Originally Posted by bokes15
I completely agree, I said the same thing and many people met it with opposition saying things like "who were we gonna get for Bosh anyways?" The fact of the matter is, telling Bosh commit or else would force his hands and take away all that power he had. Sure he could say, "i'll make it more difficult for you to trade me by saying I won't sign an extension" but then he'd definitely be having to sacrifice his 6th year which was not something he wanted to do. Then he probably would've had to do what Melo did which is to say "Ok, I want to go to one of these 3 teams. Get me there and i'll co-operate." Yes, at the end of the day we'd still be in rebuilding mode, but we'd have a lot more to work with.
I think a lot of credit has to be given to Carmelo as well. He said to the management of the Nuggets that he was not going to re-sign in Denver and he made his point clear. In the end it worked out to everyones benefit as the Nuggets got some pieces to build around and Carmelo got to where he wanted to be. The way Bosh handled the situation wasn't great and hasn't worked out for anyone as hes crying in Miami. Maybe says something about Carmelo's character and questioning Bosh's.