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Chris Bosh | Center/Forward | #1

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 235
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (4) / TOR
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The Heat can now apply for insurance to pay for a good portion of Chris Bosh’s contract.
While Bosh is still going to get the $75.9 million owed to him, the Heat can get a good amount of it back through insurance. With blood clot issues forcing Bosh to miss the final 29 regular-season games last season and the first 12 games of this season, the Heat are now eligible to apply for insurance relief. The policy requires teams wait until a player misses 41 consecutive games. The Heat will have to wait until Feb. 9, the one-year anniversary of Bosh’s last game played, to apply for salary cap relief from Bosh’s contract. Nov 22 - 10:11 AM

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Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) is unlikely to take the court during the 2016-17 season.

The Heat aren't expected to release Bosh until March 1 in order to ensure that his entire salary comes off the books for free agency in 2017, and Bosh reportedly has not made any attempt to try and force Miami to release him at an earlier date. Miami has incentive to make sure that Bosh plays in less than 25 games this upcoming season, so there's really no reason to draft him in almost any setting.
Oct 18 - 4:18 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

The National Basketball Players Association is "monitoring" the Heat's approach with Chris Bosh, a source told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The union is only expected to take real action if and when Bosh progresses to a point where he could possibly resume his NBA career, and sadly we're just not at that stage. We'll continue to update Bosh's outlook when it's appropriate to do so, but it's looking less and less likely that he'll be able to play in the NBA again.
Oct 15 - 4:51 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

The Heat reportedly won't waive Chris Bosh (blood clots) until after March 1 to ensure that his entire salary is off the books for free agency in 2017.

If this is the situation that plays out, Bosh would be ineligible to play during the postseason, and Miami would guarantee that he plays less than 25 games. In other words, Bosh isn't worth drafting anywhere.
Source: ESPN
Oct 12 - 2:58 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

The Heat may not waive Chris Bosh (blood clots) until February.

If the Heat want to completely remove Bosh's salary from their cap due to a "career-ending injury," then they can't waive him until February 9, which is one year removed from the last game he played. But in order for this to happen, an independent doctor selected by the NBA and NBPA would need to deem Bosh's situation career ending. Bosh still contends that he wants to play, but Miami could essentially make it impossible for him do so this season in order to better position themselves for free agency in 2017. It seems highly unlikely that we'll see Bosh on the court this year, so there's really no incentive to draft him in any setting.
Source: USA Today
Oct 11 - 5:10 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh said he will "go everywhere and do everything it takes" to return to the basketball court.

"I'm going to try to play basketball. That's just what I've been placed here to do," Bosh said. "I've said you always have to fight for the things you really want to do and the thing that you love. So when does that stop?" Bosh failed his physical prior to training camp, and Pat Riley has said that Bosh's career with the Heat is "over," so if he does play again it won’t be in Miami. Bosh is a fighter, but the fact remains that a hard fall could turn into a life-threatening situation if he's on blood thinners, so there's a very realistic chance that his NBA career has already reached its conclusion.
Oct 11 - 3:31 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh said he guesses his career in Miami is over, but not his NBA career.

The Heat and Bosh are having an ugly breakup here. Bosh said he found out Pat Riley would not bring him back through the media. The Heat did say on Friday they tried to reach Bosh on via phone, text and email.
Sep 30 - 6:17 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Heat president Pat Riley said on Monday that Chris Bosh's career with the Heat is over.

"I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward his return," Riley said. "We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over." When Riley was asked if Bosh's NBA was over, he simply said that it's "up to him." The Heat sound like they are ready to move on and will have to rebuild their roster around Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson. While Bosh remains hopeful to play in the NBA again, fantasy owners shouldn't burn a draft pick on him until we hear some good news.
Sep 26 - 10:04 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

The Miami Heat have released an official statement on Chris Bosh stating that the team is unable to clear him to take the court.

"The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible," the statement said. "Chris has now taken his preseason physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return. We are not able to comment further in light of Article XXII, Section 3(e) of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which precludes a team from releasing certain medical information without a player's consent." Bosh remains hopeful that he'll be able to play in the NBA again, but as has been the case since last season, there remain more questions than answers and the search for clarity is again clouded by fog.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 24 - 4:06 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) remains hopeful that he will be able to play again.

After failing his physical for the Miami Heat, Bosh received a second opinion from the NBA that agreed with the Heat's findings. Doctors found evidence of "some continued clotting" which would make it too risky for him to play, and he is still considered out indefinitely. His NBA career could be over, but he's not giving up hope just yet and said "it wasn't a matter of if I'm going to play again, but when." The Heat will have to rely on Justise Winslow a ton right out of the gate, while Derrick Williams, James Johnson, Josh McRoberts and Luke Babbitt all have a chance to earn significant minutes.
Sep 24 - 9:32 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Heat increasingly believe that Chris Bosh's career with the franchise is over.

Woj adds that Bosh hasn't spoken with Pat Riley in months, and it's no secret that the two sides have had their fair share of disagreements regarding Bosh's health. The 32-year-old forward recently failed another physical because doctors found evidence of "some continued clotting," and while the Heat simply said that he has no timetable for a return, his NBA career could be over. The Heat are hopeful to get a meeting with Bosh soon to discuss his future. This story is just heating up, so check back for updates throughout the week.
Sep 23 - 12:46 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh has failed his physical and will not be cleared for training camp according to Tim Reynolds of the AP.

An additional report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald indicates that doctors have found evidence of "some continued clotting" which is believed to be related to one of two previous episodes. While the complication is not life-threatening if treated, playing with the condition is considered "unrealistic." It's currently unclear if Bosh will attempt to play again, but he is not expected to file a grievance with the union or push to return in the immediate future. His career is in serious jeopardy and his chances of playing again in the NBA appear to be slim. Justise Winslow, Derrick Williams and James Johnson will have to step up. For what it's worth, the Heat continue to say that Bosh has no timetable for a return.
Sep 23 - 11:45 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) said that he's in "good spirits" and he "can't wait" to get back on the court.

To be clear, the Miami medical staff has not officially cleared Bosh, but if he is not cleared, he has said that he'll take the issue to the players union. Bosh sounds determined to play, and he has found "respected doctors" that have said playing while on a blood thinning medication that would be out of his system by game-time could be an option, and Miami is reportedly warming up to this idea. Still, there's too much unknown here to risk anything more than a late-round selection on the 11-time All-Star.
Source: Facebook
Sep 21 - 2:30 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh said in his documentary Rebuilt that the Miami medical staff told him his career was "probably over" last winter when he was diagnosed with a second blood clot.

Bosh has been fighting that diagnosis since he got it, and it's worth noting that in recent weeks the Miami medical staff has warmed up to the idea of Bosh playing while taking blood thinners. He has been working out for the past couple months, although he still hasn't officially been cleared to take contact, and that decision won't be made until the medical staff has time to analyze the result of his physicals. If Bosh is not cleared by Miami, he's expected to pursue the issue with the NBPA. There's early round upside here, but the uncertainty of the situation makes it tough to justify looking his way until the later rounds.
Sep 21 - 11:18 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) is reportedly going through physicals with the Heat, although the Miami franchise has not made any comments on whether he's passed those physicals or otherwise.

Bosh recently stated that he's "ready to play," and there's reportedly "growing optimism" that he'll be able to take the court next season, so there's enough here to justify taking the plunge on Bosh towards the later rounds given his early-round upside. If Bosh is able to take the court this season, expect his usage rate to be closer to 30 with Dwyane Wade now in Chicago.
Sep 21 - 10:27 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
PF1Derrick Williams
2Luke Babbitt
3James Johnson
4Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed