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Erik Spoelstra: No timetable for Chris Bosh playing for Heat


in the first half at American Airlines Center on February 3, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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The Heat were reportedly trying to convince Chris Bosh to sit out the rest of the season.

Bosh released his own statement -- not through the team -- saying he was “positive” he’d play again this season.

See the disconnect?

Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald:

I’m sure Bosh wants to return as quickly as possible. He’s a professional competitor.

Miami’s motivations are a little less clear. Surely, Bosh’s long-term health matters, but how much does triggering insurance benefits factor? It’s also not an either/or proposition.

Bosh says he has no blood clots, but if he’s still on blood-thinners, it’s nearly impossible doctors clear him to play. The risk is just too great.