It would seem that Allen Iverson’s image overhaul will rely on only a few potential suitors. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers are both basically out:
With the Grizzlies moving on and the Clippers’ interest apparently waning, Iverson’s options on the free-agent market could be dwindling. League sources still counted the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats as possible destinations.
So, Miami remains a realistic possibility? Considering that the Heat may be adding Lamar Odom to the roster, that is if the Lakers deal proves to be too snobby for Odom, this may not be a bad idea. After all, Jamaal Tinsley is available, but reports are that there is great concern about his physical shape – let’s face it, he was always on the flabby side. But he has long been a favorite of Pat Riley’s. Andre Miller, however, is not a possibility and has signed a deal with the Portland Trailblazers – which may also affect the Heat’s chances of signing Odom as well.
AI’s camp rejected a one year deal from Memphis which would have paid him $5M but would also require him to come off the bench. If Miami made the same stipulation, perhaps in the wake of signing Lamar Odom, it may stick. Then again, the Heat would not be able to offer as much money, but instead rely on the veteran minimum figure and perhaps would have to raise the years from one to two to land Iverson.