Chris Bosh has failed his physical and will not be attending the Miami Heat training camp and preseason. Bosh, who has dealt with blood clots for the past two years could retire soon as there is a big risk of him playing. Both the team and Bosh were optimistic about his return to the NBA next season, but it will most likely not happen as there are too many complications regarding Bosh's health.
After losing Dwyane Wade in free agency, the Heat have tried to rebuild, but their season will not be very successful without Chris Bosh. Bosh is the best player of the team and his experience, combined with incredible skillset, make him one of the best big men in the league. However, last season could very easily be the last season of professional basketball for the big man, as the risk of him getting back to the court is too big.
If Bosh is not able to play, the Heat will be in a big trouble, but they will be able to clear his salary off the books in February next year which will give them a lot of cap space to sign other players. Furthermore, if the team decides to tank, they will have a first round pick in the next year's draft, so they could start their complete rebuild process from there. Miami Heat will still have Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside, who are two exceptional players, but it is not certain whether they can carry the team to the playoffs as the roster is not very good this season.
This is not the end for Chris Bosh yet, as he wants to play and will try to get back to the court. However, his fans should know that there is a big chance of him retiring and quitting basketball for good.
Mario Chalmers started his career with the Miami Heat in 2008 and he won two championships with the team. Last year unfortunately, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, after his role had decreased and he lost a starting spot on the roster. Chalmers played well for the Grizzlies, but was waived due to the unfortunate injury near the end of the regular season. He is a free agent right now and is looking to be signed by an NBA team.
Just a few days ago, Chalmers posted a workout photo on his Instagram. It was odd that he, as a free agent, wore a Miami Heat shorts in the photo, which then sparked a controversy and made many people believe how he wants to re-join his former team.
Miami Heat fans would gladly take Chalmers back as he was one of fan favorites during his years in Miami. But on the other side, the team has too many guards right now and adding one more would make no sense. It is not clear what team Rio will sign with, but it's a fact that whichever team gets him will get a high-quality point guard who can run the floor and contribute a lot to the team success.
Miami Heat have dealt with numerous injuries over the past few years and they can't catch a break. Just recently, the guard Josh Richardson torn his MCL in right knee and it may take a lot of time until he recovers. Richardson suffered the injury during workout on Friday and his return will depend on his rehab process. This is a shocking news for the Heat as they expected him to take his game to anew level next season, but it will be postponed due to this unfortunate injury.
Richardson was supposed to be a starter on the team next season or at least to play a big role off the bench. This will be his second season as he averaged 6.6 points and 2.1 rebounds during his rookie year, while being one of the best shooters on the team. He shot 46.1% from the long range, which was one of the best percentages in the whole league, and he was also a decent perimeter defender.
The Heat guard was a draft steal with the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He showed that he can play really good and contribute a lot to the team. It is unfortunate that he suffered this injury as it will delay his progress and improvement, but it is almost certain that he will be fine and will make a step forward whenever he recovers.