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Chris Bosh | Center/Forward | #1

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 235
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (4) / TOR

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Chris Bosh said he's trying to make an NBA comeback.
"No, I'm not done yet," Bosh said on ESPN. He said he's been in the gym, he can still play basketball, and he said he can play well with the lack of defense in the NBA. Bosh has a long road ahead of him to return to the league and he'll likely need a full offseason to get back into game shape. He's an easy guy to root for. Feb 15 - 2:15 PM

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Chris Bosh said he is still contemplating making a return to the NBA.

"The window is still open," said Bosh. "I’m still doing work on the court. That’s very important to me. I’m still keeping my options open for the future. I know a lot of people don’t know that, but don’t write me off just yet." Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016, due to blood clotting issues.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:36:00 AM

The Miami Heat officially waived Chris Bosh on Tuesday.

"We will forever be indebted to CB for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships," said Heat President Pat Riley. "He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. The number '1' will never be worn by another player and we can't wait to someday hang his jersey in the rafters." Bosh has hinted that he'd like to return to the court, but as long as he's on blood thinners, it's unlikely he'll get the medical clearance to play in the NBA.
Source: NBA
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Chris Bosh is still considering a return to the court in the future if he can get medical clearance.

Bosh is under contract with the Heat for $52 million over the next two seasons, but a ruling by the NBA and players' union determined that they can remove his salary from the books after a panel of doctors ruled that he’s medically unfit to play. He will still get paid by the Heat following his release, though his insurance will cover most of it. Bosh is hoping to find a treatment plan that would allow him to return to the floor in the future, but getting full clearance from a team's medical staff will be very tricky. Sadly, his NBA career is more than likely over.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 12:05:00 PM

The NBA and the players' union agreed with the Heat's position that Chris Bosh has suffered a career-ending illness, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

This confirms some previous reports from last week. From the Miami perspective, the team can waive Bosh and his salary will be permanently removed from the cap, which was agreed upon last month, per reports. As for Bosh, the 33-year-old forward hasn't ruled out a return to the court and is expected to relocate his family to Los Angeles.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 05:36:00 PM

Even if Chris Bosh can sign with a new team, league executives are skeptical that another franchise's medical staff would clear him medically, according to TNT’s David Aldridge.

Last week it was reported that Bosh's lawyers and the players' union had tentatively agreed to a resolution that would clear Bosh's money off of Miami's books and allow him to sign elsewhere. However, Aldridge's piece discusses how even if Bosh became a free agent, he may still not find a place to play. "I don’t see how medical people will want to sign off and clear him," a Western exec said of Bosh. "Unless something has changed with his health recently … I don’t know of a team that would want to take that type of a risk. If something were to tragically happen, it’s hard to recover from that."
Tue, May 30, 2017 12:18:00 PM

The Heat, Chris Bosh and the players' union have tentatively agreed to a resolution that would allow all parties to move on, according to sources of Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Bosh, his agents and lawyers still need to go over the fine tuning of this deal, but it looks as though Bosh's salary of $52.1 over the next two years will officially be removed from Miami's salary cap. Bosh has said on multiple occasions that he hopes to resume his NBA career, but as long as he's being forced to take blood thinners, his chances of getting medical clearance to play aren't great.
Source: ESPN
Wed, May 24, 2017 01:14:00 PM

The Heat and Chris Bosh are reportedly moving closer to a resolution that will allow Miami to remove Bosh's salary from their salary cap for the 2017-18 season.

Bosh is still guaranteed the remaining 52.1 million left on his contract, but the Heat will likely waive him soon in order to ensure that they'll go into free agency with roughly $37 million in cap space. Bosh has hinted that he still would like to play in the NBA, but that might not be something in the cards for the All-Star forward due to the blood clotting issue that forced him to spend the entire 2016-17 season on the sidelines.
Tue, May 23, 2017 05:43:00 PM

Pat Riley declined to comment on Chris Bosh during Wednesday's press conference, simply saying, "There's no resolution to it right now."

The Heat should waive Bosh at some point in order to get his contract worth $52.1 million off the books, and there's a chance he might not play in the NBA again after having two consecutive seasons come to an end due to blood clotting issues.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Chris Bosh said that he won't rule out a return to the NBA.

"At heart, I’m still an athlete and that is not how I want it to end," Bosh said of his playing career. "I do [miss playing]. But a part of me doesn’t. I’ve come to enjoy different aspects of life. There’s a lot of life out there." Bosh hasn't played since February of 2016, and even though he's owed $52.1 million over the next two seasons, if he plays again it likely won't be in a Heat uniform.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Chris Bosh said that his "health is great" and intimated that he has not ruled out returning to the NBA.

"I'm feeling good, still working out and just really still staying ready," Bosh said during his debut as an analyst on TNT Monday night. However, he didn't directly address any specific plans he might have regarding his future and a possible return to the league. Bosh last appeared in an NBA game on Feb. 9 of 2016.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 09:37:00 AM

If Chris Bosh can make it back for next season, the Bulls are "already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This would be good news for Dwyane Wade and it may also help the Bulls attract other free agents to go with superstar Jimmy Butler. The new CBA has also added an independent medical panel to settle cases like Bosh.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 03:01:00 PM

It seems Chris Bosh may be considering walking away from the game for good, as he said on Thursday he is now "getting the taste of retirement."

On February 9th (the one year anniversary of the last time he played in an NBA game), the Heat can petition the NBA to have the balance of Bosh's salary removed from their salary cap. It will be interesting to see if Bosh decides to work out for any other teams once he officially severs ties with Miami. Bosh can be left on waiver wires for now.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 11:03:00 AM

The new NBA labor deal "will create for the first time an independent medical panel to settle life-and-death cases," according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

According to the report: "When a player is declared medically "unfit" to play, his case can be referred to the panel by his team, by the league or by the players association." The report adds the panel can say a team has wrongly disqualified him and make the team either use the player, trade him or waive him. This could affect Chris Bosh once he's cleared to play.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Chris Bosh (blood clots) is reportedly more likely to attempt an NBA comeback next season, rather than this year.

The Heat want to ensure that Bosh's salary is completely removed from the books, so it's in Miami's best interest to delay waiving Bosh until February 9 to guarantee that he won't be able to play 25 games this year. In other words, Bosh won't be playing in any meaningful capacity this season, so he can be left on waiver wires everywhere.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:31:00 PM