Sunday , Jun , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Carlos Boozer Miami Talk More than Rumors?

Asked if he might be headed to Miami in the future, Boozer responded teasingly: "I live in Miami — I’m going there no matter what I do, that’s home for me. That’s just talk — I’ve been talked about in rumors my whole career."

The Heat ended up taking Beasley with its second-overall pick, but the Miami questions continue to tail Boozer.

He declined when asked if he might have any interest, saying his current worry is the Olympic team and playing for the gold medal. Instead, Boozer offered his three-fold theory on why the Miami rumors have enjoyed an extended shelf life.

"It might be because they have a need for a power forward," he said, "that I live in the area, and that you guys (the media) keep writing about it."