Chris Bosh has narrowed in on a list of five preferred NBA teams, and his agent has relayed that list to the Toronto Raptors, according to a report on ESPN.com.
The list of teams included the Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Sources said that list was given to Toronto management in case the Raptors want to construct a sign-and-trade deal if Bosh doesn't re-sign with Toronto.
Sources said the Raptors prefer a sign-and-trade if Bosh is intent on leaving Toronto. Bosh reportedly likes that option as well. The Raptors likely would want a big man to replace the 6-10, 230-pound Bosh in the lineup.
One source said that Bosh's decision hinges on where LeBron James signs. If James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers and opts sign with either the Knicks or the Bulls, Bosh may also land there along with James.
Bosh, 26, is an unrestricted free agent. He averaged 24 points per game last season and has averaged 20.2 points per game for his career.