An NBA general manager said signing former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh would come with too much risk due to his blood-clotting issues, Jackie MacMullan of reported Thursday.

"The risk is too great,'' the GM said. "We're talking about a life-threatening condition. Who wants to mess with that?"

Another general manager told MacMullan the fact Bosh isn't playing for the Heat, where he'd a beloved figure after helping the franchise win two NBA championships, is a warning sign for everyone else.

"If he was healthy, he'd be playing for the Miami Heat right now," he said. "The fact they determined it was not an option makes me say we're not going there.''

Nevertheless, the 33-year-old Dallas native continues to openly discuss wanting to play professional basketball again. He explained to Bleacher Report's Ken Berger last month that he's not trying to hide information about the blood clots and is willing to discuss it with teams.