The strange saga of Chris Bosh continues.

The Heat’s 11-time All-Star, who has not played since Feb. 9 because of a recurrence of the blood clotting that also caused him to miss the second half of last season, traveled separately from his teammates to attend Saturday’s game. He had not traveled to a Heat game since Feb. 5, also in Charlotte.

Bosh has not spoken to the media since Feb. 13 at All-Star weekend in Toronto. So it was no surprise that, from the start of Saturday’s open pregame locker room period, Bosh sat in the back corner of the locker room, wearing earbuds and reading a book. Heat officials stood between Bosh and reporters, and waved off any reporter that approached.

Earlier in the day, the Heat did tell reporters that Bosh would attend, but that his playing status had not changed, meaning that he was still out indefinitely. Coach Erik Spoelstra, asked about Bosh’s presence, did say that he appreciated Bosh’s “steadying influence, leadership at all levels even when he’s not out there on the court.”

Otherwise, secrecy remained the standard.

Bosh, one of the NBA’s most accessible players to media during his career, has clearance from the team to talk, but has stayed silent other than a news release from a personal publicist on March 11. In that release, Bosh stated that his “situation this year has never been life-threatening,” that he currently did “not have deep-vein thrombosis,” that he was working with the Heat for “the best precautionary treatment,” and that he remained “positive that I will be able to return this season.”

The Heat has refused to address that news release, with Spoelstra and others simply saying they continued to support Bosh in his recovery.

In lieu of comment from either Bosh or the Heat, the Miami Herald has learned the following in recent days from multiple sources, all of whom spoke under the condition of anonymity: