Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday said it is still too early to know when Chris Bosh will be able to return to the team after a recurrence of blood-clotting issues kept the 11-time All-Star on the bench for the final 29 games of the season.
"It's a positive environment right now with Chris,'' Riley said Saturday during a news conference to address the team's offseason to this point. "I think his doctors and our doctors are constantly, or moreso now than ever, communicating. I know what Chris wants. I know he wants to play. And obviously we would be open to that, but this is still a very fluid situation.''
Riley said nothing has been determined and that the team could gain clarity on Bosh's health situation in the next few months.
Until then, however, the team is considering its options for Bosh, including a restricted travel schedule and a limited workload.
"It's a sensitive, complicated situation," Riley said.
Bosh, who has been working out, still has three seasons and roughly $75 million remaining on the five-year contract he signed in 2014.
He was diagnosed in February, but neither he nor the team would disclose his condition until after the season. It was the second year in a row that his season was cut short at the February All-Star break because of health concerns that stemmed from blood-clot issues.
After losing Bosh in 2015, the Heat went 15-15 over the final 30 games, finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time in six years amid their first season after LeBron James' return to Cleveland.
This time, Miami went 19-10 after Bosh left the lineup, secured the third overall playoff seed in the East and defeated Charlotte in seven games during the first round before falling to Toronto.
Bosh averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in the 53 games that he did appear this season.
Riley thinks the Heat can compete for a playoff spot, though that will largely hinge on Bosh's status.
"One of the only things you can count on in life that's permanent -- it's one of my favorite sayings -- is change,'' Riley said. "And when change raises its beautiful or ugly face, you've got to deal with it. You've got to adapt and move on.''
ESPN Staff Writer Michael Wallace contributed to this report.