Chris Bosh reportedly considering taking a season off
The Miami Heat are likely going to release Chris Bosh at some point in the coming months, and Bosh has said he is not retiring over the blood clot issues he has dealt with the past two years. That means he eventually expects to sign with another team, but is it possible we don’t see the 11-time NBA All-Star on the court at all this upcoming season?
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Bosh may be looking ahead to the 2017-2018 season if he can find a team to clear him medically.
(ESPN’s Zach) 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.
Bosh is making no attempt, at this time, to force the issue and make the Heat release him.
As we shared with you previously, the NBA Players Association is keeping its eye on Bosh’s situation with the Heat. There has been speculation that Miami could wait until after March to release Bosh, and you can read why the team would want to do that here.
Bosh is facing an uphill battle no matter what he decides to do, as it is unclear if any doctor would clear him to play as long as he remains on blood thinners.