Chris Bosh and his team, the Miami Heat still have issues on the probable return of the big man to the lineup for the 2016-2017 NBA Season. According to NBA rumors, the Bosh and the Heat are “undecided” on the status of how the use of blood thinners will be for every game.
This could lead the Miami franchise to disallow Bosh’s return and possibly to eventually decide that he’s not fit again to play in the NBA.
The Heat have invested high on Bosh giving him a five-year contract worth $118 million in 2014. The big man has three years left on the deal and if Bosh decides to retire, the Heat will be in a better situation because they will clear some cap space in the upcoming seasons.
With the loss of Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls in free agency, it makes sense for the Heat management to prefer a Bosh retirement so they can continue their rebuilding mode with more money to spend.
According to the Miami Herald, there are “mixed opinions” among medical practitioners who have observed Bosh’s condition. Reports state that Bosh had “two clotting episodes in the span of a year” and that could be a dangerous situation for the player.
Bosh’s return was mentioned in NBA rumors section because the Heat announced in a letter to season ticket holders that he’s still on the roster. However, it’s not clear if this was done for marketing purposes or if there is really a chance that Bosh will return to the league.
Bosh has missed many games the last two seasons. He played in 53 games in the 2015-2016 NBA Season and averaged 19.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Should the Miami Heat risk Chris Bosh’s health and allow his return? Or should the big man retire from the NBA knowing the risk of the injury?
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