just from a toronto fans point of view i like this trade to a certain extent. it would hard to give up vince and all that he brings, but the need for depth is far more pressing. the raps would gain above average quality depth at two of the hardest postions to get it for, the 4 and the 5. also at the same time they would get rid of rose's contract. as well if the raps trade away vince they need someone to fill his shoes as far as pr goes and the only players that have as good of chance of selling in canada are nash and magloire.
i know a lot of people doubt vince's abilities, but i have been able to watch every game he has played in over the last couple of years and when he is healthy he can score 30 points more easily than anyone in the league. of course the knock on him is that he is always hurt. last year he was hurt, but the injury he had was a cheap shot from bowen that would have put anybody out.
as for rose he is not a cancer perse, just someone who wants to win at all costs. no doubt he is a chucker and complains to the refs all game, but he is a creative passer and has a great post game. with rose and vc, the hornets 1,2, and 3 would be the best in the league. it's just too bad they give up there front court to do it.
as for bosh, there is no chance he will be leaving toronto for a long time. the only reason the raps feel they can trade vc is that they think they can build around bosh and have him as the franchise player for years to come. personally i don't think this trade was ever really seriously discussed, but more just put out there to gauge value probably by both teams.