Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat are heading for a messy divorce after team president Pat Riley said that the career of the All-Star PF in South Beach is over. The latest NBA rumors imply that Bosh could reunite with LeBron James in Cleveland in February when he is eligible to sign a new contract.
According to Steven Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Heat cannot waive Chris Bosh until February. After that, he will be eligible to sign with any team as long as he gets cleared by their doctors. A trade is not possible since no team is willing to part ways with their assets to get him.
Quenton Albertie of King James Gospel explains why the Heat has to wait until February next year to waive Chris Bosh. He added that Miami will be applying for an exception to the league once the 32-year-old gets releases.
“After a waiting period, 60 days after the player’s last game or the anniversary of his last game of the previous season, whichever is later, the team can apply for an exception. Bosh’s last game was played on Feb. 9, 2016 against the San Antonio Spurs,” Albertie reported.
“Therefore, the Miami Heat have to wait until February 9 of next year to apply for an exception,” he added.
Albertie also suggested that the Cavaliers should sign Chris Bosh once he is eligible to play. He noted that he can play backup for Kevin Love. He is also familiar playing with LeBron James and The King will surely welcome him with open arms.
However, the Cavs or any other team will be careful in handling Bosh’s situation. His condition is still a question mark since he takes blood thinners and it can be fatal if multiple large blood clots form once again.
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