Basketball Wiretap

Chris Bosh Responds To Failed Physical, Vows To Keep Trying To Play

Sep 24, 2016 3:48 PM

Chris Bosh released a statement about his failed physical and his plans to continue his comeback attempt. 

"I had the intention of releasing Episode 2 with Uninterrupted, Bosh Rebuilt today under the assumption I would be cleared to go for camp," he continued. "Unfortunately, that is not the case. But that does not stop me from trying to share my creative side with you guys and hoping that you want to come along in the journey with me. Just because the journey has ups and downs doesn't means I will stop sharing with you guys. I will just continue to share despite what's going on.

"Little setbacks happen, but that doesn't change my intentions and what I want to accomplish. So, I hope you continue to watch. I hope you continue to just take in my journey and just come along with me with the ups and downs. So, it's a down moment right now. But everything is going to be alright."

On Saturday afternoon, Bosh released Episode 2 of Rebuilt.

"Sometimes you just have to be broken down to rebuild yourself and come back better than ever," Bosh began saying in the clip. "We began to do our own research. We began to find articles. We began to find papers. We began to find other doctors who were not only forward thinking, but were specialists who could help and have dealt with athletes before. So, we decided to get smarter and just really hit the ground and just dig out as many clues as possible and we were able to find a few gems.

"The doctors I work with [say] its more so a matter of procedure. They have the formula. They take the blood. They study it. On blood thinners, off blood thinners. They get all the data possible to put their formula into it and customize it for me. It's not like I'm the first guy ever to do this. This is no experimental drug. This is a drug that people are very familiar with and numerous amounts of athletes have done this before me, which they some have been playing for years. So, it's not a matter of if I'm going to play again -- it's when.

"I'm in the gym everyday. I'm taking care of my body every day. That gives me the confidence to know that I can go out there and do my job. I'm one of the best players in the league. Whether I've been in the hospital or been in different situations it doesn't matter. I can still play the game."

Bosh recorded these clips weeks ago before he knew he had failed the physical and there was recurrence of clotting in his lung.

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Chris Bosh Fails Physical, Not Cleared For Training Camp

Sep 23, 2016 12:07 PM

Chris Bosh has failed his physical and has not been cleared for training camp with the Miami Heat.

Bosh is trying to return from blood clots.

Bosh has believed he'd found a medication regimen that would allow him to return to playing by using blood-thinning drugs that would be out of his system before playing or practicing. Bosh has consulted numerous physicians for opinions on treatment.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Heat increasingly believe Bosh's career with the franchise is over. Bosh hasn't wanted to speak with Pat Riley for months.

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John Wall Uncertain For Start Of Training Camp

Sep 23, 2016 11:33 AM

Scott Brooks is unsure if John Wall will be available for the Washington Wizards' first training camp practice on Tuesday.

“Don’t know that but he’s doing some one-on-one, he’s doing some three-on-three. Not really worried about that,” Brooks said. “Like all of our athletes, I want them to be ready but he’s definitely moving towards that direction.”

Wall underwent two knee operations this offseason.

Brooks hesitated to provide a date when Wall will be cleared for five-on-five contact.

“I don’t like to put a timetable [on it] because if he doesn’t meet it [then] we’re saying, ‘Oh, he’s still hurt,’ ” Brooks said. “He’s improving. His body looks great [but] his conditioning is going to be behind.

“Once you step into an NBA practice, the level goes way up,” Brooks continued. “Especially in a training camp situation where you have guys trying to make it, guys trying to fight for minutes, trying to fight for starting jobs, but we have to make sure [about Wall] because that’s when things can go sideways. I saw him this morning for an hour, he looked great, but I don’t know -– we’ll find out soon.”

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

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Paul Millsap Undergoes Procedure For Swelling In Knee

Sep 22, 2016 6:20 PM

Paul Millsap recently underwent a preventative procedure to reduce mild swelling in his right knee.

“After reviewing the options with Paul to treat his knee and provide him the best long-term care, we agreed, largely due to the time of year, that this was the best method and time to ensure his complete readiness for the start of the regular season,” President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said.

In an effort to maximize the benefit of the procedure, Millsap will progress through phases of rest and recovery before returning to full basketball activities over the next three weeks.

He will miss the first two preseason games and his status will be updated as appropriate.

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Khris Middleton To Undergo Surgery For Torn Hamstring

Sep 21, 2016 7:49 PM

Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery. Middleton is expected to miss six months.

Middleton is beginning the second season of a five-year, $70 million deal.

Middleton averaged 18.2 points in 36.1 minutes over 79 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Middleton has only missed six games over the past three seasons.

The Bucks have been calling about acquiring a wing with Middleton expected to miss time with the injury.

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P.J. Tucker Undergoes Back Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

Sep 15, 2016 4:23 PM

P.J. Tucker underwent a successful low back microdiscectomy procedure. The surgery was performed by Dr. Dennis Crandall. Tucker is expected to be out approximately six to eight weeks.

Preparing for his sixth NBA season and fifth with the Suns, Tucker is a four-time winner of the team’s Majerle Hustle Award.

In 2015-16, he averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, a career-high 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals while playing all 82 games (80 starts).

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Chris Bosh Declares Himself 'Ready' For Training Camp

Sep 14, 2016 2:38 PM

Chris Bosh is ready for training camp with the Miami Heat after going through treatment and workouts this offseason.

"Absolutely (ready for training camp)," Bosh said in the podcast. "We've been talking about it for a long time. We released a statement in May that as soon as I'm ready to play, as soon as possible, I'll play.

"I'm ready. I've done all my work working with the doctors. I'm in incredible shape. ... I look good when I take my shirt off."

Bosh has yet to be medically cleared by the team and has been working out away from the Heat in Los Angeles.

The Heat have yet to publicly comment on Bosh's status.

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Dwight Howard Released From Hospital Following Treatment For Dehydration

Sep 12, 2016 11:28 AM

Dwight Howard was hospitalized after falling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta.

Howard had been on a 10-day promotional tour in China with shoe manufacturer Peak.

It is believed Howard was suffering from dehydration. Howard was released Monday morning.

Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks this summer. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Chris Bosh Likely To Be Cleared To Play By Heat

Sep 11, 2016 1:25 PM

Chris Bosh is now likely to be cleared by the Miami Heat while remaining on blood thinners.

According to a union source, there is growing optimism that Bosh will be allowed to resume his career. Last season, the Heat resisted the idea of allowing Bosh to take a new form of blood thinner that would be out of his system in approximately eight hours but they are now more open to it.

Whether Bosh would be able to play in every game, such as the second set of back-to-backs, remains to be seen.

Barring a setback in the next few weeks, it would now be surprising if Bosh isn't cleared.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Josh Richardson Suffers Partially Torn MCL

Sep 9, 2016 5:13 PM

Josh Richardson has suffered a partially torn MCL in his right knee.

Richardson's return time will be based on how the knee responds to rehab.

Richardson emerged last season as one of the league's best second round rookies.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Anthony Davis Medically Cleared To Scrimmage
Anthony Davis has been limited to 64, 67, 68 and 61 games in his first four NBA seasons due to various injuries.

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Noah Vonleh Out 3-4 Weeks With Surgery On Right Thigh
Noah Vonleh underwent a successful procedure to remove a bone fragment from his right thigh.

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Chris Bosh Posts Videos Of Return To Court
Chris Bosh's videos Monday included shooting mid-range jumpers after running in from near the sideline and dribbling drills that finished with stepping into 3-point shots.

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