Miami Heat receive favorable medical ruling to clear Chris Bosh's salary

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From the Miami perspective, the team can waive Bosh and his salary will be permanently removed from the cap, which was agreed upon last month, per reports.

Due to the timing of Bosh's episodes during the negotiations for the new CBA, his case was specifically addressed with the league creating oversight for both cardiac illnesses and conditions, as well as for blood clots and other blood conditions and disorders.

Both the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald reported that the sides were in talks Tuesday. The Heat reportedly won't release Bosh until they need to make a roster move.

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Removing Bosh's salary from the Heat's books will clear up about $37 million in cap space when the new league year begins on July 1. Bosh will still be owed his $25.3 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million for 2018-19, but neither figure will count toward the salary cap. He ranks 14th among active players in total points scored. The new CBA, which takes effect July 1, has new policies for evaluating player health, partially because of Bosh's situation.

Bosh has said in several interviews he still hopes to find a treatment plan that would allow him to return to the floor in the future.

Heat President Riley hinted at the close of the season, after the Heat finished 41-41 and failed to make the playoffs for the second time in the three series Bosh has been sidelined, that the parties were working toward a resolution. He is eligible to return to the National Basketball Association if he can provide medical evidence and is cleared by a league doctor.

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