July 07, 2010
The New York Knicks just made a deal to line the pockets of Amar'e Stoudemire(notes) with $100 million over the next five years. Now the team is waiting to hear if LeBron James(notes) wants to leave home with the Cleveland Cavaliers to be part of the glamour of New York and try to help save the Knicks.
If he doesn't, one source tells ESPN that the team is interested in former Utah Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer(notes). Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported that Boozer was also getting interest from the Miami Heat, but that it would take a sign-and-trade to get him under the salary cap in south Florida.
The ESPN source says a meeting between the Knicks and Boozer is "possible." Who wouldn't want a guy who won an Olympic gold medal, and has been an All-Star twice? He averaged 19.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists last year.
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