Now that Dwyane Wade has left the Miami Heat, the franchise enters its first season in 13 years without one of their tried and trusted superstar pillars.
Wade has headed back to his hometown of Chicago, but another one of the Heat's superstars, Chris Bosh, has been patiently waiting on the sidelines after being on the shelf since the All-Star break back in February.
That was the second year in a row that the forward's season was cut short at the All-Star game and it has been reported that blood clots have been responsible.
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With Hassan Whiteside re-signed, the Heat are now doubt looking to build around the defensive juggernaut, but it appears there might finally be some good news about partnering him with Bosh.
The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, citing a union source, reported on Sunday: "There is growing optimism about Chris Bosh being cleared by the Heat to resume his career while remaining on blood thinners."
Although this doesn't sound like a long-term solution, if it is safe for Bosh to operate on the thinners, then that's exactly what he should do.
The 32-year-old has posted several videos on Twitter to show that he is still training hard and playing the game. Let's hope we see him on an NBA court next season.