Heat owner hints at Chris Bosh return in email to fans
Miami Heat owner Micky Aronson hinted at a return by Chris Bosh in an email sent to the team’s season ticket holders Thursday night.
Aronson’s email to the fans came the same night the NBA schedule for the 2016-17 season was released. He sent a lengthy email according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and mentioned Bosh as a player the team would be counting on next season.
“What won’t change is the culture of this organization. The Miami HEAT is a Championship organization. I fully expect this team, from Pat Riley to Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, to our veterans Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Goran Dragic and Josh McRoberts, to our returning young core of Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson, to the fresh faces joining the HEAT Family to continue our mantra of being the ‘hardest working, best conditioned, most professional, unselfish, toughest, meanest, nastiest team in the NBA.'”
Bosh has missed 67 regular season games over the past two seasons due to his bout with blood clots. He wanted to rejoin the team last season, but the Heat wouldn’t allow it.
However, all the latest information has pointed to Bosh playing with the team next season. Pat Riley was even reportedly telling free agents Bosh would be playing.
Bosh is under contract with the Heat for another three seasons, and he is due to make $23.7 million, $25.2 million and $26.8 million in each of those years. One serious concern is whether or not Bosh can be taken off blood thinners, which helps prevents the clots, but puts him at risk on the court.