NBA notebook: Boozer, Brewer, Bosh and Stoudemire near top of the trade-rumors list


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  • jazzfan
    Feb. 11, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    it may just be me but i think Utah plays better w/o Boozer. i feel they isolate the pick/roll and any team with lenth can shut it down. Boozer is a marquee player but the Jazz are more unpredictable w/o him....just my 2cents.

  • J in NY
    Jan. 29, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    Absolutely! Boozer for Lopez plus an expiring is exactly what I thought when I read this article. The question is this: "is it possible that New Jersey could be stupid enough to make the trade?"

    I hope so.

  • stevealby
    Jan. 29, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    This is the first year that I have not watched or listened to every Jazz Game they have played. For some reason I haven't watched or listened to one singal game. Well I guess not having cable has a little to do wiuth it. I do have friends that I could watch the ganmes with but I turned them down. Readung and watching sports once in a while has me believing its nothing new, everything is still as it was last year, "Boozer injured", talks of trade all the same. I already know how it will turn out so, {till next year}

  • sckessl
    Jan. 29, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    Tracy McGrady and Trevor Ariza are being traded for Chris Bosh. Tradeline is Feb 14.

  • die hard
    Jan. 29, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    I hear the BOOZ is injured again?????
    Who woulda thought????

  • About one-player draft
    Jan. 29, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    @Tyler - Me saying it's a one-player draft was probably overstating a bit. My point is the difference between the Knicks' and Nets' picks won't be suffucient enough to trade up, especially using Boozer as leverage, unless you could guarantee you get the first pick and John Wall. But you're right, there will be several very good players available for the Jazz.

    Jan. 29, 2010 3:27 p.m.

    The Nets arn't going to trade Lopez or their #1(posibly John Wall)and the Jazz don't want Harris. A future first round pick could be of value because it will take the Nets a few years to shake the worst team ever title. Stoudemire for Boozer would be interesting but Stoudemire has a lot of baggage and some say that he has lost some of his explosiveness. Amare probably wants max money and he probably wants a big market franchise. There is little chance of this happeing.

  • Trust me...
    Jan. 29, 2010 2:49 p.m.

    If the Jazz trade Boozer they will be regreting it for the rest of the season. He is as solid as they come in the NBA. There really aren't any players that would meet his night by night production. Keep him on the team and get rid of Crap for Crap Miles. He is worth a bag of garbage.

  • Tyler
    Jan. 29, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    Yeah.... we aren't getting Lopez. Why would the Nets trade their young and upcoming center for an older, often injured, but still productive Boozer. Bosh.... I dunno if we have anything that would hook the Raptors in. If somehow those trades happened I would be very happy, but don't think they will. BTW we don't want Yi. We can't have two bigs that don't like playing down low and then an undersized PF with Milsap.

    Next, I would be extremely disappointed if we took Amar'e. We basically gain nothing, except an All-Star attitude without the ability.

    And to @Jeff. One player draft? No way, this is going to be a good one. The latest ESPN mock draft has the Jazz (NY pick) taking Xavier Henry (KU) as a 2 guard. Keep him, AK (lower salary), Brewer, and Wes and our 2/3 spots will be solid. Then we can package Kyle and CJ with whoever we need to for a trade. Of course this whole Henry scenario is complete speculation, but i would LOVE for this to happen.

  • Matt
    Jan. 29, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    If we trade okur we need a 2 guard who can spread the floor. The only way we get away with brewer is memo's deep ball ability. If we could swing kevin Martin for someone I'd be down with the lopez/booz deal.

  • No trade there
    Jan. 29, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    The Jazz would take Lopez or Bosh. Under no circumstances would they take Stoudamire. That would be crazy. So there will be no Boozer trade unless some team's GM goes nuts and offers real value to the Jazz. There is always the money situation and the cap. The Jazz would deal a player to get below the cap. Brewer might be the one who has to go in order to accomplish that. If they can work something out. But it will have to be enough savings to avoid the luxury tax or not worth it. I'd hate to see Brewer go, I love the way he plays. Even if his shot is unreliable.

  • Jason
    Jan. 29, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    Is it possible that Wes Matthews has made Brewer expendable?

  • Annonymous Infinity
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:47 p.m.

    There isn't anyone with a bigger game and upside the Jazz can trade Boozer for who would come to Utah. This is the reality. Anyone thinking seriously about it and coming to another conclusion is just living a lie/dreaming. The basic problem in the league is there are only six or seven cities that the elite players want to live in and play. It starts with Los Angles, and going on to New York, Chicago, Miami, maybe Boston, Dallas, Houston, and then it is a crap shoot. Who wants to play in places like Toronto, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and the like. The other dynamic is salaries. It is extremely difficult to package players for possible trades without damaging the cohesiveness of any particular team that is building a team for a run at the playoffs/championship. Realistically there are only four to six teams that have any hope of playing for all the marbles anyway. The rest of is always posturing for team financial stability/competitive play to reach the sixteen team playoff group. As for the Jazz current team, they are competitive when they are healthy, and need the current core players.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:38 p.m.

    Lopez or the First rounder would be the only things that would interest me from New Jersey

  • todd from santa ana
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:25 p.m.

    I would rather Kevin continue to do nothing than trade for Stoudamire, I do not or ever have cared greatly for him. He plays no defense, he gets a Nash pass drives hard home for a dunk and fools people that he is so great.


  • @jeff
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:08 p.m.

    So, effectively you want to use Boozer - an all star-caliber player - to move up maybe five or six spots in the draft, before the draft order has even been set? It's a one-player draft. There's no reason to move up unless you can guarantee you're receiving the first pick, and certainly it's not worth dangling a player of Boozer's quality.

  • Socal
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    If we are going to trade Boozer, let's at least get Chris Bosh. That is the only decent trade available.

  • shad2k
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:00 p.m.

    Boozer for Lopez doesn't make any sense for the Nets, so lets stop being silly get out of fantasy land. Yi and Simmons makes more sense, but I'm skeptical whether that makes the jazz better!

  • Boozer for Amare
    Jan. 29, 2010 12:00 p.m.

    If you hate the way Boozer plays defense and his me-first attitude, you would pull your hair out with Amare. Plus, he's reportedly a locker room headache. He's not worth the trouble. If it's a choice between Stoudamire or keeping Boozer, the Jazz would do better to keep Boozer.

  • CL
    Jan. 29, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    Those of you who want a Booz for Lopez trade are dreaming. Lopez is the center piece for the future for the Nets, so any talk of wanting Lopez for Booz in a trade is unrealistic.
    Why would the jazz want Harris for Boozer? Harris is a point guard and would play behind DWill.
    Those who want to get rid of Booz need to rethink. Boozer has been playing very good basketball. His D is better (still needs improvement)and his outside shot is more consistant. I have also seen a slight improvement in Boozers atitude.
    We need Fes in the middle to clog the middle and Boozer's Defense won't be as big a problem.
    Fes needs more PT, if he can get meaningful playing time he will improve and make a big difference.

  • jeff
    Jan. 29, 2010 11:28 a.m.

    trade boozer and the knicks draft pick for the nets pick this year and someone who makes the money work to pull off a trade. basically some of their trashy roster.

  • jdh
    Jan. 29, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    i watch the jazz play almost every game and have for several years even though I live in ky. I know money and salary cap is an issue. The jazz don't want to lose Boozer for nothing. But if the Jazz could package Okur and Miles for a solid big man they would be legitimate contenders to win the title this year. A big man who can play d and score some down low.

  • Chadders
    Jan. 29, 2010 10:52 a.m.

    Re: Boozer for Lopez and an Expiring
    exactly, done and done

  • King Black @ Doug
    Jan. 29, 2010 10:24 a.m.

    I guess you must not pay attention to any basketball
    ever heard of Brook Lopez on the Nets hes a top 5 center in the league. with 19ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2bpg, 50% shooting, 2.3 assist

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 29, 2010 10:10 a.m.

    can boozer for amare work?
    some one tell me why not.

  • ER in AF
    Jan. 29, 2010 10:04 a.m.

    What was it, four guns? Just like in the movies:

    Officer: "EMPTY YOUR POCKETS!"

    West: Revolver

    Officer: "AND"

    West: OK, OK here is another gun.
    Eight and ONE HALF inch bowie Knife!!!

    Gotta be kidding me! I love it, probably all for personal pertection, right?

  • No one Important
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    I love our Jazz! And... if you trade Brewer, I won't love you any more. He's a precious find and needs to stay in Utah!!!

  • joe
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:56 a.m.

    AK has taken the lead on defense on the floor. He is also talking about help defense in every interview. Has he matured enough to become the leader of this team?

  • BB
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:50 a.m.

    I like New Jersey bug man Yi!

  • Don't Forget This!
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:46 a.m.

    Boozer is all about Boozer, Boozer is all about money, Boozer wants to control where he goes, Boozer WILL not be missed here!

  • The B.I.V.
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:38 a.m.

    I could see a Brewer for Harris trade...

  • Boozer...
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:25 a.m.

    maybe for the rest of the year....he is undependable and certainly no leader. He has not heart for defense, a big minus.

  • wallofvoodoo
    Jan. 29, 2010 9:23 a.m.

    Boozer is a good player when he wants to be. He'll play the rest of this year, but what will happen next year if we resign him?

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 29, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    No dissing on Boozer. I want to keep the guy. I think he'll play well the rest of the year.

  • Boozer for Lopez and an Expiring
    Jan. 29, 2010 8:38 a.m.

    Call us when you're ready, New Jersey.

  • todd from santa ana
    Jan. 29, 2010 8:37 a.m.

    For once we are in agreement. New Joisey has zero, i cannot believe the Clops lost to them wow....

    They have the worst personnel ever i have seen. Take away Lopez and Lee and Devon, that is basically theyr'e team. Who would be traded from those 3? I doubt anyone or they would never win a game

  • Your dead Uncle
    Jan. 29, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    Well, I wouldn't say nobody....
    We could trade C.J. for one of their ball boys and a hot dog vendor.

  • Doug
    Jan. 29, 2010 7:59 a.m.

    When you trade don't the parties exchange? this sounds more like a shopping trip to the grocery store. The nets have .....to trade. Nobody or no names leap to mind. If we were to trade lets trade...

    thats right nobody because that is who they have to trade back to us.