Chris Bosh is seemingly done with the Miami Heat. There is absolutely zero chance that Miami Heat allow the veteran forward to return for the 2016-17 season.
Since Bosh has failed a physical, Heat’s front office has reportedly informed the NBA that they wish to claim medical hardship on the 11-time All-Star’s contract on Feb. 9.
The Heat will have to wait until Feb.9 since it would mark one year since Bosh played an NBA game.
Even though Bosh insists that his playing career isn’t done, there is little chance that a team doctors or an NBA medical representative approves of his comeback.
Chris Bosh won’t be traded…
What are the chances that Heat trade Bosh to a team that is willing to clear the forward?
Don’t count on it. Bosh is still a little over $70 million over the next three years by the Miami Heat. At this stage, they don’t stand to benefit by waiving him or even trading him.
On Feb. 9, the Heat would have to basically seek out the diagnosis of an independent doctor appointed by the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association.
Following that, the said doctor would have declare that Bosh’s ailment is a career-ending affliction. At this point, Heat can waive him and claim complete medical hardship on his contract.
By following the aforementioned procedure, Heat would get rid of Bosh’s contract and can pursue free agents Chris Paul and Blake Griffin next summer.
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Not giving up…
Even though most analysts and Heat front office members don’t expect to see Bosh back on the court, the man himself isn’t giving up.
“Just because the journey has ups and downs doesn’t mean I will stop sharing with you guys. “So I will just continue to share despite what’s going on,” the two-time NBA champion said during an episode of Uninterrupted.
On failing the physical with the Miami Heat, Bosh said: “Little setbacks happen. But that doesn’t change my intentions and what I want to accomplish.
“So I hope you continue to watch (the Uninterrupted series). I hope you continue to just take in my journey and just come along with me with the ups and downs. So it’s a down moment right now, but everything’s going to be all right.”
Chris Bosh averaged 19.1 points and 7.1 rebounds from 53 games last season.