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Report: Chris Bosh facing increased pressure from Heat to sit out rest of season

2014 NBA Finals - Game Five

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Chris Bosh -- who missed the second half of last season due to blood clots -- reportedly resumed taking blood thinners due to another clot this year and hoped to play again this season.

But those thoughts -- taking blood thinners and playing -- don’t square. Doctors just deem it too dangerous.

So, the Heat star is likely headed toward the inevitable.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh is under increasing pressure from physicians and the organization to sit out the rest of the season because of the potential dangers of a recurring medical condition, league sources told The Vertical.

If Bosh is determined to be out for the season, his prospective return to basketball would be re-evaluated again in three to six months, sources said.

Where does Bosh go from here? Even if he sits the rest of the season, will his need for blood thinners be reduced? This could be career-ending.

Even in the short view, this is devastating for the Heat (beyond the fact they should have already been planning for a season without Bosh). Bosh is Miami’s best player, a versatile producer on both ends of the floor.

The Heat, third in the Eastern Conference, appeared capable of advancing deep in the playoffs. Now, there’s even more pressure on Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. Miami trimmed depth to duck the luxury tax, and Tyler Johnson and Beno Udrih suffered likely season-ending injuries.

A team short on depth appears headed toward confirming it’ll be out its best star.