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Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh says he expects to be ready for opening night next season  

By SI Wire
May 13, 2015

Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh says that he expects to be ready to play at the start of next season.

Bosh is still recovering from having blood clots on his lung, and he has not been cleared for basketball activities. He remains on blood thinners, but has started to run and lift weights.

"I will be ready on opening night," Bosh told NBA TV on Tuesday. "I'm looking forward to being the best version of myself in 2015-2016 at the start."

Bosh missed the regular season’s final 30 games after complaining in February about discomfort that he had in his chest for several days. He was hospitalized and the team decided to shut Bosh down on Feb. 21.

Bosh, a 10-time All-Star, said he is very excited to hit the court again.

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"This has given me time to think and reflect on my life and everything that's going on," he said. "I miss basketball right now and I think that’s good for me. I’m just lucky to be healthy."

He was averaged 21.1 points and seven rebounds in 44 games this season, the first in a five-year, $118 million deal he signed last off-season.

The Heat finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2007–08 season.

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