The last time the Miami Heat’s star center-forward Chris Bosh played in the NBA was against the San Antonio Spurs back in February. Despite his willingness to compete, his health status remains on the red, and it is possible that he may never be able to play again with the team.
The Heat has had lots of challenges since LeBron James left it for the Cavaliers, and now they’ve lost Dwyane Wade to the Philadelphia 76ers.
With Dwyane Wade out, now is the best time to hope for Chris Bosh’ return, and this has been expressed by Heat owner Mickey Arison when he discussed about the upcoming season.
Chris Bosh believes his blood clots are no longer a grave threat to his health and has been requesting to return to competition, and will be backed up by the NBA player’s union this off-season.
The Heat has been generally silent on the subject, while remaining cautiously optimistic. It also knows its priorities, and will never risk Bosh’s health if he doesn’t get a go signal from the team doctors.
Depending on Chris Bosh’ evaluation, according to a report by GamenGuide, the team may be forced to retire him if the results don’t come out favorable.
The verdict of his examinations may be known within the month or on September.
A medical retirement may mean an eventual retirement for Chris Bosh as other teams would be understandably reluctant to take risks in signing him up in spite of his talent, value, and his name being bounced around in trade speculations.
Meanwhile coach Erik Spoelstra believes the team’s successful transition since losing Dwyane Wade, and with or without Bosh moving forward will highly depend on their defensive mindset.
According to a report by the Sun Sentinel Erik Spoelstra said, “We feel we have defensive minded players. It starts with a defensive player of year candidate in Hassan Whiteside, somebody that can defend the rim as well as anybody in this league and as well as anybody has done it in a long time in this league.”
And regardless of who fills up the Heat’s roster Erik Spoelstra believes one’s goals should never be affected.
“There’s some things that will never change with this organization,” Spoelstra said.
“Our expectation to win. Our expectation to compete for an NBA championship regardless of who we have in this uniform. And to do those things, you have to commit to a championship level defense.”
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