Tag: Trade Rumours
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.
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.
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The build up had fans at the edge of their seats. But finally we can rest assured that AI will be back in the NBA next season.
Allen Iverson has agreed to terms with the Memphis Grizzlies and will sign a one-year deal by week’s end, a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.
He’s expected to sign a $3.5 million contract, with incentives to make more based on performance.
The Grizzlies expect to hold a news conference for Iverson before he departs for Europe on a trip next week.
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