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Rumor: Miami Heat free agent target order: Bosh, Stoudemire, then Boozer

Jun 9, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for bosh.jpgThis is probably what everybody surmised, but now we have a little confirmation.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, the free agent the Miami Heat are targeting first is Chris Bosh, who will certainly demand the max salary. His versatile inside game and ability to run the floor should be a good fit with Dwyane Wade.

If not Bosh, Phoenix would turn their interest to Amare Stoudemire (who also will ask for a max salary and likely will get it from someone). After that would come Carlos Boozer, but they would ask him to take less than the $15.8 million that he could be offered.

Stoudemire is a year younger and is more athletic than Boozer, putting him ahead of Boozer on the pecking order. However, both of them were exposed in the playoffs on the defensive end. Basically, both of them need to be paired with a center who can erase their defensive mistakes. Just another expense to factor in. 

  1. John - Jun 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    “If not Bosh, Phoenix would turn their interest to Amare Stoudemire (who also will ask for a max salary and likely will get it from someone)”
    You mean Miami? Seriously, do you read your posts before submitting them? Only say this because this has happened a few dozen times.

  2. seattle tyler - Jun 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    so what if there’s a mistake? everybody who kows the nba knows what the writer meant. just as it’s completely predictable that people will laugh when someone in the room passes gas, we can expect some wannabe editor to criticize spelling and innocent factual mistakes.
    anyway, i agree with the pecking order of big men. booz isn’t as valuable as amar’e, and both of them play suspect D, and both have less than great attitudes. and i even say this while phx and utah are my 2 favorite teams (you know i can’t cheer for the thunder, being from seattle).

  3. seattle tyler is a moron - Jun 9, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Because this is a blog published by a legitimate site, and this type of error happens all the time. Criticism is the best means to grow. But I wouldn’t expect someone, like you, who has a feeble grasp on the English language to appreciate that.

  4. seattle tyler is a moron - Jun 9, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    my name is warren butler and i’m smarter than everyone.

  5. thirstyred - Jun 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    What’s so feeble about his english? Get back to basketball you loser. Did you really publish your name?
    Seattle Travis i agree that Carlos and Amare are poor defenders… everyone does I think. LaMarcus may be better than both of them. You should cheer for the Blazers. They should be your new adopted team anyway.

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