Chris Bosh expected to be fully healthy at camp

Chris Bosh will be ready to go when the Miami Heat open camp.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Bosh, who missed the second half of last season after a blood clot was discovered on his left lung, will be fully cleared for the first practice, an indicator that the All-Star forward is no longer on blood thinners.

“We fully expect him to be healthy and cleared for contact,” Spoelstra said in a roundtable session with the team’s beat writers Wednesday.

Also expected back for camp is forward Josh McRoberts, who missed nearly the entire 2014-15 season after knee surgery.

The Heat also added Amar’e Stoudemire to the big-man rotation during free agency and drafted forward Justise Winslow out of Duke.

“We like the talent; we like the depth; we like the experience; we like the skill set we have with our front line. And we like the expectations that it brings.” Spoelstra said.

Who is Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat?

(powsalud) Erik Spoelstra is the First Filipino– American Head coach of any North American professional sports team. That’s nice right?
Although boxing is the sport that is currently making noise in the Philippines, not all Filipinos are able to try it because of its violent nature. And so that makes basketball very welcoming and  with basketball courts almost everywhere it is still the number one sport that everybody loves to play and watch in the Philippines.

That is why it is very exciting and encouraging to know that a Filipino, well at least a half-Filipino have made it to the big  league. Even with Filipinos size disadvantage you see players and fans crazily rave over the sport. That is why when the Miami Heat reached the finals it is inevitable for Pinoy fans to write about Erik’s life. Although we must admit that even without him and with Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh the Miami Heat is already a fan favorite and a force to reckon with.
Erik’s dad is from the United States while her mom is from Laguna, Philippines. He spent most of his life in the United States which means there is probably no rags to riches story here. Well that might be right but it does not mean that his story is not something to hear about. In fact I think Erik is an epitome of hard work, perseverance and above all,  faith.
Spoelstra played at the University of Portland where he was the starting point guard for four years. You heard that right and you probably wont believe me if I tell you that he is a member of Portland’s 1,000-point club. So he is a very good baller himself. 
Erik Spoelstra started as a video coordinator for the Heat back in 1995 and slowly accelerated his career to assistant coach were he was cited by Sports Illustrated for helping star guard Dwyane Wade with his shooting. 
Erik Spoelstra was an assistant coach with the Miami Heat back 2006 when they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Two years after (2008) Erik Spoelstra was name Head coach of the Miami Heat. 
Even as a head coach Erik have to battle with defeats and criticism with the fans but through it all, Pat Riley and the Heat management has remained confident that the young coach will be able to pull it off, and they were right.
Fast forward to present time, Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat is now in the finals and with a familiar enemy. Who knows the ending of this one, what we all know is that with hard work, perseverance and faith everything is possible.

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