It appears that Allen Iverson will soon find a new home, according to his steady stream of tweets. The Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat and New York Knicks appear to be the three front-runners for AI’s services. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies are also long-shot possibilities.
From a pure NBA fan’s perspective, you’ve got to hope The Answer lands in New York, where he’ll become the immediate leader of a lost team. Here, Iverson will be the center of a media tsunami that would surely make for entertaining and interesting news during the entire season. It would also be great to see him potentially finish a stellar career on the world’s biggest stage.
Miami wouldn’t be a bad destination either. A backcourt tandem of Dwayne Wade and AI would be incredibly intriguing, though coach Pat Riley has asserted that he will stick with Mario Chalmers as the team’s starting point guard.
From a fantasy perspective, Iverson would probably put up the biggest, most consistent numbers in Charlotte or New York.
Regardless, AI appears to be very close to signing with a new team, and you can bet that wherever he ends up, the news will be huge.
It’s not every off-season that a big-time former MVP, just two seasons removed from putting up 26.4 points, 7.2 assists and 2 steals per game, is still available in mid-August. There are multiple storylines in this unfolding drama and it will be fascinating to see how it all ends.
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