With training camp scheduled to open in less than a month, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has increased his basketball workouts in hopes of returning to the court this season. Bosh posted a series of workout videos on one of his social media accounts Monday and suggested he’s ready to resume his basketball career after each of his past two seasons were cut short by blood clots.
Bosh, 32, has three seasons and $76 million left on a five-year deal he signed in 2014 to stay in Miami. “I know I’ve been gone for a moment, but now I’m back,” Bosh, an 11-time All-Star, said in one of the videos posted Monday as he prepared for drills in an undisclosed gym. “Everybody is always asking me, ‘Am I hooping?’ Yes, I’m hooping. I’m a hooper.’ ”
Source: Michael Wallace of ESPN
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN