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Published: Sunday, April 4 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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jazzfanblog

We could use AK. Too bad he's Mr. Glass.

ManBearPig

A lot of Jazz fans don't like Boozer because of how he has been over his stay in Utah... AK has been way worse. His has done less for the team and been paid way more money. He makes $250K for every game he sits there in street clothes. And it has happened every year. He is the softest player in the league.

Gazelle

Bottom line is if the Jazz are to make a serious run this playoffs we will need Kirilenko with the team. On top of that fact we will need Boozer and Miles as well. Funny the guys we criticize most are the guys that will probably put us over the top.

If we meet up with the Lakers you are going to be thanking whomever you pray to that he is on the team. I would like to see him matched up with Odom the entire time with Matthews locked onto Kobe.

I am excited for what is to come.

sports doc

Is anyone ever going to hold Gary Briggs responsible for these petty injuries not getting better.

Re: ManBearPig

AK done less for the team? Maybe, but put his injuries in perspective before you berate him for missing because of injuries: since he started playing in his multiyear contract five years ago, he's missed 13, 12, 10, 15 and (up to now this season) he's missed 19 games, for a total of 69 out of 410, which is 17% of all of the possible games.

Boozer has been way worse still - 31, 49, 8, 1, 45 and 8 up to this point in the season, for 29% of his games missed, and that's in light of his newfound "durability" in a contract year.

I do agree that both players could use some toughening up, but AK in no way compares to Boozer's "durability"; if Utah re-signs him (likely), you'll find he'll return to pinstripe suit form on the sideline.

Yeah, AK is overpaid - the Jazz were in a bind and they were suckered by AK's agent in assessing his market value & gave him a contract like Gasol's. That was Utah's folly and it was a stupid mistake. AK will be gone after next year - Boozer? Back for more.

Gazelle

To look back and say now that it was a bad idea is kind of a no brainer. Kind of obvious dont you think?

But if you were to look back to when he signed that contract the Jazz would have been the dumbest team in the league if they would have let him walk. Not including lossing their entire fan base in the process.

What purpose does it serve anyones life to always be looking back in the rear view mirror all the time second guessing themselves or somebody else? Well it does nobody nothing. He is on the team and we will need whatever he has got left to do anything special.

On top of that the Kirilenko wants to play well. That is were his mentle state comes in. It kills him that he doesnt play as well. It messes with his mind. He is not one of those players just collecting a check. I think it is time to give the guy a break...

Gazelle

To look back and say now that it was a bad idea is kind of a no brainer. Kind of obvious dont you think?

But if you were to look back to when he signed that contract the Jazz would have been the dumbest team in the league if they would have let him walk. Not including lossing their entire fan base in the process.

What purpose does it serve anyones life to always be looking back in the rear view mirror all the time second guessing themselves or somebody else? Well it does nobody nothing. He is on the team and we will need whatever he has got left to do anything special.

On top of that the Kirilenko wants to play well. That is were his mentle state comes in. It kills him that he doesnt play as well. It messes with his mind. He is not one of those players just collecting a check. I think it is time to give the guy a break...

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