Heat’s Approach to Chris Bosh Reportedly Being Monitored by NBPA

October 14th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is reportedly examining the ongoing stalemate between the Miami Heat and forward Chris Bosh concerning the potential resumption of his NBA career.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday the union is watching the situation closely, including the potential that the Heat keep Bosh, who's dealt with blood clots, on their roster just long enough to prevent him from playing for another team in the playoffs.

The update comes after Zach Lowe of ESPN.com noted Wednesday that sources stated the Heat will attempt to wait until March 1, 2017, to waive Bosh. That would both make him ineligible for the postseason and help the team's salary-cap situation next summer, though uncertainty remains:

That is Miami's financial nightmare: The Heat spend a gazillion on free agents this summer, and Bosh plays at least 25 games elsewhere in 2017-18 -- at which point, NBA rules require his salary nestle back atop Miami's cap number. That could send the Heat flying into luxury tax hell. Miami hasn't found a middle ground that would allow it to waive Bosh and proceed with fin ...

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