Miami Heat near to remove Chris Bosh’s salary from the book as forward slowly accepts retirement

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Chris Bosh remains sidelined due to repeated episodes of blood clotting. The latest report revealed that Bosh ignores calls from the union, hinting the possibility that he’s already putting his basketball career to an end.

February 9, 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of Bosh’s last game with the Miami Heat. After this, the Heat can apply for Bosh to medically retire and finally remove his salary from the book. However, if he plays at least 25 games this season with another team, his salary would go back on the Heat’s book.

Earlier this month, Chris Bosh detailed how he spent his life off the court. He didn’t give any update on his health status but the All-Star forward said that he’s getting a “taste of retirement”.

“I’m still learning more about myself and my situation, and really off the court how to function there because I’m kind of getting the taste of retirement now,” Bosh said. “Just trying to navigate those waters because it gets a little complicated sometimes. Hoping one day that the stars align and I figure some things out and things kind of just go my way and I’ll be able to do what I want to do. I don’t know what that is yet.”

Recently, Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the Chicago Bulls are interested in signing Bosh, provided he’s ready to return next season. Bosh already stated that he has no plan to return to Miami. There are speculations though that he’s eyeing a reunion with either Dwyane Wade or LeBron James.

Chris Bosh ignoring calls from union

However, according to Barry Jackson of Miami Herald, Chris Bosh does not intend to play this season and remains unsure if he even wants to return to the court at all. Jackson revealed that Bosh hasn’t made contact with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) regarding his return and doesn’t respond to their calls.

Some union officials doubt if he will be cleared to play again. With this situation, the Heat can smoothly remove his salary from the book. Pat Riley plans to undergo a “quick rebuild” and immediately bring his team back to title contention.

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