The Miami Heat are leaning towards waiving Chris Bosh. Should the Cleveland Cavaliers make a move on the two-time NBA champion?
LeBron James said he stands behind his brother in this difficult chapter of his career. The Cavaliers superstar was caught off guard by Pat Riley’s controversial decision to veto a Bosh comeback.
“The most important thing is his health. Whatever decision he wants to do, I’m all for it,” he told the Sun Sentinel, via NBC Sports. “I was pretty surprised to hear that the team was just done with him, for them to come out and say that. But it’s not like I’ve been there to know exactly what’s gone on.”
Bosh recently failed a physical exam which barred him from joining the Heat training camp. Despite the setback, he still believes he can play basketball at a high level.
The 6-foot-11 power forward would have to convince another team to give him playing time. NBA pundits expect the Heat to rule him out for next season.
Bosh could suit up for the Cavaliers. Aside from his relationship with LeBron James, he was also seen with LeBron’s business manager Maverick Carter earlier this summer.
On Wednesday, Bosh added fuel to the Cavaliers rumors when he fired his long-time agent Leon Rose. There were speculations that Rose had accepted the Heat diagnosis. He supposedly didn’t want to help Bosh in his quest to return to the NBA.
Bosh will need a new representative to negotiate with interested teams. CBS Sports pointed that Rich Paul, who happens to represent LeBron James, is just one call away.
Recurring blot clot problems forced Bosh to miss significant amount of games in the past two seasons. He has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lung and left leg. Bosh has undergone rehabilitation and numerous surgeries to drain excess fluid out of his system.