Pat Riley: No timeline for Chris Bosh’s return
Miami Heat president Pat Riley said at a press conference Saturday that it is unclear when star power forward Chris Bosh will be able to return to the team.
Bosh has been dealing with recurring medical complications resulting from blood clots and was forced to missed the last 29 games of the 2015–16 season. The issue also forced him to miss time in 2014–15.
"It's always fluid and it always has been," Riley said via ESPN. "I know he wants to play and we would be open to that."
The team is hoping to find out more about Bosh’s health in the next few months, but for now is planning to scale back his travel requirements and work load.
Bosh was re-diagnosed with the condition at the All-Star break, although the Heat did not reveal the exact cause of his absence until the season had concluded.
The 32-year-old averaged 19.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 53 games last season. Even without his presence, Miami was able to lock up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Bosh is still under contract for $75 million over the next three seasons.