Chris Bosh has made it clear that he’s healthy enough to play this upcoming NBA season despite his blood clot issues. However, indications are that he might not play this season anyway, and that he may well wait until next season to attempt a comeback.
The Heat must wait until February 9th to release Bosh to clear him from their salary cap obligations (along with a doctor’s agreement that he shouldn’t play), although they may wait until March 1st so he’s not playoff eligible with another of the league’s 29 teams.
They may also wait beyond that March 1 deadline for another reason: his salary goes back on Miami’s cap if he plays 25 regular season and/or playoff games with another team, whether or not he signs at the league minimum.
At the moment, Bosh is not forcing the issue to make the Heat release him well before they want to cut him. The NBAPA might step in, but only if Bosh decides he wants to play in February or March immediately and the Heat haven’t yet released him. With Pat Riley saying that the Heat are no longer working towards a Bosh return, it seems that both he and the team are still in limbo for another few months until the cap situation becomes more flexible for the Heat at the very least.
One thing is for sure however: this isn’t the last we’ll hear of Chris Bosh’s status with the Heat.