Chris Bosh was part of the famous Big Three at the Miami Heat in the early 2010's alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, winning multiple championships. However, he hasn't played in the NBA now since February 2016 due to blood-clotting issues.
Bosh was named to the All-Star team in 2016 and played a large role on the Heat's roster at the time before recurring bouts with blood clots put his career at a pause. He was medically waived by the Heat in July last year and was removed from their books after a panel of doctors declared his condition as career-ending.
However, the man himself has teased a possible NBA comeback this week ahead of the All-Star game taking place this weekend in Los Angeles, two years on since he last played in the league. He has also named three teams he would like to play for.
Bosh said during his appearance on ESPN's First Take: "I've been hitting the gym, I can still play basketball. No, I'm not done yet. ... I'm trying to come back. I see all these guys shooting threes and not playing defense, man, I gotta get some of it."
The former Heat star has admitted that while the start of the 2018-19 campaign is a more realistic target date, there's a possibility he could sign for a team before March 1, the cutoff date for free agents to be eligible for the postseason.
When asked about a likely return date, Bosh said: "Next season, yeah. The roster spots haven't been filled this season yet, so it's always a possibility."
When he was asked who he'd consider signing with this season, Bosh listed three teams specific teams, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors, who he previously played for between 2003 and 2010.
"A winning situation. ... Top three. I would say right now Houston, Golden State, man, Toronto's playing well right now, you gotta put them in the top three."
When he was asked if he wanted to go back to Toronto, Bosh said: "I didn't say that, you asked me who my top three was. ... I'm a free agent: whoever makes me the best deal."
Bosh has averaged 19.2 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the field, 8.5 rebounds, and two assists per game in 13 seasons in the NBA. Hopefully, we do see him back in the league, as it sounds like he is ready for a return. We'll just have to wait until March to see if that will be this season or next season.