SALT LAKE CITY — Carlos Boozer reportedly has sold his waterfront Miami mansion, at a hefty loss of $1.8 million.
But don't take that to mean the Jazz's unrestricted free agent power forward wouldn't still love to play for the Miami Heat, in the city where he makes his offseason home.
Boozer previously has said he and his family were planning to move from the Coconut Grove area of Miami to nearby Coral Gables.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported that the Coconut Grove compound, bought by Boozer and his wife CeCe in 2007 for $7.3 million, had sold Tuesday for $5.5 million.
According to various South Florida real estate websites, the 7,002-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate was originally listed last July for $7.9 million and lowered about a month later to $6.9 million.
The real-estate sites describe the sold property — built in 1996, and renovated 10 years later — as having a total of five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half-baths, a media room that seats eight, a gourmet kitchen, a three-car garage, a dock and a boat lift.
A detached guesthouse includes a living room, bedroom, bathroom and balcony. For photos follow this link: www.bergproperties.com/blog/utah-jazz-forward-carlos-boozer-lists-his-mansion-in-miami-for-6-9m/
Before buying the just-sold home, the Boozers owned a Bricknell Key condo situated near the mouth of the Miami River.
According to celebritycarz.com, Boozer also recently a bought a customized white Maybach sedan — "staggered on 24-(inch) Forgiato Aresto wheels" — reportedly valued at $360,000.
The car is pictured on the website.
Boozer's six-year, $68 million contract with the Jazz expires Wednesday night.
He made $12.66 million this past season, and reportedly is seeking a new deal starting in the range of $13 million per season.
Miami, Chicago, New Jersey and New York all are expected to show interest in perhaps signing him.
He spoke openly last offseason about how much he'd like to play in either Chicago or Miami, and often has spoken glowingly of just how much he loves the Miami area.
But Boozer — a two-time NBA All-Star and the Jazz's leading scorer and rebounder last season — hasn't ruled out returning to Utah, either.