In confidential balloting conducted by the NBA, Bosh, despite missing the second half of the season for a second consecutive year due to a recurrence of blood clotting, finished third in the vote for the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, with Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter announced as the winner Wednesday, with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett as runner-up.
Carter finished with 65 first-place votes and 1,448 points in the weighted balloting, Garnett with 39 first-place votes and 916 points, and Bosh with 18 first-place votes and 799 points.
The award, according to the NBA, "recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team."
The 12 finalists were selected by a panel of former star players, NBA executives and the National Basketball Players Association.
Ten points were awarded for a first-place vote, seven for a second-place vote, five for a third, three for a fourth and one for a fifth.
The award was first presented in 2013, with 2014 winner, then-Heat forward Shane Battier, selected to present Carter with this year's award at Wednesday night's Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The Heat are planning a free-agent camp next week at AmericanAirlines Arena, with teams allowed to bring in free agents who did not finish the 2015-16 season on NBA rosters, a group that includes unaffiliated D-League players, players who spent the season overseas, or players who otherwise were out of the NBA this past season.
The Heat do not have a pick in either round of the June 23 NBA Draft, with next week's camp a means of helping out filling out their summer roster, with the Heat to play in July summer leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas. Draft eligible players are not allowed to participate in tryout camps such as the one the Heat are hosting.
Among those who have been working in such recent free-agent camps around the NBA have been a pair of members of the Heat's D-League championship affiliate, Greg Whittington and Jabril Trawick, who are free to sign with any team after closing this past season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Several former NBA players who finished last season outside of the NBA are currently working the tryout circuit, including Anthony Bennett, Bobby Brown, Dwight Buycks, Chris Copeland, Jordan Crawford, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Pierre Jackson, Cory Jefferson, Grant Jerrett, Alex Kirk, Ognjen Kuzmic, Ray McCallum, Phil Pressey, Peyton Siva, Greg Stiemsma, Adonis Thomas and Royce White.
The Heat already have been linked by BasketballInsiders.com to former University of South Florida forward Victor Rudd for their summer-league roster.
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