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Udonis Haslem Expects Chris Bosh to Return in Full Form Next Season
- Updated: June 18, 2016
The story around Chris Bosh and his health has been a fluid one over the last two seasons. In 2015-16, Bosh was forced to miss the second half of the season due to the emergence of blood clots in his calf. Bosh also missed the second half of the 2014-15 season due to a more serious run-in with blood clots that appeared on his lung.
Now Bosh appears to be full healthy and ready to return to the Miami Heat once training camp begins. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Bosh’s teammate Udonis Haslem says Bosh is in very good spirits:
“He said he feels good, actually said he feels great,” Haslem told Winderman. “That was his exact words, ‘I feel great.'”
Bosh is currently the highest paid player on the Heat and has three years with about $75 million remaining on his contract. Though he hasn’t been able to prove his worth in the latter parts of the last two seasons, he is now blood-clot free and hopes to resume his role as the team’s most versatile player moving forward.
“His spirits were well,” Haslem continued. “We talked about his summer. We plan to get a couple of workouts together. Like I’ve said, I already started my workouts. We talked about getting some workouts together, spending some time together this summer out there in L.A.”
As for Haslem’s situation, the 6’8″ power forward is not signed with the team through next season, but reportedly wants to play at least two more years and will likely take a minimum contract with the Heat to do so. That is not a guarantee, but Haslem is the team’s longest tenured player, along with teammate Dwyane Wade, and has made a life in Miami as a fan favorite and community leader. Chances are, the two sides will work to get a deal done together in the offseason.
Here’s to hoping that both guys are back on the court and in Heat uniforms next season. Naturally, Bosh’s health takes precedence and is of the utmost importance, but it’s clear that Bosh does not plan on ending his career any time soon as he hopes to prove to the world that he can stay healthy enough to be a major contributor in Miami.