Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have reached a mutual agreement to part ways after 6 seasons together. This will conclude the era of the big 3 in Miami, Lebron, Dwade, and now Chris Bosh will all be gone from the organization that they helped bring to the forefront of the league. The situation that has played out between Bosh and the Heat organization since he was diagnosed with blood clots has been a little shakey. Bosh wants to play, but team doctors won't clear him, and now he's just eating up cap space by not being able to play while still being a member of the team. This is where the issue needed to be resolved.
Bosh will now become a free agent and still get a majority of the money he is owed through the Heats insurance. The Heat will get to take Bosh of their books in return. The thing is, if Bosh gets cleared to play and plays more than 25 games for another organization he'll be put back on the Miami Heats books and they'll probably be faced with having to pay a luxury tax on top of that. Therefore, the Heat kinda have to hope Bosh can never play, well, at least next season. The condition Bosh has might not allow him to play ever again, so the Heat probably have nothing to worry about. In order for Bosh to play he must be cleared by a panel of the leagues doctors. There's no way around this for Bosh, which is good because it's a life threatening injury, so every precaution is necessary. I know he wants to play basketball more than anything, however the NBA wants to ensure a player isn't going to die because he's playing a game with a life threatening illness.
This potentially could be a win, win for both sides. If Bosh comes back once he's officially off the books for the Heat in 2019, then the Heat won't face him coming back on the books if he plays more than 25 games. Now, the Heat just became a big player in free agency with all the cap space they're about to free up. Look for them to add another big piece like Paul Millsap, maybe they'll go after Gordon Hayward, and if all else fails maybe even bring back DWade. The Heat have options now, so this move really benefits them. Bosh still has to work through some issues, although I believe he'll eventually find his way back into the court. All in all, this was the right move for both sides.
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