Chris Bosh
Injured Miami Heat center Chris Bosh, in civilian attire, cheers on his teammates during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami in March. Reuters/Robert Mayer/USA Today Sports

Chris Bosh missed most of last season because of an injury that involved a blood clot in his lungs. Expected to be medically cleared by the start of the new NBA season, the Miami Heat big man claims that he’s excited to rejoin his teammates and also sees some positives in the Heat’s roster moves this offseason.

"That's renewed my passion. You don't miss anything until it's gone. It’s good for me to miss the game right now," Bosh shared in an interview during an NBA Summer League game, referring to his time off the court. "It's a little bit tougher getting back on that court if you haven't played in awhile. I'm kind of working through that. It's good to get it out now as opposed to later. I feel good. Shot feels good. The conditioning is coming along."

Bosh was also asked about the Dwyane Wade free-agency situation before Wade re-signed with the team. Bosh said he was confident that the veteran shooting guard would remain with the Heat.

Asked about the Heat’s other moves in free agency, Bosh admitted that it would take time for his team to mesh on the court but stated that the added depth would help the team next season.

The Heat signed Amare Stoudemire and Gerald Green from free agency and also re-signed starting point guard Goran Dragic, who will join Wade, Bosh, Hassan Whiteside and Luol Deng in the Heat’s starting lineup. Miami also drafted promising rookie Justise Winslow in the recent NBA Draft.

Bosh averaged 21.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 44 games in the 2014-15 season.