NBA / Feb 18, 2010 / 1:54 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Carlos Boozer To Miami (Updated)

After the rumors quieted surrounding Amar’e Stoudemire, Miami has decided to check in on another Western Conference power forward. And even though this deal doesn’t appear like it’s going to happen before the deadline, the Heat and Jazz are talking about a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Miami for the expiring contracts of Udonis Haslem and Quentin Richardson. Sources say that the Jazz and Heat might need a third team to complete a deal, and the Wizards (who are about $830,000 over the luxury tax threshold right now) could use the cap relief.

While this deal probably won’t go down, it does signify to Boozer that Miami is still interested – something that they can point out during free agent negotiations this summer.

UPDATE: According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford, one version of the proposed deal would have sent Boozer and Washington’s Mike James to Miami, Haslem and Richardson to Utah from Miami and Miami’s Carlos Arroyo, Utah’s Kyrylo Fesenko and perhaps another player to the Wizards.

Another source said that Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers were also discussed along with Kyle Korver.

What do you think? Would you make this trade?

Other NBA Trade Rumors:
The Bucks & Sixers In Serious Trade Talks
Nate Robinson To Boston In 5-Player Deal
Tyrus Thomas To The Bobcats
John Salmons Traded To The Bucks For Hakim Warrick & Joe Alexander
Amar’e Stoudemire’s Agent: “Not sure that he will be traded at this point”
The Sixers Turn Down Amazing Offer
Mike Conley On The Block
Spurs Trying To Move Richard Jefferson
Troy Murphy To The Bucks

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  • CTP

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..

    An all star for some scrubs. Please don’t do this Jazz.

  • Coop

    Haslem isn’t a scrub you fool.

  • rell

    If I am Utah I wouldn’t do this deal. They are on a winning streak right now and Boozer and Milisap are playing good together. If I am Miami I would do this deal in a heartbeat. I get to keep Beasley and then add a 20/10 player to the squad. This is a no brainer for the Heat.

  • NYDaredevil

    This is Miami panicking about Wade bolting to NY. (Could Wade and Bosh sign with the Knicks? It is possible now…)

  • life-p

    This time of the year is like Christmas for NBA fans like me! I’m excited to see what gifts teams are getting!

    Merry Trade Deadline and a happy 2010 free agency year!

  • RonNation

    Huge utah fan watch just about every game.. Boozer kills team chemistry, we got most of those wins with him out of the lineup.

    Plz get him out of here :(

  • http://nbatraderumor Fresh Kid 305

    Wase would never go to the knicks if he wanna win a championship wuzup with theese ny fools.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    Utah has a legit chance to get far in the Western Conference playoffs this year. I don’t think they should chance it by trading Boozer.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    The real question is who would make Wade happier: Boozer or Amare?

  • TL

    It’s call sell high. Perfect time to trade Boozer…although isn’t it just expiring contracts for expiring contracts? I thought the whole point is to trade your expiring contract to get somebody to help you win the chip.

    Oh well, they have Milsap anyway and Haslem is solid!

  • flavur

    I don’t like this trade at all UD is like the heart of this team

  • Reddi Red

    JUST IN – – –

    THIS TRADE IS NOT HAPPENING. MIAMI BALKED.