Chris Bosh may never play basketball again, but if he does, the Knicks may be on his radar.
The former Heat star was at Madison Square Garden on Monday to watch the Knicks-Wizards preseason game and told reporters he hopes to play again after blood clots have kept him off the court since the 2015-16 season.
Could the Knicks be a team he envisions playing for?
"If they make me a deal, yeah," he told the New York Daily News.
Bosh has ties to new Knicks coach David Fizdale, who was an assistant in Miami, and certainly likes where the organization is at in the Eastern Conference.
"In New York City, it's a building (process) so, I say this lightly, but it's kind of like an easy period right now for the city to embrace the team and the young guys and the core of what they're trying to do," Bosh told ESPN's Ian Begley. "And then later on, then, we'll start getting into the, I'm sure a superstar, two superstars (are) going to come here and then the narrative will change a little bit. And then it will be on them to live up to the expectations. But right now I think you want to build the young core and have them compete every night. No offense to the (Eastern Conference) but it's wide open now and I think it's interesting for the Knicks to kind of make their imprint on the league and really show the Eastern Conference what they're going to do for the rest of the season and here on out."
But a comeback is not totally in Bosh's hands.
The 34-year-old said he will decide by the All-Star break whether or not he will try to play again in the NBA, but if he is signed by a team, those team doctors will ultimately make the decision on whether or not he is healthy enough to play.
When Bosh was released by the Heat three seasons ago, the NBA and players' union determined his blood clots to be career-ending because contact could result in severe internal bleeding.