Rumor: Miami Heat considering Bosh, Boozer, Stoudemire, and then Williams?
I think that could be more of an after-the-fact type of trade, once the Heat and Cavaliers are done with free agency. If LeBron leaves Cleveland and doesn’t come to Miami, then perhaps there could be something to Beasley-for-Mo. But I can’t see the Heat, or any space team, making a play for before playing the free-agent market.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They’ll go big. Then small.
The Miami Heat will first try to pair superstar Dwyane Wade with a co-star in the post. Options include free agents Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, and Amar’e Stoudemire.
Bosh, for many reasons, would work best. He’s bigger than Boozer and unlike Stoudemire plays defense. Also, CB4 has a relationship with Wade through their agent, Henry Thomas, and TEAM USA.
After years in Toronto, Bosh is hungry. He’d gladly defer to Wade -if it meant competing for a championship.
Once the Heat has their inside-outside combo settled, they’ll look to upgrade supporting pieces. And the Cleveland Cavaliers have made it known Mo Williams is available.
Williams might be a fit. His smooth stroke would punish opposing defenses when they doubled-up on Wade and/or Bosh. Best of all, the combo point guard will have a giant chip on his shoulder after being effectively blamed for the Cavaliers’ playoff failures.
One thing is certain: Miami has plans for the off-season. And it will be interesting to see how things unfold.
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