In an interview with the Sun-Sentinel, Pat Riley, president of the Miami Heat said that Chris Bosh’s career with the team is likely over.
“I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward his return. We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over” Riley said on Monday. Bosh has missed portions of the last two seasons with blood clots, and recently failed a team physical, prompting the team to step back.
“We headed down the road very excited to a point where we thought it would work,” Riley said. “And then the physical couldn’t clear him to the next step.”
The Heat are set to open training camp tomorrow, and would receive relief on the salary cap if Bosh is ruled medically unable to play by a league specialist.
Bosh remains optimistic for a return, even if it’s not with Miami, signaling the official end of the “Big Three” era for the team. Two seasons ago, LeBron James left to re-join the Cleveland Cavaliers, and more recently this offseason, Dwyane Wade signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bulls.