'I'm not done yet' - Chris Bosh open to return to NBA this season
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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Former NBA All-Star Chris Bosh hasn't played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season due to blood-clotting issues. Despite his health condition, Bosh says he's open to a return to the league.
On ESPN's First Take, Bosh said, "I've been in the gym. I can still play basketball. No, I'm not done yet. Yeah, I'm trying to come back."
Bosh would need to sign with a team by March 1 to participate in the playoffs. Bosh said he wants to join a "winning situation" and listed the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors as his top three destinations.
There are concerns Bosh could re-aggravate his blood clots by returning to the league. Bosh said he's understands those concerns and he would not put himself in life-threatening danger.
"I'm not going to be in a position where I'm risking my life," Bosh said on First Take. "So if I ever get back on the court like that and people are worried, it's not going to be a life-risking situation."
In November, Bosh said he planned to "keep [his] options open as a player moving forward."
Bosh appeared in 44 games in 2014-15, his season ending at the All-Star break when the first known clot episode started. A year later, he played in 53 games and his season again ended at All-Star weekend, when another clot was found shortly after he landed in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
Bosh hasn't played since. Overall, he played 13 NBA seasons, seven with Toronto and six with the Miami Heat. He averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his career.