Chris Bosh to the Knicks?
Former Toronto Raptor and Miami Heat star forward Chris Bosh still wants to make an NBA comeback after his career came to a screeching halt due to blood clots.
Bosh was in attendance for Monday night’s preseason game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards at The Garden and told the New York Daily News that he’ll make a final decision on his career by the All-Star break and is open to playing for the Knicks.
Asked if he could see himself playing in New York, the 34-year-old said bluntly, “If they make me a deal, yeah.”
Bosh if familiar with Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale after spending together with the Heat.
I have a hard time believing that Bosh will ever play again after both the NBA and the player’s union ruled that the 34 year-old’s career is over due to the blood clots.
“It’s up to the team doctors from that team. And then we go from there,” said Bosh.
Bosh hasn’t even played in an NBA game since the 2015-16 season.
One thing is for sure and that is that Bosh has a lot of respect for Fizdale. He raved to the Daily News about how much Fizdale helped him in Miami.
“He helped me so much as far as dissecting offenses,” Bosh told the News. “Film work. And just mentally preparing for every night challenge. We felt a bond just trying to figure out how I can be effective in a free-flowing offense we had. And sometimes it was just having a beer and talking and leaving all the offcourt stuff to the side. But he’s just a tremendous person, tremendous coach. And he knows his basketball.”
Aside from Bosh, Fiz was able to help Marc Gasol when he was with the Memohis Grizzlies and Bosh thinks he’ll do wonders for Kristaps Porzingis.
“They call him ‘The Unicorn’ so I think Fiz is probably just imagining different situations he can put him in. Just to be successful in this game,” Bosh said. “And put the keys in his court to where he can be able dictate his future. And it’ll be all up to him.”
I certainly don’t see Bosh ever playing again, but maybe Fizdale could bring him on as an extra coach and help him get his next career started.
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