Pat Riley said he’s open to Chris Bosh playing this season. Not everyone is convinced of the Heat president’s authenticity. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: Some in the Bosh camp remain angry and suspicious of the Heat’s intentions, wondering if Miami was motivated by clearing cap space. A Heat source insists this is not the case, that Miami wants him to play if doctors are comfortable with it. An NBA-employed friend says Bosh very much wants to play and believes he should be cleared. If the Heat fights him on this, it wouldn’t be surprising if Bosh takes this issue to the players union one issue that has been discussed is whether Bosh should come off blood thinners or continue taking them,
Reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry is set to earn less in salary than 78 players during the 2016-17 NBA season - not a misprint. Due largely to the fact that Curry inked a very team-friendly four-year, $44 million extension in 2012 amid health concerns (read: his ankles), Curry will bank a 2016-17 salary of just over $12.1 million - less than the likes of John Henson, Ricky Rubio and Tyson Chandler. That shortlist excludes a plethora of ludicrous deals signed this summer, which adds Timofey Mozgov, Jeff Green and Allen Crabbe to the list of guys who will make more than Curry next season. Curry's set to hit free agency next summer, though, so he won't be viewed as an underpaid superstar for long.