Although Chris Bosh had already hinted that he will return playing in the NBA, it is not yet clear if that will be with the Miami Heat. According to recent reports, he could end up getting traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Danilo Gallinari.
For several months now, the Miami organization has remained relatively quiet regarding the actual status of Bosh with the team, who missed out the rest of the 2015-2016 NBA season due to a blood clot in his leg.
Due to the seriousness of the situation, it is not clear if he will be able to make a full comeback.
However, in recent reports, Bosh was seen training with his teammates at an undisclosed location, strongly suggesting that he be part of the Heat's active lineup once the 2016-2017 season begins. Also, according to ABC News, Bosh himself recently teased that he's back.
"I know I've been gone for a moment, but now I'm back," he said according to the news site. "Everybody is always asking me, ‘Am I hooping?' Yes, I'm hooping. I'm a hooper."
However, even if Bosh gets the clearance to play basketball again, this doesn't necessarily mean that he will still be part of the Miami franchise. As noted by Fansided's Sir Charles In Charge, the Heat have the option of trading away Bosh as long as he's healthy.
Although losing a star player such as Bosh seems like a bad move for the Heat especially since they already lost Dwayne Wade, this decision makes perfect sense for the team. For one, it will serve as an opportunity for the Miami organization to do a full rebuilding of its lineup. That means letting go of its one remaining star player in order to start a fresh new team.
One way the team could do this is by bringing in Gallinari from the Nuggets. For one, he is younger than Bosh, which means he'll be a better fit than him if Miami decides to filler their roster with skilled newcomers.
Also, despite his age, Gallinari is already experienced in the league. Before signing with the Nuggets in 2011, he was with the New York Knicks since 2008. This means he has the veteran status to lead a new group of younger players to the playoffs this season.