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Boozer to Miami talks fail

Feb 18, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

NBA_boozer_usa.jpgUPDATE 3:35 pm: These talks never came to fruition, really never came close, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Heat initiated the talks, they tried to bring the Wizards in, and while the Jazz were too polite to hang up the phone they were never going to do this, anyway. Boozer is playing fantastic basketball and he is an expiring contract, why would you trade that?

For the Heat, their runs at Boozer and Stoudemire show Wade they tried, even if those attempts were doomed to failure and everybody knew it.

1:13 pm: Most likely, Miami is just putting on the “Look Mr. Wade, we tried ever so hard to get you help” show, but there are now three-way talks between the Heat, Jazz and Wizards that would bring Carlos Boozer to South Florida. This is a last minute thing and those rarely come together, but they are talking.

The three team deal would have Boozer going to Miami, the Wizards getting cap relief (they are about $830,000 over the luxury tax threshold right now, so getting under that number will net them about $5.3 million with the payout, pretty big motivation) and Utah getting someone that is not Michael Beasley. However, details are sketchy so far.

The Heat and Jazz brass talked about a straight swap, but couldn’t work out a deal. Miami is pushing this — see making Wade happy in first sentence — and brought the Wizards into the talks.

  1. Dallas from Utah - Feb 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    What a joke this will not happen! The Jazz are playing really good ball (other than the LA game)right now and will not trade Booze to Miami.
    However they should see if they could have traded him and the Knicks 1st for Bosh. That would have been great.

  2. DDH - Feb 18, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    hey forget this trade Dwade u need to go home to the bulls with rose ya be a better team whatever the heat gets

  3. KEVIN - Feb 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Wade jus need 2 go 2 chicago ….he can even get help…he’s a superstar

  4. Ben Mason - Feb 18, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Dwade u need to go home to chicago…miami can not get you the help
    you need to be a NBA.champion .Maybe cleveland would be a better fit with King James and the gang .

  5. JAMES - Feb 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Now that’s a great trade…NOT!

  6. poo poo - Feb 18, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Wade, u could be big pimpin in nyc…….with another big time player too.

  7. Oprahs mother in law - Feb 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Chi-town is a sheet hole

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