The Jazz will go through the formality of an offer, but Boozer will not be back.
The Jazz are not going to pay the luxury tax again after this year. Yes the
Jazz will be a bit worse without Boozer--when you lose any player that is in the
rotation you get worse. The Jazz cannot afford Boozer or Bosh. I would guess
that the Jazz will try to package the NY pick, the Brewer-trade pick and their
own late 1st roung pick and move up in the draft like they did in 2005 to get
DWill (unless the ping pong balls are very lucky already). Sloan seems to like
Korver and I would guess they will try hard to re-sign him. Perhaps add a
mid-level exemption guy and that will be the summer. Fes does not seem to be
the answer--Sloan has been giving him some time and all he can manage is fouls
and missed free-throws. I guess if you have to fill a roster spot you can keep
hoping, but he does not look promising to be an NBA rotation player.
we can do just as well without him by making some adjustments. Some like to
watch him...I do not. He angers me when he fails to defend, allowing points to
opponents to offset his own. His job is to play both sides of the court, not
just one. Let him go.
We have no idea what the new CBA will look like. But the reason that the max
salary will go down is because it is based on a percentage of the salary cap,
and the salary cap is going down. That will affect everyone on the max. I
haven't heard any suggestions that the difference in the maximum for short
timers and long timers will disappear, though it could happen. DWill and Chris
Paul both took a risk that the new CBA would preserve that difference. Maybe
they will be wrong. Maybe that is why DWill is now trying to justify signing a
contract that may actually end up paying him less. But at the time he signed
it, he was seeking to maximize his income, even if in the end his gamble doesn't
and Utah is a contender. There is no realistic equivalent for Boozer. If he'll
stay, keep him. I don't think we need Millsap if Booz signs after this season.
Also, I hope we can upgrade for CJ. Shooting guard is a real inconsistency for
the Jazz. We don't need a better point guard: Boozer is a very good power
forward: Okur is one of the better centers: AK was playing well, he's an above
average forward. If we could get a very good shooting guard and some
confidence, the Jazz would have a chance against anyone. LA has faltered since
the break, they are not invulnerable. Avoiding injuries and making a few changes
could be all we need. The Jazz management/owners will have to make their
decisions this summer: I hope they land a surprise and let a few players go.
Cross your fingers and GO JAZZ!!!
signing Boozer guarantees the jazz go will nowhere.Booozer has
been here several years,exactly where have jazz gone? but OUT of playoffs in the first round. the only time the jazz
got to the conference finals was by PURE luck,(golden state beating
the mavs)PLEASE do not resign him!(his character
alone should be enough reason)
Let him go. He's just playing good this year to get a raise.
Everything being said about the new CBA implies that player salaries are going
to take a big hit. Why do you think all the players who are able are opting out
of their contracts (with LeBron leading the class).Player salaries will be
going down, contracts will be getting shorter, and less money will be
guaranteed.DWill will probably never get paid more than the 2012-13
Maybe that is why Dwill signed for three years. But by signing for three years,
he maximized his pay too. If the new CBA is the same as the current one, three
years from now, he can sign a new maximum contract at a higher level than he
would get by signing for 5 years. The max is not a fixed number, it is higher
if you have been in the league for longer. Not that I mind, we all maximize our
pay, but the more of the cap that goes to him, the less there is to go to other
about all these money post on Dwill, of course he still wants to get paid,
there's no reason he shouldn't get paid for the skill he brings to a team. I'm
saying it's apparent that he wants to win and doesn't mind sacrificing his Bird
rights to go play somewhere else that will win. Look at Lebron, he is
contemplating taking a hit in money, regardless of whether its still a max
contract or not, to win a championship. Cleveland can offer him the most money,
the reason he is not decided on whether he'll stay or not isn't the money
obviously, it's winning. The logic on athletes and how long the play
is a dumb side note, of course the average player only plays that long, dwill
isn't average, hence the Max contract, so don't be ignorant there. Dwill will
get paid, utah can offer the most, but he said in the interview, "THAT'S WHY I
ONLY SIGNED 3 YEARS" it's strange to me how people don't understand this
concept, it's my 18 year old brother gets it, post 2:16 you can too
The Jazz need to resign Korver to keep that outside threat alive. Matthews just
isn't the answer! Korver is a team player and knows the game inside and out. He
passes to the open man instead of always looking to glorify his name like
Matthews does. Korver is by far the best pure shooter the Jazz have...If Korver
had plays run for him he would outscore all of them.
The Jazz can only make an offer; Booz is good as gone July 1st. The only way
he'd re-sign with the Jazz is if they are the higgest bidder.
Amare is better at every aspect of the game? What about rebounding? Amare
averages 6 defensive rebounds a game, Boozer, 9. Boozer is sharing rebounds with
AK, Okur, and Milsap. Who's Amare sharing rebounds with? Channing Fry? Please.
Amare should be averaging 15 rebounds a game with the pace the Suns play. The
Suns opponents take 9 more shots a game, yet Booze gets more boards. Have you actually watched Amare play D? Boozer's D may not be great, but you
can't argue it's worse than Amare's. Most of Amare's D comes from the weak side,
which he wouldn't be able to do paired with AK (who lives for weak side D).Amare relies too much on raw athleticism which will quickly fade as he
gets older. Boozer actually has offensive moves and a jump shot. How
often do you see Amare actually PASS the ball once he touches it? Amare gets 1
assist per game. ONE! Once he gets the ball the rest of his team can assume
their turn on offense is over. Boozer actually knows how to pass.Both have injury history.I'll take Boozer.
boz is highly entertaining to watch. no way i would gambel on him for a long
tearm contract tho and thats what it will take. i think millsap will be fine.
played great when boz was out last year and this year. dont know what the
problem is some reason it dosent look like he is trying the reast of the time.
dont belive he is very happy in utah for some reason,, maby he is trying to get
The Jazz and many of it's fans are so set on having an All-Star PF to succeed
yet don't realize how many Championship teams have won without one. How many
All-Star PF did Chicago have? How many did the Lakers have? How many did Houston
have? It's not DWills max contract that is putting the crunch on
payroll, it's AK's deal! AK is not a max player yet we are paying him 16mil when
he's worth closer to half that! If AK reworked his deal so Booz could stay, that
might work. But I believe we are better if we trade Booz for a Bogut and moved
Okur to the 4 spot. If Booz doesn't get enough touches, his offense is not
enough to overcome his liability on defense. At least Milsap and Okur contribute
without scoring. I'd also like to get Maynor back and work a deal for
Hansbrough...aka Harpring Jr!Karl Malone's biggest offensive weapon
was his 15 attempts from the FT. That's why Boozs' no-contact style will keep
him a 20/10 player instead of 30/10!
I will agree with you that Bosh could be the answer the Jazz are looking for
and that he would more than likely thrive in Sloan's system, more so than
Boozer. But I think the question is not whether the Jazz should do everything in
their power to get him. I think the real question is would Bosh actually want to
play here,considering that the top free agents aren't waiting in line to sing in
Utah, I think Boozer is the best we can get.
Hello? Did you ever really think it wasn't about the money..Sadly 97% of
professional athletes are broke within 5 years of retiring.And to think we
sacrafice our hard earned money to watch these guy's?And or pay the
wealthy team owners.Does anyone else wonder if all of us as fans are
missing something supporting these players and elitest owners????Tha
greatest players in all sports were the ones who played before the money got
I don't get why Jazz fans think boozer only plays well in contract years. How
about the 2 years before last season when he averaged 20-10 both years. Dude is
a beast and plays his heart out when he's healthy. Utah is a top-5 NBA team with
him, w/o him the Jazz are a 7-8 seed and will be one and done in the playoffs.
Jazz need to build around the dynamic duo of Boozer and Williams!!!
How many championships does Dallas have? ZeroOnly four teams every
year make it to the Conference Finals. It is not that easy to do. Dirk is not
going to win a title. Dallas is no better than the Jazz most years. Williams
is in a perfect system for him to play in. He isn't going to leave.For all you CJ haters. Weren't you the ones that wanted the Jazz to sign
Morris Peterson a few years ago to 8 million a year? Are you going to tell me
Morris is better than CJ?
If Deron is all about winning and not about money, why don't you explain to all
of us why he signed a MAX contract? Didn't this MAX contract hinder the Jazz
ability to sign better players? Doesn't the lack of good players DECREASE the
chance of winning? Please explain your logic, because it seems to me that he is
ALL ABOUT MONEY, not winning.
Let Boozer go. Find away to get a center that has size and defensive presence to
back up Okur (I think Fez and Koufas can do it but not if Sloan won't play
them). And get a scorer at the 2. Kirlinko and Okur can play the four behind
Milsap. Kirlinko and Miles the 3. New player and Matthews the 2. Like Gaines
more than Price but can keep both since we like to carry three point gaurds.
Rather have Korver than Miles but we are stuck with Miles for another year. If
we could keep Korver at lower price that would be great with me.
All I have to say is every player on the Jazz team are trained to pass the ball
into Boozer! His team mates make him look darn good! Now where else is he
going to go where his team mates buy into that role! Pass to Boozer so he can
get the basket and the glory! Matthews is one of the few team mates that looks
to the basket first because he is looking for his own glory!
The Jazz should do all they can to keep Boozer. Millsap, Okur and Miles are the
odd men out. Trade them for cap space, and draft a good, defensive-minded
center with the Knicks' pick. Let Korver and Price walk, and resign Matthews
Anyone who thinks that Milsap is better than Boozer is smoking some of that
It is really very simple: Boozer has been outstanding when healthy. I guess a
reasonable argument can be made that he is injury prone, but he plays hard and
plays very well when he isn't hurt. Millsap had a great short stretch last year
when Boozer was out, but otherwise has been pretty inconsistent. Collison in
New Orleans had had a great short stretch. Should New Orleans trade Chris Paul,
who may be injury prone, and just go with Collison? Same situation.
I still think that a Millsap/AK combo at the 4 is going to be just as servicable
as Boozer. Where the Jazz need quality is at the 3. I would love to see a sign
and trade with Boozer for someone like Gerald Wallace or Corey Maggette.
Although CJ shows flashes, his consistency isn't there (although I am loving the
assists/steals/rebounds that he is putting on his stat line recently... He seems
to be understanding more of full game), and he just seems too shoot far too
often for my taste. I don't see Boozer as a fit for the Jazz long-term and
agree that he is bringing it because of the contract year. A solid 3 and I think
the Jazz are still in the hunt even without Boozer.
@miles, I understand that we win the regular season, but there have been talks
of him wanting to go back to his home town, Dallas and play. You don't think
they have a better team down there? they have similar pieces and with williams
they could be amazing and they are willing to spend the money to be a
championship contender plus it's a bigger market for him. He does win, but he
got a taste early at the W.C.finals and the team has slid ever since. He wants
to be with a team that can be a legit contender every year, like San Antonio or
dallas. He could go to a team that would be willing to put the pieces around him
or that have those pieces around him. He said it himself Miles, "that's why i
only signed a 3 year deal" he wants to contend and I honestly feel like he's
worried in the upcoming years that they wont compete
How can you say the Williams is not winning? The Jazz have been as better than
90% of the teams out there. Leaving doesn't gaurantee that you will win a
championship. Karl Malone left and did he get a ring? The Jazz are one of the
winningest organizations in the NBA. True they don't have championship, but
only one team wins every year. There are lots fo them who don't.
The reality is, the Jazz won't be able to keep him unless they trade AK, DWill,
Okur, or Millsap. Boozer is doing good, only in his contract year. I think we
can get by without him. Many people think Brewer should not be traded, but the
fact is, traing Brewer makes others better (Matthews, Korver, and AK). I bet if
we let Boozer go, Okur, Millsap and AK will have more play time and will step
up. Don't forget we will have a lottery pick as well. If I am running Jazz as
a business, I will not resign Boozer.
So if we lose boozer and draft a decent back up to millsap, we might not be the
best next year, but it would give us time to develop Fes and the newbie.
Matthews will be better by then and hopefully CJ will pull his head out by then
as well. With the new york pick, if we get someone that's good now like Wesley
Johnson from 'Cuse or Greg Monroe from georgetown, that might motivate Williams
to stay, that's my only issue with booz leaving is Williams is starting to get
anxious about not winning and a lot of big market teams want him. He's more
about winning not about the money, so I could see him walking if we don't get
some players around him. next year is key, we lose ak at the end of the season
unless he decides to take less money, so we need some young fresh talent that
are already decent players, not any of the "great upside" players we've been
getting lately. We need people like matthews that will step up and contribute
now and get better as they go.
I do think we need boozer for a championship, we also need a couple of other
tools as well. Korver is one of them, a pure shooter is always a necessity.
Dwill does what he does, but it's memo and ak that need to step up to bring the
championship home, memo has stepped up lately, but ak is doing that drive to the
basket to get fouled thing and he is not finishing like he was when we were on
fire and that is why he's not getting the ball as much, he needs to bring the
pain with those strong finishes like he was before the back injury. I think you all are discounting millsap tho, he needs a chance to play and he
can be great. he's improved so much from last year and though he's in a rough
patch, he continues to work against guys that are 3 to 4 inches taller than him.
Boozer left cleveland for a shot and look what happened, i think millsap needs a
shot too, double double machine when booz was out last year, he became the 2nd
option and it worked out
In my opinion, Boozer would lose the best point guard companion in the NBA...He
fits well into the Jazz system and Boozer could possible be the best power
forward in the NBA....Sloan loves this guy.I think it is smart for all concerned
for Boozer to stay.
If everyone can look past last year, remember Boozer was an all star putting up
20 and 10. Yes, he was worthless last year but he was injured. Millsap is good
but not a go to guy. The Jazz are much better with Boozer.
I would keep Boozer and trade Milsap if the Jazz can get a decent player in the
draft. I guess the question would be if another team would be willing to pick
up Milsaps contract. I like Milsap, but he is just a good journeyman type
player. Compare the number of player of the week awards between the two.
Boozer is an outstanding scorer and rebounder and bad defensively. Milsap is
just an average scorer and defender, but is popular because of his great
attitude. Boozer also seems to get along with Sloan. I also think the Jazz need
to keep Boozer if they want to keep Deron Williams.
The Jazz are not in a financial position to gamble on Boozer. A big contract for
him almost guarantees a no show till the last lear of the contract, And he has
proven that twice. 65% of his games on the current deal should tell someone what
to expect on the next contract. He is crazy if he leaves by the way since the
Jazz system is built for him.I actually think he is a pretty great scorer
and rebounder but he is the guy other teams always go at when they need a
basket, POOR D!Bosh is the answer at what ever price they have to
pay and he will be a ALLSTAR in Jerry's system every year. Count on it..
will be in New York with his old ball coach and another All Star. No! I don't
I suppose those of you who think Amare Stoudamire would ever come to Utah also
think BYU can beat Florida on Thursday - am I right? You guys and your pipe
BOOZER is: comment is 100% correct..Boozer gets only a few blocks a year, bad at
free throws & has no game down low against bigger defender & shoots 15' fade
away...You don't want your PF having a game like that.He has slow foot work &
Amare ate him up last game in the Valley..There is absolutely no comparison btw.
Booz & Amare as an earlier blogger said Booz is better ?? Amare beats him at ALL
phases of the game; EVERY single facet !!!Plus Amare has tuffness & speed which
you can't teach..I can't believe KOC is serious about re-signing Boozer.Boozer
HATES contact & that's a MUST in the NBA.Amare would be that tuff presence in
the middle until Fes or GREG MONROE (hopefully JAZZ 1st round pick this
year)develope..The Jazz should look into a sign & trade with Suns & swap P.F.'s
& Utah would become that much better..Again, there is no comparison btw.
Amare/Booz; Amare wins hands down at all levels of the game !!!!! Amare wants
alot of money for a few years, not sure Mr. Miller wants to spend that cash in
these bad economic times ???
I don't see any future prospect on the horizon---draft or otherwise---that could
replace Boozer. So, I see value in an effort to keep him.Boozer's a
team player who just wants to get the best deal he can on any team that might be
able to win a championship with him on it. I don't fault him for wanting out of
Utah after last year.I hope they keep Koufos in the D-League the
rest of the year. This kid just needs playing time to get confidence and work on
his weaknesses. He came out of college too soon. Let Fes grow each time they
need a big to sub.
Bring him back. Jazz are one player away from being the best team in the NBA...
Milsap was killing it in the category of double doubles while Boozer was out.
Milsap is not playing well because Boozer is back and there must be some bad
blood there or something. I agree with the comments made by "Boozer is". Lete
as Boozer does. Give him a long term contract and he takes all but the last year
off. Look at him this year. A contract year and he's on fire. He gets hurt but
comes back sooner. Give him a one year deal and he'll play like a wild man. Give
him a multiyear and you can forget about him showing up until the last year.
Boozer is as Boozer does!!
Millsap is not cheap. Portland raised the ante and the Jazz met it. I agree that
without Boozer, bo playoffs. Since it is free agency, not likely to get anyone
half as good. He seems to have settleed down in terms of his desire to go
elesewhere. Keep him.
I love his strong, powerful presence in the paint (particularly on the offensive
end). I'd like to see the Jazz find a long, athletic interior defender. I
guess every team wants that type of guy.
Boozer is an animal this zoo can't do without.Boozer still
loves this game, loves to win and is a fan favorite because when it comes to the
end of a game he has ice water in his veins. Is willing to take the shot and
most of the time makes them.He also knows the Dwill makes him look
good and if they can talk KOC into one more great draft pick or spending some
more dollars they can attract one more really good player then the JAzz compete
with the Lakers.Millsap is no comparison to Boozer. As of late he
stands around gets 6-10 points and his 6 fouls and sits down. The Jazz need the
Boozer scoring rebounding machine.
I prefer not to resign this primma-donna but if you do and think you have to
management, make sure you sign him to a tradeable contract. Leopards don't shed
their spots, and this guy has shown a side to him 2 times here and in Cleveland
that repulses fans and other teams managers. A sign and trade in my mind would
I'm fine with Boozer going elsewhere if that means we get an equivalent player
in return.Unfortunately, there are only two other all-star quality PF in
the league who will be free agents this year: Bosh and Amare. Neither of these
players will play for the Jazz, and I'd rather have Boozer over Amare any
day.Without Boozer we'd be lucky to make the playoffs. DWill and
Boozer should be our foundation. Lets hope last night starts another
big win streak to get us 2nd in the west.
Boozer isn't superhuman like malone, but he's pretty good and it would be cool
to see his jersey hanging in the rafters, for sure. Besides, the jazz don't
have a chance with out him. I think the jazz might be able to clear some space
through trades over the summer, its possible, and be able to sign boozer and
stay under the cap. AK is coming into the last year of his millstone and chain
contract. With ak now, Ak could be used better, he needs to touch the ball more
on offense, he's a good passer and he can shoot or drive with a little space.
Dwills assist numbers go down when he passes to ak, so thats probably why he
freezes out ak, it's probably about 2 to 3 assists a night that ak takes away
from dwill. however, dwills job is so much easier that way, and ak makes dwill
more effective that way, and not like this dwill now, who's injured and always
griping at the officials. still, the jazz can contend without ak, without
boozer though, this team isn't contending, like anonymous said.
Bring him back!!!!
No, no. Boozer needs to go. Let him go.
I'd love to see Boozer spend the rest of his career in Utah. With Boozer,
DWill, and a decent supporting cast, Jazz have a shot every year. But I can't
help but think that the front office will put salary cap considerations first.
Easiest way to get under the cap is to let Boozer and Korver go, leaving the
Jazz with the cheaper Millsap and CJ Miles to replace them. I doubt that is a