After suffering blood clots twice in the past two years, Bosh has announced that he will not be retiring and hopes to play in 2016-17, according to The Miami Herald’s Ethan Skolnick. However, the Heat have yet to give him the all-clear. Miami has been understandably cautious, warning that they might not even put Bosh back on the court even if an outside doctor clears him for play.
Already, Bosh has received different opinions from a different set of doctors. The Heat have made it clear that they will not allow him to play on blood counters, and the team stopped Bosh when he looked into other medications.
Bosh will remain on the Heat roster for three more seasons. But his retirement — although unlikely — would create some relief on the salary cap front for the team in 2017. In the meantime, the Heat’s main focus is adjusting without their 11-time All-Star — and they’re doing pretty well, going 2-1 so far over the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.