The Miami Heat had a very interesting 2014-15 NBA season.
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The season started with the Heat adjusting to life without LeBron James. Then the team had to play through a season where injuries were the norm. Then after things seemed to be picking up when a trade brought Goran Dragic from Phoenix to Miami post All-Star game, the bomb was dropped.
Chris Bosh had to sit out for the remainder of the season because blood clots were discovered in his lungs.
Bosh was hospitalized in the beginning of the process and then after being released had to watch his team fall out of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.
This was an auspicious start for Bosh on his new 5-year/$118 million deal that he signed with Miami before the season tipped off.
However, after four months and treatment with blood thinners, Chris Bosh is back on the court working out with head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant coach David Fizdale according to an article on sun-sentinel.com.
It was reported that Bosh has gone through drills with Heat teammates Shabazz Napier, James Ennis, Hasan Whiteside, and Zoran Dragic.
Bosh’s involvement has had minimal contact because precautions are still being taken, but it is good for the Heat see the All-Star power forward getting back to playing the sport he loves.
From the looks of this tweet from Bosh’s Twitter account, he needed to get his hoop fix ASAP:
If Chris Bosh was able to play in the second half of the season, a lot of people believe that he Heat would have had a great shot at making it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The addition of Hasan Whiteside to the Heat frontcourt made the Heat formidable in the East, but obviously fans did not get to see the best Miami had to offer in the second half of the season.
Now the Heat are looking forward to the 2015-16 season. Though there are supposed contract issues with guard Dwyane Wade, things still look positive for next year.
Chances are that Wade and Pat Riley will work things, though he could be looking for $20 million per season that the Heat don’t have in their wallet just yet.
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Plus, the Heat are going to have the 10th pick in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft, which should yield them a pretty talented player.
If the Heat are able to keep their main components, as well as add a piece or two through free agency and the draft, Miami is going to be in good shape.
It is just good to see Chris Bosh getting back on track and shooting a basketball again.
Next season the Heat can start fresh and show everyone that they can be the threat in the Eastern Conference that fans thought they could be.