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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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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. Feb 28 - 9:37 AM

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Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 20 - 3:01 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

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.
Jan 6 - 11:03 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

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 - F/C - Heat

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
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:11:00 AM
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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:18:00 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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 04:51:00 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
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 02:58:00 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
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 05:10:00 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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:31:00 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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 06:17:00 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.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:04:00 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
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:06:00 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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem