Chris Bosh’s agent: “I haven’t given Bryan any lists. There is no list.”

via The Toronto Sun:

Turns out there is a list that Colangelo has, but it didn’t come from Thomas.

Last night, Thomas revealed he has never submitted a list to Colangelo like the one Ford described and never would.

“Why would I do that?” Thomas said to the Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. “We’re still in a process of evaluating a lot different situations.”

According to Thomas, the whole Bosh scenario remains very much an on-going process and to limit himself to any number of teams would be counter productive.

“I haven’t closed the door on anything,” Thomas insisted. “I haven’t given Bryan any lists. There is no list. This is a process that is ongoing.”

There were other reports last night, though, of the existence of a longer list that is in the Raptors’ possession that lists trade partners that are acceptable to Bosh. The list is reportedly longer than the five names in the ESPN story.

Bosh can become a free agent June 30. If he opts to go that route he would forfeit approximately $30 million US on the kind of maximum deal only the Raptors can offer. In order to cash in on that kind of deal with another team, he would have to first sign with Toronto and then be traded within 48 hours.

Both Bosh and Colangelo in their season-ending meetings with the Toronto media made it very clear that the two have agreed, if Bosh does not stay in Toronto, the two sides will work in tandem to pull off a sign and trade.

It benefits Bosh because it allows him to leave while not having to forfeit any potential future income. It works in the Raptors’ favour because they can at least get something in return, something they won’t get if he just signs elsewhere.

Among the teams not on the ESPN list that are believed to be possible landing spots for the 26-year-old power forward are the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thanks to a commenter for passing this on.

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