Former NBA All-Star Chris Bosh has been away from the game for a while now, but that hasn't dampened his spirits on a potential NBA return this coming season, if a team is willing to pick him up that is.
Bosh last stepped foot on an NBA court almost two-and-a-half years ago with the Miami Heat after it was revealed blood clots in Bosh's lungs posed an immediate risk to his health. The clots cut short Bosh's 2014-15 and 2015-16 NBA campaigns, and after intense deliberation between Bosh, the Miami Heat and the NBA medical team, a rule was formed in the 2017 CBA revision to allow the Heat to rid themselves of Bosh's $52 million contract, making him a free agent.
Chris says he is staying positive and thinks he can be a valuable contributor to a number of NBA teams willing to sign him, but realizes that time is quickly running out.
“Yeah, it’s still on my mind,” Bosh told Yahoo Sports of his comeback attempt. “Obviously, if it doesn’t happen by February, I’m not stupid, but yeah, I’m still looking forward to that. I’m still trying to overcome that hump and trying to get something going. I’m looking forward to the challenge. I know I can still play some ball and be a 3-and-D guy for somebody out there.”
Bosh turns 35 years old next season in March, but many fringe playoffs teams could use the 11-time All-Star on their squad. The question is however, which team is willing to take a risk on Bosh's health predicament to make it happen.