Pat Riley has declared that Chris Bosh’s career with the Miami Heat is over. Although the Heat team president said that it’s up to the veteran big man if he wants to continue playing basketball but it will happen with another NBA squad.
Rumors and speculations now surround Bosh that he can be traded from the Heat if there are any interested teams around the league.
Bosh has been hard-headed about his NBA comeback stating in recent interviews that he still wants to play basketball despite the dangerous blood clot issues that have caused him to miss games the last two seasons.
But for the Heat executive and former coach Riley, Chris Bosh is already done in Miami.
“We are not, I think Chris is still open-minded, but we are not working toward his return,” Riley said via the Sun-Sentinel. “We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over. It’s pretty definitive from us, in our standpoint, that this is probably going to be a time where we really have to step back.”
As reported in recent weeks the Heat have a few options about the Bosh situation. He can stay with the Heat if the doctors cleared him but he has not gotten that medical clearance.
The second option is for him to medically retire and the Heat gets same salary relief due to the retirement from injury. The third option is for the Heat to trade him, but it’s unclear if there are any other NBA teams willing to trade for Bosh knowing the risks of the blood clot problems.
“His health, playing and economics — it’s been health, health, health. Whatever the cap ramifications are, they are there, but we never ever thought about that,” Riley added in the article.
Will another NBA team risk trading for Chris Bosh know the risks of playing with the blood clot issues?
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