The 2014-15 season was supposed to be a return to form for Chris Bosh, who had an opportunity to be the go-to scorer for the first time since joining the Heat and living under Dwyane Wade and LeBron James' shadows. He did up his scoring to the 20-per-game mark for the first time since 2009-10, averaging 21.1, and added 2.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers per game to his mark as well. However, Bosh struggled with efficiency, shooting just 46.0 percent from the field, and averaged just 7.0 rebounds per game, a disappointing number given his jump in minutes. And then, of course, his season came to an abrupt end in February when Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung, an issue that put him in the hospital and kept him off the court for months. He is expected to be fully recovered by the start of this season, so Fantasy owners should definitely have him back on their radars. However, with the addition of Goran Dragic and the continued presence of Hassan Whiteside, it will be difficult for Bosh to average 20 points per game again. Expect something in the high teens, with enough shooting and efficiency to be a No. 1 center, though one on the lower end of things.
Members of the Heat organization are fearful that Bosh's recurrence of blood clots may prevent him from playing again, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reports. Bosh has been sidelined since the All-Star break after he was diagnosed with blood clotting in his left calf, marking the second consecutive time that his season has come to an end due to clots. The power forward still wants to keep his career going, but because of the risks his condition prevents, it's uncertain if team doctors will ever clear him to play. Expect Bosh, who is still on blood thinners, to undergo extensive consultations throughout the offseason. Bosh is under contract for three more seasons for a total of $75 million.
Bosh (calf) will officially be out for the remainder of 2016 playoffs, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. The Heat released a statement declaring Bosh done for the year Wednesday as he deals with a potentially career-ending blood clots in his left calf. The 32 year-old's designation is no surprise and has been assumed for a while now. He hopes to be back for next season, but there will surely be a lot of argument over Bosh's life-threatening condition before any decision is made regarding the rest of the forward's career.
Bosh (calf) has told his inner circle that he has no plans of retiring and intends to return the floor next season for the Heat, the Miami Herald reports. Bosh hasn't spoken to the media since he was diagnosed with a recurrence of blood clotting in his left calf over the All-Star break, and the Heat are still labeling him out indefinitely while he recovers from the issue. The 11-time All-Star recently told teammates he wouldn't be able to return during the postseason, but he still plans on traveling with the team periodically, as he attended the Heat's Game 3 loss to the Hornets in Charlotte on Saturday. More information on Bosh's recovery should be made available during the offseason, but with consecutive seasons now coming to an end due to blood clots, there's a chance doctors may not be willing to permit the 32-year-old to play again.
Bosh (calf) is not expected to return during the postseason, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. While the Heat have not issued any sort of formal statement, Bosh addressed the team Friday and strongly intimated that he will not be cleared to return. "He doesn't have ability to be in [the playoffs]," teammate Dwyane Wade told reporters. Considering Bosh has been out since the All-Star break, the news comes as no surprise, though the Heat were still holding out some hope that Bosh would be cleared at some point. Now it looks as though Bosh is targeting a return for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
Bosh (calf) is out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Bosh has been battling difficulties with reoccurring blood clots in his left calf. Though the Heat did not initially rule out Bosh's participation for the final few games of the regular season, it stands to reason that the Heat would like to rest him in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs. With Bosh out, look for Josh McRoberts, Amar'e Stoudemire and Hassan Whiteside to play extended minutes on Wednesday.
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