An NBA doctor ruled Friday that Chris Bosh has a career-ending illness, according to multiple reports. The diagnosis allows the Miami […]
An NBA doctor ruled Friday that Chris Bosh has a career-ending illness, according to multiple reports. The diagnosis allows the Miami Heat to waive the veteran forward and save significantly under the salary cap. Bosh, 33, missed all of this season with a recurrence of the blood-clot issues that sidelined him for the second halves of the previous two years.
Bosh is guaranteed his remaining $25.3 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million salary for 2018-19, much of it covered by insurance.
Bosh will be removed from Miami’s salary cap once he is waived.
On July 4, the Miami HEAT announced that they have waived forward Chris Bosh.
“Chris changed his life and basketball career when he came to Miami,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “And he changed our lives for the better, in a way we never would have imagined, when he joined the Miami HEAT. We will forever be indebted to CB for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. The number “1” will never be worn by another player and we can’t wait to someday hang his jersey in the rafters. Today, we are both moving on but we wish Chris, Adrienne and their family nothing but the best. They will forever be part of the Miami HEAT family.”