Sources: Heat unable to acquire Boozer

Updated: February 18, 2010, 6:54 PM ET
By Marc Stein and Chad Ford | ESPN.com

The Miami Heat spent the final hour-plus before the NBA's Thursday afternoon trading deadline trying to convince the Utah Jazz to surrender Carlos Boozer, according to NBA front-office sources.

The Jazz, though, would not relent before the trade buzzer sounded, one source close to the process told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

One source with knowledge of Utah's thinking told ESPN.com from the start of Thursday's discussions that a trade was "unlikely," but the teams were ...

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