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Bosh remains out for Heat

Dwyane Wade, left, with Chris Bosh, says his Heat teammate’s “spirit are very high.’’

Associated Press

Dwyane Wade, left, with Chris Bosh, says his Heat teammate’s “spirit are very high.’’

MIAMI — All-Star forward Chris Bosh was not at Heat practice on Wednesday, and the team said he will not play at Atlanta on Friday.

The team is not commenting about Bosh going back on blood thinners to combat a blood clot. Bosh started the medication again, with hopes of playing again this season, according to reports.

"He will be with us shortly," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season with a clot.

"None of us are doctors. None of us are in the rooms with whatever's going on," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. "A lot of people hear speculation on a lot of guys. I was around him, got a lot of opportunity to talk to him, to share things, and his spirits are very high. He's doing everything he can to make sure that he figures going on within himself, but he's very positive."

Bosh, who is averaging 19.1 points, said just last week he thought the clotting issue was behind him.

Bosh's only comment was to post an audio-only Snapchat featuring the Kendrick Lamar lyric, "We gonna be all right."

Bosh, who is averaging 19.1 points, said just last week he thought the clotting issue was behind him.

Cavs star LeBron James, Bosh's former Miami teammate, said he texted him to tell him he was sorry about his situation. "I hate that he has to go through this again. Just a great guy, man. Professional, great guy," James said.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Rockets and Jazz are discussing a swap of point guards in advance of today's 3 p.m. trade deadline, according to reports, with Houston offering Ty Lawson in exchange for a package that would be headlined by former Utah lottery pick Trey Burke. … Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum. He is out for the season. … Jazz president Randy Rigby plans to retire after the season and take an organizational adviser role. He will be replaced by Steve Starks, who is president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. The Miller family owns the team.

Bosh remains out for Heat 02/17/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:30pm]
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