Chris Bosh
PF FA
5 months ago

Bosh has officially been waived by the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the Heat have waived Bosh, clearing his remaining $52.1 million salary off the books as a result of a medical exception due to blood clot episodes. Bosh last played during the 2015 season, where he averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 boards over 53 games. As a testament to Bosh's accomplishments with the Heat, Pat Riley has indicated that Bosh's jersey will be retired. All signs indicate that Bosh will likely retire and possibly work in television, as he did with Turner Sports for a period of five weeks during last season.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
6 months ago

Bosh has agreed to part ways with the Heat in a deal made between him, the team, the union and the NBA, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The Heat will receive "maximum cap relief" before the start of free agency.

EDGE Analysis

The deal, while still unofficial, seems all but done. Once everything is sorted out, the Heat will permanently clear Bosh's remaining $52.1 million salary off the books, even if he resumes his career elsewhere. The 33-year-old hasn't taken the floor during the past season and a half due to blood clot episodes, for which he remains on blood thinners. He last played during the 2015 season, where he averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while playing 53 games. It's unknown at this time if he will officially retire soon, but he worked as a guest studio analyst for Turner sports for a period of five weeks during this past season -- seemingly testing the waters outside of his playing career.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
9 months ago

Bosh (blood clots) will work as a guest studio analyst for Turner Sports over the next five weeks and seems to have ruled out a potential return this season, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bosh made his debut on TNT on Monday night, signaling that he's already started to thinking about his post-playing career after team doctors failed his physical due to complications stemming from blood clots, an issue the big man has dealt with since February 2015. Once an independent doctor rules that Bosh's blood clots are a career-ending condition, the Heat are expected to clear the remaining two years of his five-year, $118.7 million contract from their books at some point after March 1, though Bosh will still be paid out his salary in full. Heat president Pat Riley acknowledged in September that Bosh's career with Miami was likely over, and though a release from the team wouldn't preclude the 32-year-old from exploring opportunities elsewhere, it seems that Bosh is becoming increasingly more receptive to retirement.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
11 months ago

Bosh (blood clots) said Thursday that he's "kind of getting a taste of retirement now," and could be ready to accept that his NBA career is over, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bosh hasn't played in a competitive game since last February due to ongoing blood clot issues, and though he was working out this offseason in preparation for a return in 2016-17, the Heat's team doctors were unwilling to clear him for training camp. The 11-time All-Star remains a member of the 15-man roster, but team president Pat Riley said in September that Bosh's career with Miami "probably is over," so it seems likely that he'll be waived Feb. 9 or later, when the team would be eligible to apply for salary-cap relief from his contract. Bosh, who was displeased with the organization's unwillingness to clear him and previously indicated that he planned to keep his career going, is perhaps coming to grips with the reality that his issues with blood clots are severe enough to present long-term complications if he were to continue playing. Even if Bosh becomes a free agent in February or after March 1 -- when he wouldn't be eligible to play in the postseason if he signs elsewhere -- it seems rather unlikely that a team would be willing to take a gamble on him, given his problematic medical history. Even in the deepest of leagues, Bosh doesn't make for a strong stash.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Heat president Pat Riley said Monday that he believes Bosh's (blood clots) Heat career is likely over, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. "We are not working toward his return," Riley said.

EDGE Analysis

Riley's comments more or less confirm what Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski had suggested over the weekend, as Heat team doctors once again denied Bosh's return to the court by failing him in his pre-training camp physical. With Bosh having already suffered setbacks with blood clots in back-to-back seasons and still showing evidence of clotting his left calf, it's looking quite possible that we've seen the last of him at the NBA level, since a return to the court would pose major medical risks. The Heat will still pay Bosh the remaining $76 million owed on his contract, but he'll have to remain on the 15-man roster until at least Feb. 9 in order for his salary not to count against the Heat's cap. Expect him to be waived after that date.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Members of the Heat organization increasingly believe that Bosh's (blood clots) tenure with the franchise is over, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing his past two seasons come to an early end due to blood clot episodes, Bosh failed his preseason physical earlier this week and remains without a definite timetable to return. While Bosh intimated earlier in the offseason that he hoped to get back on the court for training camp while taking blood-thinning medication, doctors weren't willing to clear him after determining that evidence of clotting still existed in his left calf. Bosh has maintained for several months that he feels healthy and ready to return to the court, but the Heat's unwillingness to clear him has soured his relationship with the team brass, as Wojnarowski reports that Bosh hasn't spoken with team president Pat Riley for months. Since Bosh is signed for three more years and $76 million, the Heat remain on the hook for his entire contract, and would be unable to waive him until Feb. 9 in order for his contract not to count against the salary cap. Assuming that team doctors don't budge from their assessment of Bosh's condition within the next few months, look for the Heat to release him shortly before the All-Star break, which would effectively end his NBA career.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Bosh (blood clots) failed his physical and will be unable to practice for the start of training camp.

EDGE Analysis

Bosh and the Heat indicated in the offseason that the all-star was ready to return but his failed physical leaves him without a timetable to return. He hasn't played since the all-star break in February and his status for the season opener against the Magic is in serious question.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Bosh (blood clots) went through physicals with the Heat's training staff Wednesday, but the team has yet to issue an update on his status for the upcoming season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bosh indicated earlier in the offseason that he believes he's ready to play again, a sentiment that was echoed by some members in the organization, including teammate Udonis Haslem. While Bosh can't be counted on to participate in training camp until he's officially cleared by team doctors, it appears there's growing momentum that the power forward will be able to return to the court this season after his previous two campaigns ended early due to blood clots. Bosh continues to take blood thinners to deal with his condition, and while the Heat were reluctant to let him play last season while on medication, the organization may have softened its stance. Expect a formal update on Bosh to arrive before the Heat begins camp later this month.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Bosh indicated on an Open Run podcast that he's ready to play, Rachel Nichols of ESPN.com reports. Bosh stated, "Absolutely, I mean, I'm ready to play. We've been talking for it for a long time - we released a statement back in May, saying as soon as I'm ready to play, as soon as possible, we'll play. And I'm ready. I've done all my work, I've done what I need to do, working with the doctors. I'm in incredible shape - at least decent enough."

EDGE Analysis

With teammate Udonis Haslem recently releasing a statement saying he expects Bosh to be an active participant in training camp, this latest quote from Bosh only furthers the growing optimism that he'll be available to play during the upcoming season. Bosh is currently taking blood thinners after experiencing multiple issues with blood cots in the past year and despite original indications that the Heat organization may not be on board with him playing, they now appear to be willing to entertain the idea. If Bosh does indeed play, he'll be a high risk, high reward player, as his clotting issues could reappear during the season.

Chris Bosh
PF FA
1 year ago

Bosh's (blood clots) teammate Udonis Haslem said Tuesday that he expects Bosh to be an active participant in training camp, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. "As far as a timetable when [Bosh is] on the floor, I'm not sure about that," Haslem said. "I haven't really gotten into the medical part of it. I'm definitely expecting him to be at camp and to be participating. I'm not sure if it will be full contact or by himself or if he needs me to work extra with him or whatever the situation may be, but I'm expecting him to be there."

EDGE Analysis

Haslem, a career-long member of the Heat, is essentially an extension of the organization's front office at this point in his career, so his assessment of the Bosh situation carries some weight. Bosh, who is eight months removed from suffering his second setback related to blood clots, has expressed a desire to play the upcoming season while taking blood thinners, an idea the Heat appear willing to entertain. Official word on Bosh's status should come once the team has convened for camp later this month, but the power forward's fantasy stock is clearly on the rise now that retirement seems to be a less likely outcome. That said, Bosh could very well experience more clotting if he indeed returns this season, making him one of the riskier fantasy investments out there.