The Chris Bosh situation remains in something of a holding pattern, with no roster move expected from the Heat in the near future. The team has indicated it doesn’t expect Bosh to play for them again due to blood-clotting issues, while the veteran big man has said he doesn’t intend to retire. In the latest video in his Uninterrupted.com series, Bosh doubled down on his vow to return to the court, suggesting he’ll “do everything it takes to get back out there” and adding that he wants to “defy the odds.”
“I’m not really thinking about money. I’m just thinking about where my heart is,” Bosh said. “I love the NBA. I love playing basketball every day for a living. … I just would feel like I’m giving up if I just walked away easily, like that.”
As Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports writes, even though the Heat insist their decision is based on Bosh’s health and well-being, there are financial aspects that must be considered. Since the team could potentially recoup a huge chunk of cap room if Bosh is ruled medically unfit to return to action, Miami will likely exercise patience and avoid making a move anytime soon — the team couldn’t apply for that cap relief until February at the earliest.
Meanwhile, one of Bosh’s former teammates, current Cavs forward James Jones, is confident that the All-Star big man will make it back, telling Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders that Bosh “will play again.”
“From a health perspective, I know [Chris] will do everything in his power and medicine these days is amazing,” Jones said. “He’ll find a way to get back. No way will he allow the game to be taken away from him for a medical reason. But like always, he’s methodical, he’s very very patient and he’ll figure it out. We’re all pulling for him because this is a brotherhood. Not only because this is the NBA but by playing on a team like that, it’s a brotherhood, and you always want to see your brother’s dreams and legacies fulfilled.”