Chris Bosh is happy and healthy. He finally has made peace with the devastating way that blood clots ended his NBA career in 2016 when he was still in his prime.
The Miami Heat will retire his No. 1 jersey on Tuesday night, making Bosh the fourth former franchise pillar with a jersey swaying from the rafters of AmericanAirlines Arena after Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal.
His career is obviously worthy of celebrating. Bosh just hasn't been in the mood to celebrate, until now.
"It's very awesome," Bosh said. "I thought I had more time, but in the time I gave it was still worthy enough to have the organization and the great Pat Riley consider this. Pretty cool."
Bosh played 13 seasons, the first seven in Toronto and the last six in Miami. He averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds, was an All-Star 11 times and won two championships in Miami.
When the Heat formed the "Big 3" that also had LeBron James and Dwyane Wade back in 2010, Bosh was the first to commit to being part of the three.
"All we've wanted now for CB is for him to have his health and happiness," James said earlier this season.
"I feel great now," Bosh said. "Things are great. Things are really, really good."
Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA.
The Phoenix Suns signed Fredette for the rest of the season Friday with a team option for 2019-20.
The 30-year-old Fredette won every national college player of the year award his senior season at BYU in 2011 after leading the country in scoring at 28.9 points per game. He was traded to Sacramento after being selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by Milwaukee.
Fredette never had the same success in the NBA as he did in college, averaging 6.0 points over five seasons with four teams. He spent the last three seasons playing for Shanghai of the Chinese Basketball Association, leading the league in scoring last season with 36.9 points per game.
Suns forward out
Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb.
The Suns said Oubre had a procedure on his sprained thumb Friday. The recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks.
Oubre was injured during Phoenix's game at New Orleans on March 16 and has not played since.
Oubre has been a nice fit in the desert since being acquired from Washington for forward Trevor Ariza on Dec. 17. He's averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 40 games.