After Dwayne Wade announced his decision to join the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat have been scrambling to maintain its roster and add a few strong players to its lineup. It seems this has become a necessary move for the team especially since Chris Bosh's status for next season still remains uncertain.
Since late 2015, Bosh has been struggling with his condition involving blood clots. This first emerged after last year's All-Star game when he was hospitalized due to a blood clot on one of his lungs.
Then, in January of this year, he was advised by his physicians and the Heat community to sit out the rest of the reason due to a blood clot in his left.
For next season though, it is not yet clear if Bosh will be able to return to the team. According to Pat Riley, the team's president, Bosh want to play but die to the sensitive nature of his condition and the entire situation, there's a chance that he won't be cleared to return to the court.
"It's a positive environment right now with Chris," Riley said according to ESPN. "I think his doctors and our doctors are constantly, or more so now than ever, communicating. I know what Chris wants. I know he wants to play. And obviously we would be open to that, but this is still a very fluid situation."
"It's a sensitive, complicated situation," he added.
Bosh joined the Heat in 2014 after signing a five-year contract with the team. This means he still has three more seasons to go in Miami. However, due to the uncertainty of his status, Riley hinted that the team must be prepared to handle the changes that will be brought about by his absence next season.
And although he didn't say it directly, this could involve getting new players who could act as his replacement.
"One of the only things you can count on in life that's permanent - it's one of my favorite sayings - is change," he said. "And when change raises its beautiful or ugly face, you've got to deal with it. You've got to adapt and move on."