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Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh
Position: F
Born: 03/24/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $23,741,060
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A source said Bosh still is evaluating options. A compromise would be the sides reaching a buyout. The Heat declined comment on all matters Tuesday. According to medical experts, multiple blood clots can mean a patient suffers from an auto-immune blood condition making someone prone to clotting. Lifetime blood thinners are normally prescribed. Bosh has done commercial spots for an increasingly popular blood thinner, Xarelto.
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Two sources familiar with the situation told The Post that Bosh’s failure of the physical stemmed specifically from a blood-clot matter, as many have speculated. Bosh had two previous blood clots — in February 2015 and February 2016. It is standard in cases such as Bosh’s to undergo a sonogram, to make sure the legs are clot free, and a chest CT scan for the lungs. It is unclear if the sonogram or CT scan showed the old blood clot still had not dissipated enough despite blood thinners — or if a third clot had formed.
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According to a league-employed source connected to Bosh, the mindset at the moment is that he’s more likely to attempt a comeback next season than this season. The Heat eventually needs clarity on that, because if Miami goes through the process of removing his salary from its cap in February (it cannot happen before Feb. 9) instead of, say, April, it would leave Miami at risk if Bosh makes a comeback elsewhere this season because his salary would go back on the Heat’s cap if he plays 25 games with another team (regular season and/or playoffs).
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The labor agreement is written in such a way that Miami now must root against Bosh being cleared to make a comeback elsewhere. Bosh is expected to come off Miami’s cap soon after Feb. 9, which would eliminate hits of $25.3 million next season and $26.8 million in 2018-19, though he would still be paid everything he’s owed, partly from insurance. The cap-hit removal will become definite if a doctor selected by the league and union determine, as expected, that his condition is career-threatening or severe enough to put him at risk if he plays.
Storyline: Chris Bosh Health
Larry Coon and Nate Duncan tell me that even if Miami is capped out at the time, it would not be required to shave $25.3 million off its team payroll (and get back under the cap) after Bosh plays his 25th game for another team. The bad news: As Coon and Duncan explain, if the Heat is already capped out at that point, that would result in a $65 million luxury tax bill for Miami, unless the Heat frantically shed tons of salary in trades.