THE MIAMI Heat said yesterday that star forward
is making progress after being diagnosed with blood clots on one of his lungs.
The Heat said Bosh is scheduled to resume "full basketball activities" in September, which would indicate that he expects to be able to play when training camp for the 2015-16 season starts. Bosh will be evaluated later this month and if cleared, "may begin regular exercise with plans to start strength training next month," the team said.
The Heat released the statement from team thoracic surgeon John DeRosimo and team cardiologist Ed Neff.
"I knew I was going to play basketball again," Bosh said during a brief news conference, his first public comments since the diagnosis. The 10-time All-Star estimates he played with the condition for about 3 weeks before finding out why he was in such pain.
Earlier yesterday, 35 Heat employees arrived via bus at Bosh's house and surprised him by dropping off 10,000 get-well cards. Bosh was in the driveway, basking in the sun and beaming as he held one of the many overstuffed boxes.
He's been able to do some walking and is now taking short drives, but nothing taxing.
"I'm doing a lot better," Bosh said.
His last game with the Heat this season was Feb. 11, just before the start of the All-Star break.
In other NBA news:
* The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers' Dahntay Jones $10,000 for bumping Golden State's Draymond Green during a postgame interview Sunday.
* A 20-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of a former Florida kicker. Police in Ocala, Fla., say
Jefferson Guinn IV
was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge after the death of
who was on the Gators' 2013 roster but never played. Officers found Krysalka's body lying in the upstairs bedroom of a house in Ocala, with a gunshot wound to the head.
* Former Oklahoma State football player Tyreek Hill was bound over for trial on an assault charge that led to his dismissal from the team.
* Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges.
had her second straight shutout, and the United States tied Iceland, 0-0, in Lagos, Portugal, to advance to the Algarve Cup final against France. The U.S. (2-0-1) is seeking its 10th title in 22 Algarve Cups but first since 2013. Third-ranked France (3-0) beat Japan 3-1 earlier in the day. The Algarve is the last major tournament before the Women's World Cup in June.
* The University of Missouri named Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades IV as the school's new AD.
* Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.