He's baaaaaack. Bosh, that is
Chris Bosh has been thinking about returning to the Raptor lineup for a couple of days.
Sunday, his thoughts should turn into reality.
Just got done a typical Saturday practice -- not much going on, very, very few media types around -- and Bosh says he's good to go against Houston on Sunday afternoon.
"I wanted to play Wednesday and I knew I couldn’t," he said. "Scott (McCullough, the team's trainer), Ray (Chow, the message therapist who stay behind Friday to work with Bosh), the whole training staff was on me, saying, ‘you know, it might not work today’ and I kind of figured that. I think it’s better that I was patient and it hasn’t turned into anything that could be a long-term injury.
He said he got some good treatment staying back Friday instead of venturing to Boston -- smart man, not going to that one -- and feels close to 100 per cent.
The trickle down impact is huge. Joey doesn't have to start, Hump doesn't have to play 30 minutes and maybe someone can get an open shot out of posting the ball and letting Bosh kick it out to someone not guarded. Watching Boston simply stay at home on everyone on the perimeter showed just how much the Raptors miss a post presence -- any kind of post presence.
Oh, and the old Iron Horse Bargnani? Won't play tomorrow, may practice Monday which could mean playing Tuesday in Atlanta. Or he could need a couple of practices, which would put his return at Friday in Indy.