Remember me? Important NBA players injured last season
JUL 22, 12:53p ET | The Sports Post
Rotowire: Jun 2 / 12:29p ET
News: Bosh (chest) was on the court going through drills Tuesday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Bosh is yet to begin contact work, but he has not suffered any setbacks and figures to be ready in advance of the start of training camp. While Bosh dealt with a serious blood clot issue last season, the positive in the situation is that he's not recovering from a debilitating injury, so most of his offseason work will be geared toward conditioning.
Rotowire: May 12 / 5:35p ET
News: Bosh (chest) stated on NBA TV Tuesday that he will be ready on opening night for next season.
Impact: This is great news for the Heat, as while it was expected that Bosh would be able to make a full recovery from his collapsed lung, his exact timetable was still up in the air. Now, with it confirmed that he will be ready to play in the first game of next season, Bosh will look to reassert himself as one of the best scoring forwards in the league and guide Miami back to the playoffs.
Rotowire: May 7 / 3:36p ET
News: Bosh played in 44 regular season games before being hospitalized after suffering from a blood clot in one of his lungs. He was forced to sit out the final 30 games of the season, but in the 44 games he did play, he still managed to average 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He is expected to make a full recovery heading into next season.
Impact: This was the first year of Bosh's new five-year, $118 million contract, and while health concerns got the best of him this year, it appears as if Bosh will serve as the main offensive threat for Miami for at least the next few seasons. However, Bosh may be playing a slightly different role next season with the emergence of big man Hassan Whiteside. Bosh had grown accustomed to playing the center position, but now, with Whiteside proving his worth as a starting center on both ends of the floor, it is very likely that Bosh moves back to the power forward position, a spot on the floor he played for many years before. Regardless, Bosh has state will be ready for next year's season-opener, and as long as he can stay healthy, he will look to regain his place as one of the best scoring forwards in the NBA and lead the Heat back to the playoffs.