Iverson and Boozer in Miami Could Make Wade Happier in a Flash

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IJuly 13, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  US Olympic teammates Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat sit together at Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Last week, we reported on how Dwyane Wade needed to leave Miami in order to play for a contender. Well, that is before Wade became a pitchman for his team. Now, there is the strong possibility that Jazz forward Carlos Boozer and former Piston guard Allen Iverson could be head to South Beach this fall.

The Miami Heat are rumored to be in talks with the Jazz about bringing in Boozer, even if it means giving up Michael Beasley. Meanwhile, Iverson has three teams looking at him for his services, and the Heat are his preferred destination. If the Heat make these moves, the potential starting five heading into this fall could be:

A. Iverson
D. Wade
Small Forward
C. Boozer
J. O’ Neal

The small forward position could be filled by bringing in another veteran, such as Jerry Stackhouse, or by bringing back Jamario Moon. The Heat would certainly be upgraded with the addition of Iverson or Boozer, however how much better in the East? The Magic, Celtics, and Cavaliers are the teams to beat, while the Wizards will be healthy and better, and the Hawks and Bulls will be solid as well. Wade has a contract extension offer on the table, but may be waiting to see if Miami can pull the trigger on one, if not both of these deals, before signing on for years to come.