Chris Bosh has yet to return to the court but he’s still hoping for an NBA comeback next season. However, reports claimed that he wants to play with another team and not with the Miami Heat.
According to Gary Washburn of Boston Globe, Chris Bosh is unlikely to return in Miami even if he will be cleared to play.
“League sources said Bosh definitely wants to play again, but it’s likely not to be in Miami. The Heat could waive Bosh, but if he played 25 games this season with another team, they would get no cap relief in doing so. The Heat could trade Bosh to a club that feels he could play immediately and push it to a championship level,” Washburn said.
The relationship between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat continues to become complicated as time passes by. Bosh was sidelined after suffering blood clot issues in the past seasons. In the recent offseason, the Heat decided not to let Bosh play in the 2016-17 NBA season.
Rumors continue to circulate that the Heat will waive Chris Bosh on February. This will enable them to clear his salary from the book. It will give them enough cap space to sign free agents in 2017. However, if he plays with another team, the Heat would not receive a cap relief.
Chris Bosh is not yet giving up on his career. He stood firm with his decision to return to the NBA, provided he finds a team to clear him medically.
“I guess my career in Miami’s done. My career’s not done,” Bosh said. “There’s 29 other teams, it’s a whole league. One team does not make up the opinion of everything.”
Bosh is under contract with the Heat for three more years with a total salary of $79 million. With his current condition, it’s questionable if other teams are willing to absorb his contract. If the Heat waive him in February, he could sign a veteran minimum deal with another team.
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