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Published: Thursday, July 8 2010 1:04 p.m. MDT

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financenco

Well, if you thought that he was going to stay, then I have a bridge to sell you. The only reason he was saying nice things about Utah, was so he didn't have to face the music like he did last year.
So we might as well do what we can, and get someone that wants to be here. When we get a team, with players, that want to be here, we are pretty darn good. NOw all we need to do is place odds on when Boozer will get hurt this year. I say he will get hurt 20 games into it, and then get better with about 20 games to go.

Bohonker

I predict that this is going to be a long season for Rose and Boozer in Chicago. They were banking on LeBron coming to the Bulls....

AZBrabbit

My assumption of Todd is that he resides in the posh Costa Mesa area somewhere near Avenue of the Arts and only uses Santa Ana as a front to make him seem hard... I think it's Todd in Costa Mesa the bitter bitter Clipper fan who wishes his team the Sailboats had made the playoffs more than twice in the last two decades so I guess he is an imposter.

pbpm

Is Roy Hibbert available? A big who can run the floor and play some D around the basket. Played a great game against us in Indiana this year and the kid is young and from what I have heard, is super person. Lots of UPSIDE with him!! KOC, get on this one for a change, find another 7'2" who would fit in and is young and defensive minded and can guard Gasol.....

TAGZZ

We got rid of one cancerous tumor... Next is Jerry Sloan.... Please, Please, Please get rid of Jerry!! Send him to the Farm, Make him a spokesman for John Deere, but by all means please don't sign him to another year of coaching at the first of the season like last year!!

John Wicks

It's time for KOC and Sloan to go. The Jazz will do nothing as usual. Get somebody competent in there Greg. Make your Dad proud. I wonder if KOC will help D-Will pack his bags in 2 years. Wake up Jazz.

Vince

What scares me is that Sloan who is now backed into somewhat of a corner as too players available and talent will go on some of his famous foul mouthed rants and take what heart is left in Fess & KK. Try letting them play through a few mistakes just like your "big" boys make all the time Jerry. Corbin said a few days ago about instinct, and needing to have it when plays broke down. How long did it take Mathews, and was it over looked in his case? Sure it was, but he worked hard and made up for mistakes, but Fess & KK haven't had the same chance here!

jammer2324

Here's some crazy thoughts, trade for al jefferson, resign matthews and korver. THen you can either keep korver or work a sign and trade for jj redick who is basically korver with better d and driving ability. Go pick up haslem as a backup for millsap or starter.
Now here is thea crazy thought, you sign kwame brown or ike diogu or both. with what they made last year that's only 5 million combined. Look at diogu's last games last year when he got time, granted its gonna be against the second team but he has talent, and kwame is one that sloan may be able to get something out of. You sign either one to low short contracts so they don't hurt you if they flop. Then look at signing Al Harrington.

jammer2324

Here's some crazy thoughts, trade for al jefferson, resign matthews and korver. THen you can either keep korver or work a sign and trade for jj redick who is basically korver with better d and driving ability. Go pick up haslem as a backup for millsap or starter.
Now here is thea crazy thought, you sign kwame brown or ike diogu or both. with what they made last year that's only 5 million combined. Look at diogu's last games last year when he got time, granted its gonna be against the second team but he has talent, and kwame is one that sloan may be able to get something out of. You sign either one to low short contracts so they don't hurt you if they flop. Then look at signing Al Harrington.

MT Fan

Great news for the Jazz. One less misguided ego to deal with. Life is dynamic and will move forward. One player does not make or break a team. When an opportunity exists someone will step up.

dwillfan

man, the jazz are in a tough predicament...thanks to o'conner and NEED to bring someone in, and now, or risk losing dwill in a few years.

hey o'conner, why don't you bring ostertag out of retirement and pay him $200 mil for 2 years...sounds like something you'd do, you big dummy.

here's a roster they can try in the meantime, that might work.
pg-dwill (a given)
sg-matthews (brings a lot more intensity to the game. sub cj for relief)
sm-millsap (another given)
pf-okur (i think this will mess w/other's team defense. they'll have to come out to guard against his outside shooting. this also gives us a big body inside for defense)
c-koufus (no one has given this dude a chance. he's only 22 but he's big, athletic and hustles a la millsap and dwill. he was sent to the d-league twice, performed amazing & brought back to the pro's. that messes w/a player's psyche, especially one as young as koufus)

drafting hayward, really?

...oh, yeah, o'conner's decision. dummy.

Rick

Utah needs any tuff player with an attitude & plays with an edge.Just like Raja cloths-lined kobe in the playoffs 4 years ago & got into kobes head.Now kobe wants this tuff guy on his team.Same with Artest, Ron was in Kobes face in playoffs 2 years ago & kobe didn't like it.Kobe told management to get Ron on the Lakers & it happened this year.Barnes is that type of player too.Barnes got in Kobe's face in the game in Orlando this year.YOU CAN'T SHOW THIS PUNK KID KOBE ANY RESPECT.Barnes will knock kobe out if needed.Barnes will be in kobes face all game talking trash which kobe doesn't like...kobe is extremely coy.kobe pats players on their butts & makes believe he's their friends at tip-off, BARNES doesn't need any fake love from this oppossing player.Barnes knows his tricks..When kobe is fouled hard he cries to the refs & his game is thrown off.Problem is, not many players hit kobe in the face because they respect him TOO much....BARNES & RAJA will deck kobe..That's players Utah needs badly & and center !

blauch

The Jazz will be fine without Boozer. First off Power Forwards best 3 scoring seasons (ppg) almost always come between the age of 25 and 28. By the age of 29 their ppg decrease by 2 and 6 points (An Average of 4ppg.

The following players averaged over 20 points a game: K. Malone, C. Barkley, C. Weber. T. Duncan, K. Garnett, G. Robinson, E Brand, J Oneal, Z Randoph, Abdur-Rahim, L. Johnson, J. Howard, A. McDyess, V. Baker, P. Gasol, J. Mashborn, A. Jaminson, D. Manning, A. Walker, and R. Lewis Everyone one of these players had their highest scoring average by the age of 28 years old. By 29 (Boozer Age) every player scoring average decressed by 1.8 points to 8.9 points per game. The only power forwards that did not fit this trend was Nowitzki, D. Manning and Kemp. They all had their highest ppg by 30. Boozer is most likely going to average 3 to 4 points less a games in 2 seasons from his highest scoring average - 21.1. Are the Jazz really going to pay someone 12 to 14 million for 17 points 10 rebound and no defense.

blauch

The Real question is - are the Jazz worst without Boozer. Well considering the only thing I we have to go on how the Jazz fared without Boozer over the last 3 season.

The Jazz went 54 and 28 games in 2007/08 when Boozer was healthy,
The Jazz went 48 and 34 games in 2008/09 when Boozer was not healthy,
The Jazz went 54 and 28 games in 2009/10 when Boozer was healthy

But in reality the 45 games the Jazz played in the 2008/09 season without Boozer they won 26 and 19 the exact percentage as the 37 games they played with Boozer.

That means there was another factor in why the Jazz were much worst that year. Namely they benched AK for Miles (who at the time was awful). Now the last few months Miles has played better.

07/08 AK started - the Jazz won 54 games
08/09 AK was benched the Jazz won 48 games
09/10 AK Started most of the games he played the Jazz won 54 games.

Start AK - hopefully he is healthy the Jazz will win.

The Great Houdini

Gortat or Kwame Brown?????....you guys are killing me,why not pull Sam Bowie out of retirement

netmaster

B Russ seems to know his stuff. Boozer made so many defensive errors, usually failing to help his teammates, that it almost counteracted his 20 and 10 on offense. The guy improved considerably during his last season, but then he regressed during the big games, probably for a fear of fouling out. A friend and I used to watch every game on DVR, and we would rewind every play when the opponent got a layup. About two-thirds of the time Boozer was at fault, usually indirectly for failing to show, failing to leave his man, failing to commit, failing to trust his team mates, failing to think. The Jazz weren't ever going to win the Western Conference with Boozer as the weak link on defense. Don't be surprised if O'Connor goes for a good defender and barely adequate offensive player to replace Boozer. That's what the Jazz need, not 20 and 10. If Boozer continues to improve, he'll burn Utah in the future, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. That Utah got anything at all for an unrestricted free agent is a miracle. And an exemption is better than nothing.

oldschool

Can some of you Sloan and O'Connor bashers name for me the great centers who are available? Please do not list anybody who is considered to be among the top 15 centers in the league because they won't be available. Their teams won't be letting them go because they are such valuable commodities. Also, please do not include in the list any of the top 10 promising up-and-comers whose teams refuse to let them go. Again, these young talents with great potential are so rare that a team with one won't let him go. So cross 25 centers off your list and give me one or two you would like. By the way, you don't have much to spend because even without the Booze the Jazz aren't far from salary cap. I'm waiting for your list.

Old Port

It never ceases to amaze me at the comments on here about how incompetent the Jazz brass are at running the team, like it is so simple to manage....

TAGZZ

Old School,

We were going to bring Manut Bol out of retirement but he kicked the bucket last week...

Portland Trail Blazers

Utah, where?

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