Chris Bosh sudden halt in his NBA career is one of the NBA’s top stories two seasons ago. Blood clotting in his leg cut short a hall of fame worthy career that netted Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat two championships during the big three era. This had also resulted in a strained relationship between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat front office, who cut him from the line-up when he failed to pass the team’s physical. However, new developments may finally lead Chris Bosh back to the NBA and into the line-up of another powerhouse team; the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Slam Online, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat are set to part ways with a resolution. Bosh will be paid what remains of his $25.3 million salary, as well as another $26 million for the next season. The Miami Heat, in part, will finally be able to unburden themselves of Chris Bosh’s max contract from their salary cap. Here is a full breakdown of the deal from the source.
“The source said in early May that Bosh had reached a unique agreement that would purge him from the Heat’s cap before the start of free agency but also give him the opportunity to play again, if he chose, without salary-cap consequences for the Heat. Contacted May 5, the league office and the player’s union denied that such an agreement was in place.”
The source continues to say that this deal has a huge possibility of happening soon.
“The Heat is optimistic that because of a change in the labor agreement, its parting with Bosh not only would clear his $25.3 million salary off next year’s cap, but would permanently remove his $52.1 million in remaining salary from the cap even if he resumes his career elsewhere. Bosh will receive all $52 million still due, with insurance covering a substantial part of that.”
According to King James Gospel, the Cleveland Cavaliers could further fortify their young dynasty by acquiring the 33-year-old Chris Bosh. The lanky power forward will fit quite well with the offense heavy Cleveland Cavaliers with his ability to stretch the floor. Chris Bosh’s 6’10” frame will also be a boon to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ need for another big man.
Chris Bosh’s situation, if he ever continues his NBA career, is quite sensitive. This makes the Cleveland Cavaliers the best place in the NBA for him. Most likely, the big man will need to take anticoagulant injections after each game. This means that he will need to play limited minutes and the thinners might make it impossible for him to play back-to-back games. This makes his situation in Cleveland ideal; the Cavaliers have Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love in the lineup. Chris Bosh only needs to play a limited role on the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Lebron and Chris Bosh has won two titles together, which will further the Cleveland Cavalier’s championship pedigree. Chris Bosh’s ability to knock down threes allowed Lebron James to space the floor back in Miami. This play is still the framework of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Bosh will mesh well with the team. Cleveland’s embarrassment of talent would also allow Chris Bosh to take games off when he needs to get the medicine out of his system.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are already a championship team. But with the Golden State Warriors favored to grab this year’s title, Cleveland must look for ways to beef up their line-up. Chris Bosh in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform might just be the answer for that.
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