Chris Bosh was on the sideline during the Miami Heat’s 101-89 victory against the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City over the weekend. The presence of the former NBA champion was a welcome sight to his former Heat teammates and coaching staff, including head coach Erik Spoelstra, who coached Bosh for six seasons.

In an interview with Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel, the Heat mentor revealed that he has been in touch with Bosh all this time and he’s happy to see the All-Star forward-looking healthy again after dealing with blood clot issues. “We’ve been in touch.

He looks good. His family, his kids are doing well. I love CB,” Spoelstra said of Bosh.

Update on Bosh’s rehab

Of course, the biggest question for Bosh is will he ever make his NBA comeback? It has been two years since he played an NBA game. Early this year, The NBA and Players’ Union ruled Bosh’s blood clotting issue as career-ending, allowing the Heat to a unique buyout agreement with the forward.

As of the moment, Bosh’s condition rendered him as medically retired, though he hasn’t given up on his goal of playing again in the NBA. The former All-Star player is keeping his options open for a potential NBA comeback either in the capacity of a player or a front-office guy. insider David Aldridge had a chance to discuss Bosh’s situation with an NBA executive and it seems the player’s career is technically over barring a miracle.

“I don’t see how medical people will want to sign off and clear him,” another Western exec said of Bosh's situation. “Unless something has changed with his health recently.

Celtics’ prime destination for Noel

The Boston Celtics appear to be an intriguing landing spot for Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel, who recently underwent a thumb injury in Cleveland.

Noel has been underutilized with the Mavs because of issues with head coach Rick Carlisle. There were already rumblings about the former Kentucky product joining forces with LeBron James, with the Los Angeles Lakers viewed as the likely landing spots for the Klutch Sports duo.

The uncertainty surrounding Noel’s pending free agency leaves the Mavs front-office with no options but to deal the center elsewhere.

Although Noel rarely sees actions this season, many teams still consider Noel a unique talent with his ability to protect the rim and cover perimeter players. His versatility on the defensive end would be a welcome addition to contenders, including the Boston Celtics.

Boston can make a run for Noel on the trading front, using the $8.4 million disabled player’s exception they received following Gordon Hayward’s ankle injury to accommodate his $4.1 million salaries. The Celtics are the No.1 defensive team in the NBA despite missing a legit rim protector. Adding Noel would beef up their thin frontline and provide more flexibility with their small-ball lineup.

Still, the Celtics plan to preserve their sizable DPE possibly until the last day of free agency window. Danny Ainge and his team are hoping they can salvage an established player off the buyout market at that point of the season.