Chris Bosh is looking to make a return to the NBA, but it's a little more tricky than it seems.
Don’t call it a comeback. Or at least not yet. It’s more complicated than that for Chris Bosh after more than a two-year absence from the NBA. The former Miami Heat power forward made it known that as of right now – he is concentrating on a return to the league during the 2018-2019 season.
Bosh, a former All-Star when he played for both the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat, hasn’t played basketball professionally since the 2015-2016 season because of blood clots. It’s been unofficial about his absence, whether it was permanent or not. But now, it seems as though there is a possibility that it is not.
With speculation of the star forward’s return, there’s interest circulating, especially from the New York Knicks. Bosh’s response to possibly playing in NY was an affirmative. Bosh said – “If they make me a deal, yeah.”
As reported, the Knicks would be a likely choice and a good fit for Bosh with former Heat assistant coach David Fizdale now at the helm in New York, and their need to sure up the front court because of Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL injury from last season. Bosh’s veteran leadership really could be the much-needed presence to help a young New York team get to the next level and make the playoffs, a place they haven’t been since the 2012-2013 season.
Bosh, now 34, was officially released by the Miami Heat, a team he helped win two championships alongside superstars Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. Because of the release, the All-Star forward is now free to join another team. The only hold up, and what makes his comeback only a possibility as of right now, is that whatever team that wants to bring him on must use their own doctors to determine if he could actually play for them. Bosh is expecting to make an official decision about his career by the All-Star break of the 2018-2019 Season.