Daily Gossip, Saturday 21/2/15

Apologies for not publishing a gossip column yesterday, but we are back from our one-day hiatus and right off the top, all of us at Team TB wish Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh a speedy recovery after a blood clot was found on one of his lungs.

MORE ON BOSH.

Via ESPN:

The team said the All-Star is receiving care guided by Heat physicians at a South Florida hospital and resting comfortably. The problem, if it had not been caught, could have killed the 30-year-old Bosh, who had been fighting pain in his side and back for several days.

“Chris is OK and his prognosis is good,” the Heat said in a statement.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra sounded upbeat about Bosh’s road to recovery. The team received the news Saturday morning, Spoelstra said, and welcomed the clarity after a frightening couple of days.

“His health will be restored,” Spoelstra said before Miami played host to the New Orleans Pelicans. “That’s the most important thing. That’s bigger than basketball.”

Spoelstra and Heat guard Dwyane Wade visited Bosh on Saturday.

“It’s been very emotional for all of us,” Spoelstra said. “I was in constant contact with CB. But he didn’t know either until they were able to go through all the tests and see all the specialists. … I can’t imagine how tough it was for Chris and (his wife) Adrienne. …

“We’re not even thinking about (his return) right now. The most important thing is he’ll be healthy again. We’ll get a game plan as we continue to get more information.”

RUBIO WANTS A SELFIE WITH KG

Kevin Garnett is back home in Minnesota – and it seems that Spaniard Ricky Rubio wants to do one thing – except the usual game tactics.

SUNS GM CALLS DRAGIC “SELFISH”

In forcing his way out of Phoenix, Goran Dragic declared that he no longer trusted the Suns’ front-office.

Once Dragic became a member of the Miami Heat, the suits back in Arizona fired back.

Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby and General Manager Ryan McDonough took shots at Dragic, calling him selfish and claiming that they won the blockbuster trades that landed them Brandon Knight.

Via AZ Republic:

Babby said he took personal offense to Dragic’s Wednesday comment that he did not trust the organization, characterizing his statements as “unfair and unwarranted.” Dragic had been upset that the Suns brought in two more starting-caliber point guards, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas, since he returned to the team in 2012 and that he became primarily a wing player because of their additions. […] “If some of those moves ruffle Goran’s feathers, so be it,” Babby said.

After hearing fans and media comment that the Suns traded their best player (Dragic), McDonough said Friday, “Our response to that, I think, is that Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris are still in Phoenix Suns uniforms.” […] In commenting on Knight, McDonough also added, “We feel like we got the best player in the trade, coming or going.”

“Every move we make is with the goal of getting the Phoenix Suns to a championship level,” McDonough said. “Sometimes, players view that as a good thing. I think they usually do. The good ones do. But, sometimes, players get a little selfish and are more worried about I, me and my than us, our and we.”