Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have a tentative deal in place that would allow the Heat to gain salary cap space and clear the path for the two sides to part ways, USA TODAY Sports confirmed on Wednesday.
An agreement worked out by Bosh, the Heat and the National Basketball Players Association is “moving closer to a resolution,” although “nothing has been finalized,” said a person with knowledge of the talks who requested anonymity because the deal has yet to be finalized.
Bosh, whose attorneys are in the process of reviewing the agreement, hasn’t played since February 2016 after a blood clot was detected in his calf. That came a year after he was sidelined with a pulmonary embolism. Bosh didn’t pass the team physical last fall.
ESPN reported Wednesday that there was a tentative deal in place, a day after The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that the three parties were nearing a resolution to the long-running standoff as the 11-time All-Star forward has pushed to return to action.
Bosh is due $52.1 million over the next two seasons, an amount that would mostly be covered by insurance. The Sun-Sentinel reported that the agreement won’t change the amount owed to Bosh.
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