Allen Iverson Lists His Options: Knicks, Heat, Bobcats
And A.I. wants to make sure you know he's waiting. Heck, he wants teams to know he's waiting. Three teams, specifically, as outlined in a tweet this morning: the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Iverson has been attached to Miami (need) and Charlotte (relationships). But the Knicks might be the smoothest transfer. Madison Square Garden embraced Zach Randolph! The Knicks would sell enough Iverson jerseys to cover Eddy Curry's salary. A.I. might not be the right player for Mike D'Antoni's system, or for the development of Danilo Gallinari or Jordan Hill. But the Knicks need a rental who can score (unless we're ready for Al Harrington to contend for the scoring crown) and Iverson needs a proper farewell tour. Do this!
That's all justification, but there's news in this too: Iverson is willing put his own rep on the line to make sure he has a job soon. For a cat who has been portrayed as everything wrong with basketball for more than a decade now, the humility is a bit striking, and frankly a bit heart-heaving. Even if it comes in 140-character doses.
Big hat tip to The Baseline.