Chris Bosh has reportedly given up on playing for the 2016-17 NBA season, but still hoping for a comeback next year, not with the Miami Heat, but with other NBA teams. The Heat could waive him in February to remove his salary from the book, giving them extra salary cap space to pursue superstar free agents next summer.
As of now, Chris Bosh shows no indication that he will return to the court soon. After series of failed physical examination, the Heat announced that Bosh will not be playing for the 2016-17 NBA season. President Pat Riley declared that Bosh’s career in Miami was “probably over”.
The 32-year-old power forward expressed his disappointment with the Heat and revealed that he was not personally informed by the management.
“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.”
According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, other NBA teams could sign Chris Bosh to a veteran minimum if the Heat waive him in February. This will enable him to play in the playoffs with another team. However, Lowe added that the Heat could waive him on March 1 so that he is not eligible to appear in the postseason.
Barry Jackson of Miami Herald opposed Lowe’s prediction, saying that Chris Bosh is not planning to play this season.
“Lowe wrote he expects another team to sign Bosh at the minimum, but we hear Bosh – who wants to play again – isn’t necessarily planning to play this season. At the moment, an attempted comeback next season is considered more likely (with another team, if he can find one to clear him medically), though it’s impossible for Bosh or anyone to know how soon he can play,” Jackson said.
Chris Bosh may not be seen in action in the upcoming season, but if he continues to recover and gets in shape, there is a higher possibility that he will be back in the 2017-18 NBA season.
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