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Cavaliers forward James Jones knows Chris Bosh well. The two won two titles together (along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade) with the Miami Heat.
Today, Jones is coming off another championship with James — and Bosh is trying to work through some health scares in the form of blood clots. Bosh has made it clear he wants to play again. The Heat have made it clear Bosh is no longer part of their plans.
Jones addressed that very topic in an interview with Basketball Insiders.
According to the website:
“Chris will play again,” Jones confidently told Basketball Insiders. “I’ve always said there’s something about that group in Miami. Every single guy down there, in a unique fashion, had overbearing, overwhelming desire to succeed. We did some special things down there namely because those guys (Wade and Bosh) willed their way to it.”
If Jones is right, and Bosh does indeed play again, it appears it will not be with the Heat.
“The Heat aren’t under deadline pressure to make a decision now, so Bosh, who has been diagnosed with blood clots in each of the past two seasons, must be patient,” reported USA Today. “Publicly and privately, the Heat maintain this is a matter of Bosh’s health and well-being, not a business decision.”
Bosh, 32, averaged 19.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 53 games last season.