Superstar forward Chris Bosh is not expected to return to the Miami Heat if he overcomes the recent setback in his road to recovery. Bosh wanted to play this season but was not cleared to return after failing a physical.
If Bosh recovers from his blood clot problems, he will likely ask for a way out. The Heat need to cooperate, though, as they still need to declare Bosh healthy in order to make him eligible for trades.
Miami Heat Do Not Expect Bosh To Return
Heat president Pat Riley broke his silence about the issue and made a straightforward declaration. The veteran executive and multi-titled coach said that Bosh’s career in Miami is over.
“I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward his return,” Riley told reporters via Sun-Sentinel. “We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over.”
Riley said, though, that it is still up to Bosh if he still wants to play in the NBA. But if he decides to return, he will likely wear a different uniform, considering how the recent issue has affected the relationship between the two parties.
Miami Heat Trading Chris Bosh to Chicago Bulls?
Trading for Bosh will be a risky move for any team in the league because the All-Star forward failed to finish the last two seasons due to blood clots. But if there is a team who could take a gamble on him, Evan Massey of Inquistr thinks it could be the Chicago Bulls.
In order to acquire Bosh, the Bulls might not need to give up valuable assets, which means they just need to make salaries match in order to facilitate a deal. Massey added that acquiring Bosh could be a high risk, high reward for Chicago in the upcoming season.
“Trading for Bosh will be a risk for any team that decides to make the move,” Massey wrote. “For a team like the Bulls, however, it could be the difference between advancing one round in the Eastern Conference playoffs and competing with James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.”
Bosh averaged 19.1 points on top of 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game with the Heat last season. Should the Chicago Bulls trade for Bosh to improve their title chances?