Tag: Miami Heat
In a deciding Game 7 against the Toronto Raptors in the 2001 NBA Playoffs, Allen Iverson scored 21 points and career-high 16 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to victory. Iverson had an off-night, mainly due to being double, even triple-teamed, but quickly adjusted by distributing some amazing passes to his teammates.
Heat guard Mario Chalmers just got injured on Monday. Maybe Miami could use a point guard who can drop 16 assists?
The suspense is building up. Allen Iverson is yet to announce his next team after declaring that he wants to play this upcoming season. Miami Heat have just signed sharp-shooter Mike Miller to complement the Big Three. Could an announcement to sign Allen Iverson be next? Writers continue to speculate: Could Allen Iverson Play A Role In Miami “Thrice”?
Also a good read: 5 Reasons Why Allen Iverson Should Join Miami Heat’s All-Star Cast
The lure of greatness continues to fill the Miami Heat roster. The question is if Allen Iverson is next? The Miami Heat have just managed to lure former Cleveland All-Star Zydrunas Ilgauskas to sign for the league minimum-salary. The prospect of playing with former team member Lebron James on star-studded cast was too much to resist.
This author from the Washington Post believes that Allen Iverson could bring fireworks to the line-up:
Suppose Miami signs Allen Iverson? You want some instant offense off the bench, a guy who can give Wade a breather and score 12, 14 points in a flash and be a matchup nightmare? Iverson says he’s ready to come back, that his family is healthy, that he’s refocused on helping a team in whatever way he is asked. The one thing Iverson doesn’t have is a championship ring, and Miami seems like just the place for him.
Did Allen Iverson struck gold last week with Lebron’s Decision? This DailyPhiladelphian.com author suggests that LeBron James may have cracked the door open for AI to not only play in 2010-11, but cap his career with the ring he covets.
There’s strong indication that Allen Iverson has been in talks to sign with Miami based on the fact that Lebron and A.I. share the same agent, Leon Rose.
The Heat need AI and AI needs the Heat. It’s a marriage made in Leon Rose’s office.
See, Leon Rose is the agent for Dictator James; he’s also AI’s agent. In fact, Leon rose to the top of the NBA agent profession based on his recruitment of Iverson from David Falk, the former King of the Agents.
You don’t think Rose wants Iverson back on the court? You don’t think he’s going to talk to James about AI joining the team?
Why else does it make sense for Iverson to join the Heat? Well, it just makes basketball sense – A.I. is at a stage in his career where he is a distributor
Aside from the agent connection, AI playing in Miami makes basketball sense. If nothing else, Iverson showed that he is willing to pass and doesn’t need to hog the rock during his brief layover in Philly last year. He was clearly a different player from the 2001 Iverson we all fell in love with.
Let’s hope that this opportunity is seized.
Could Pat Riley’s next move be to sign Allen Iverson? There is a lot of speculation out there about Pat Riley’s next move is to secure a veteran point guard after signing Lebron James, Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh. Allen Iverson could be a very good fit for the team. Allen Iverson has already said that he is willing to contribute in any possible to a championship-contending team, no matter how many minutes he’ll be putting in. What do you think?
I’m sure you all have heard the news by now. Yes, Lebron is moving to the same team that have been trying to sign Allen Iverson since last year’s off-season. Will Allen now join the super-team in Miami? Is this why Pat Riley was speaking to Iverson earlier?
This could be an excellent opportunity for AI to win a championship. Lebron, D-Wade both played together with AI in the Olympics and seem to be good friends. Could Allen Iverson finally win a championship with them?
Lots more to come soon. Stay tuned!
According to one source, there has been rumours floating around that Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are interested in Allen Iverson this upcoming season. If you recall from last year’s free-agency, Miami Heat were one of the top teams trying to sign Iverson.
Since Miami is one of the top choices for Iverson fans, the question becomes whether Allen Iverson can play well together with Dwayne Wade. Both are prolific scorers who need the ball in their hands. The question is whether they will be a complement or a conflict between each other. Can they be a dynamic duo and compete in the East? What do you think?
Iverson may have finally found his team, though. The Miami Heat supposedly gave him a call to see if he had any interest in moving to Florida. The man making the call was reportedly none other than Pat Riley, according to the Miami Herald.
Riley supposedly wanted the 10-time NBA All-Star and former league MVP that the Heat have “continued interest” in him.
Iverson has said from the start of free agency in July that he would prefer to sign with the Heat and play alongside of Dwyane Wade if a deal could get done. But the Heat has downplayed its interest publicly and likely would only be interested in Iverson at a price between $1.3-$2 million for one season.
According to the source, the Heat has not yet made a concrete offer to Iverson. But Riley has told Iverson’s camp that he will soon get back to them. Riley, according to the source, also asked that “before (Iverson) considers accepting any (other) offer, to please get back with him.”
Source: Miami Herald
Sounds like there is more momentum toward’s Iverson chance of joining Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat. I think everyone agrees that the Heat is the best situation at the moment for Iverson. Since Miami lost out on Odom, this is a chance to bring Iverson in to keep Dwayne Wade happy. Let’s hope this materializes!
The Olympiakos rumour is spreading like wildfire and the comments are flooding in. Lots of Greek fans have made their pleas for Allen Iverson to join their beloved club in Athens. In a single day, the Poll option for Olympiakos has already reached 2nd place with 17% of votes, second only to Miami Heat (30%).
Olympiakos, the Greek club that continues to go after NBA free agents, is now going after Allen Iverson; offering the 6-0 guard a $10 million contract over two years.
The $10 million dollar offer is close to the numbers that Iverson is seeking in free agency, but is Iverson willing to head overseas, play in a completely different basketball culture with great expectations?
The Athens-based Olympiakos Piraeus is the team that made waves by signing away Josh Childress from the Atlanta Hawks last season.
What do you think? Is Iverson willing to head overseas and play in a completely different basketball culture with great expectations?
The Lakers and Lamar Odom reached terms on a deal yesterday that should become official sometime today. The big hold up was indeed the fourth year as we’ve been discussing in this space for the better part of 10 days.
Allen Iverson has also had talks with Miami, and is said to be strongly considering the HEAT, but they will not go into their median exception for Iverson, even on a one-year deal. That stance may change now that Odom is off the board. Iverson is said to have talked with the Knicks this last week and league sources close to the situation characterize Iverson as having several teams to choose from most offering $5 million or more for next season. Iverson is said to be looking for the right situation to re-start his career after a dreadful showing in Detroit and is far more concerned about roster composition and fit than anything else.
“With AI, you look at a guy who is one of the best to ever put on an NBA jersey,” Wade said in an interview with Miami’s WQAM-AM radio this week, “a guy who can still score in the right offense, in the right flow. So you can never turn your nose up at a guy like Allen Iverson.”