Kenny Cheung: To clarify, he actively has a blood clot and is currently on blood thinners right? or did he finish treatment? Steve Kyler: Neither Bosh or the HEAT have confirmed what it was – early report was Blood clot, but thats never been confirmed.
If Bosh’s condition is deemed to be career ending, Miami would be able to waive Bosh and apply for a medical exception that would wipe his salary — $23.7 million next season — from its books. The medical determination would have to be made by a physician jointly selected by the league and the union, according to the collective bargaining agreement.
There is, however, a waiting period before such a salary exclusion can be granted. If the player appeared in 10 or more games in a season — which Bosh did this season — the team cannot apply for the exception until the one-year anniversary of his last game. In this case, that would be Feb. 9, 2017. If Bosh were to return at any point prior to that, the clock obviously would reset on that waiting period. In any event, there is no opportunity for salary cap relief regarding Bosh’s contract this summer.