether he was mentally checked out or just wasn’t quite into it down the stretch, he wasn’t the same guy. I think everybody saw that, but no one wanted to acknowledge it.”

“At the same time, I never felt we were quite in the game (in terms of signing Bosh to a new contract). There was too much out there, too much built up for him to take an easy out here, and he decided to do that.”

Colangelo also said Bosh was hard to build around.

“We tried in vain to put pieces around Chris. Different pieces, different styles. It didn’t work out.”

“No matter what type of player we brought in, it didn’t seem to have the right mix with him as that centrepiece.”

Colangelo was a guest on my show before the trade deadline. At the time he told us he was open to a sign and trade if that's what it came down to.

The fact that he took the time to bash Bosh (for his toughness/desire) now is silly. He should have traded him when he had the chance.

When I hosted the Heat's pre & post game shows on radio, I used to say, "chalk one up for the good guys," during the victory.

I think these days everyone should embrace this mantra...

CHALK ONE UP FOR THE BAD GUYS!

JS

Jorge Sedano Show weekdays 6am-10am on 790 The Ticket

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DelrayRob

Jorge,

What about Chalk one up for the Legion of Doom, The Dominators of the NBA, The Kings of Sting, The Dashing Destroyers, The Counts of Montecristo, the one the only Apollo...ummm Miami Heat.

Orlando

I just hope that Da'Sean Butler is being counted to make this 2010-11 Heat team. He's just too good a player to simply let go due to his injury. Please let your readers know what's-up with his spot on this team?

Mike

How was Colangelo supposed to trade him at the deadline during the season when the Raptors were on their way to tying a franchise record in number of wins before the All-Star Break?

Realist - Toronto

Miami is a pile of garbage. Playoff games and can't even sell out the arena, what a bunch of useless fans, I hope Miami crumbles big time. Bunch of clowns.

Dave

Miami is a terrible terrible city.

David

It's not like Colangelo is saying now what the media wasn't saying in March.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/basketball/nba/raptors/article/780366--feschuk-distracted-bosh-playing-out-string

bob smith

hope these ass clowns don't work out for you guys

ptw

Colangelo is just finally saying now what Toronto fans had been saying for a long, long time: that Bosh was difficult to build around, and that he didn't seem the same after the All-Star break.

In Bosh's defense though, even though Colangelo DID try a lot of different pieces around Bosh, they were never really the right pieces. Anyway, now that he doesn't always have to be the man, I think Bosh's game will improve. He will be able to expend more energy on defense and he will shred the single coverage that James and Wade will allow him to get.

Jay

you're an idiot jorge, its people like you who "think" they know the game, but in reality you just make yourself look like an ignorant moron, know your facts

Aaron

I hope you keep chirping all thru the season cause you'll be eating your words after Wade and Bosh go down with injuries which you know will happen and with your great bench players you will be First Round Casualties.After next season's lockout you won't be able to keep your big three together with the hard cap coming so make Bosh's short stay as pleasant as possible.HA HA.Adam Morrison 2 rings,your big three 1 ring that's how good you guys are.

Tony - NY

Seriously?? What kind of writes do Miami have! I cant believe you get paid to write this stuff!

What is BC suppose to say? So its Okay for players to thrash the organization and city they leave...but not okay for the management to say that the player didn't work out for them?

Sal

You clearly didn't watch a single Raptor game down the stretch. Bosh was a different player in February and March than he was the previous 6 1/2 years. He CHECKED OUT dude. There is no denying that. A leader takes a team on his shoulders were they need to be led. Sorry Chris, we love you but you are clearly a Robin not Batman.

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