We tried to warn Chicago but they didn't listen. Now Carlos is their problem
child. I'm just glad he's gone from the Jazz and that the future of team looks
bright. Now if the ping pong balls can fall just right or if Jazz
management can pull off a great trade.
I guess Chicago thought that Boozer would perform differently?After
behaving dubiously in Cleveland, Utah and now Chicago, will any team in the NBA
want Boozer? I hope not. Guys like him need to learn a lesson at some
point.What will Boozer do after the NBA? Not much work ethic.
Hopefully he is a good saver and can retire and live comfortably the rest of his
Same leopard, spots unchanged.
The only time Boozer plays a full season is when his contract is about to be up.
Really? Ya think?
Not too good a role model for kids.
Boozer's philosophy: maximum money for minimum effort.
Is anyone really that surprised? The guy gets a bruise and he is gone for half
the season. Man I am glad Chicago is paying for this and not the Jazz.
these comments are about as emotional as the author.to me it sounds
like crying over spilled milk. Compare him to Malone and Malone was
uncontrollable with the press. Never saw Boozer go to a LA radio station to
work out his contract with Larry Miller.When the Jazz paid AK to
miss 23% of his games and Boozer missed 28% yet AK got paid 60% more than
Boozer. Boozer was entitled to miss more games based upon that line of
reasoning.As fans and press you are not in a position to argue with
the player yet the coach is and Sloan never once, not ever said Boozer was
faking it. I trust him more than some member of the press who got offended
because Boozer did not look him in the eye.Another thing the Jazz
got from Boozer is what he was paid for (not pleasing the crowd) and that was
giving them 20/10 year and out. Fewer than 5 PF's in the league performed like
that.His numbers speak volumes and he was a star while he was here.
Currently the Jazz are looking for another.
@Doug10. I hear home prices are a bargain in Chicago. Boozer's a baby and I'm
glad he's gone. I would take Milsap over Boozer without hesitation. Character
@ Doug10:Well said with that last sentence!May I add:
Chicago - still playing, Utah - golfing.
Chicago is going to win it all. Some guys are awesome and can play without rest
for a bunch of games...and others can't. I'm sure every coach that signs Boozer
knows he's gonna take breaks. I'm sure they tell him to take time off and say
its an injury. Its just another way coaches find to rest thier players. Its
easier for a coach and a player to tell the fans that a player is injured than
to say "he's tired." If other teams know a guy is tired all the time
they will work him over. Of course I'm a Bulls fan. I put up with Rodman as long
as he got his numbers. I'm a Jazz fan too. If you're winning, no one cares how
much time you take off. Fact is, the Jazz "system" does not bring out
the best in the players its has. Jazz have great players, need new system.
Boozer and Shaq should both hang out together if they can manage that without
getting hurt LOL !
Simple, he likes to play games to mommy and daddy when he was little and he does
the same to Duke and all those NBA teams. He earned it just to be lazy and
happy. Did you noticed last time at the Olympics, Coach K. didn't let him play
much and benched him. After his contract is he will be done!
@Doug10 - Boozer was AS reckless or MORE reckless with the press as Malone. He
was always talking to ESPN about playing for other teams long before his
contract with the Jazz was ever up. He clearly didn't want to be here, and we're
better off without him.@grj - Chicago may still be in the mix, but
it isn't because of Boozer. The guy managed to injury himself in the locker room
before the season had even started!The Jazz are in a great position
right now to shine next season. Yes, this season was lousy, and there's A LOT of
work to be done in the off-season. But I think we've got some great talent, and
if we drop some dead weight players, we could fill in those gaps, and make a
well-rounded and competitive team.
doug10, why do you need to make up numbers to make Boozer look better? AK was
paid 21% more then Boozer, not 60%. All in all this article is right on.
Millsap will never, ever be as good as an offensive threat as Boozer. I told
everybody I know the same thing before Booz was gone. I knew it would take the
team down a notch. Boozer is a better rebounder as well. His defense is not
great, but he fit in well in the Jazz system. Millsap is an average starter, and
an above average bench player. Nothing more, nothing less. I like Jefferson.
When Booz was on the court the jazz were good. His off court antics are
annoying, but nothing to get offended over. That is just who he is. Glad he is
in Chicago now, but jazz aren't as good without him.
Well, there might possibly be another reason that those who are so quick to
forgive AK47 are so quick to lambaste Boozer. This writer wasn't brave enough to
consider it, but most fans do (in one way or another). Let's just say it has a
lot to do with the same reasons some people won't give our current President any
credit no matter how well he's doing. Hint--there is a bit of skin color
millsap's numbers were almost exactly the same as boz this year. boz missed half
the year millsap missed 2 or 3 games. millsap made 7 mil boz 17. maby utah could
trade him to chicgo too
No question Boozer is a great player. He understands the game well and knows
where to be on the court. Boozer is, however, very questionable on his work
ethic and commitment. He showed this in Cleveland, slightly, but it was worth a
risk for the Jazz to take. Chicago decided to take the risk even with a long
history of missed games and questionable injuries, and now people there are
figuring him out. Boozer made probably the best decision of his career to come
to Utah (any small market team would do) where he could really fly under the
media's radar and still somehow increase his value in free agency. He's
probably thinking that Chicago will be his last major payout and possibly the
last stop in his career, since a tarnished image in such a prominent media city
will limit large future payouts.Even if Millsap isn't Boozer I'll
take his work ethic in a minute over Boozer. Remember the unpolished player
Malone was when he started here? And look what he became. I am not saying
Millsap will reach that status, but he can certainly get to Boozer status with
some hard work.
Let the soft players walk, we dont want them or need them on this team. If the Jazz are going to be a force in the NBA, we will need guys that
like to do the dirty work and fight and get nasty and attack every rebound,
loose ball, foul hard and dont back down on every single play. This
is the NBA and you are going to get banged up, no question about it, especially
if you are considered to be a star for your team, you have to have players that
are willing to play banged up and still be able to give your team enough to win,
night in and night out, this is something that AK, Boozer, Memo have not been
able to do for the Jazz. Let the frail over paid softies walk! GO JAZZ!
@bglFetch No There Is No Racism Against Boozer Because He Is Black
And Andrei Is White, The Reason Is Andrei Has More Character Then Boozer Will
Ever Have In His Life, Andrei Wants To Be Here And Wants To Be Paid Less, Boozer
Didn't Want To Be Here And Wouldn't Take A Cut In Pay Ever. Andrei Admits
Weakness, Boozer Brags About Nothing, He Didn't Like Us. He Hated Us The Only
Reason He Remotely Played Hard Was To Woo Us To Get Our Money. Boozer Could
Care Less About Playing, Andrei Wants To Play And Even Tried Last Year To Get
Back But Ended Hurting His Calf Again. I Could Go On!!!! And Hint The Dude You
Mentioned In Your Comment Has Done Diddly Squak, If You Would Just Wake Up And
Smell The Air. I Would Go On But It Would Be Off Topic.
BJL, Ithink not... If this was true how do you explain the love dished out to
Paul Millsap by most Jazz fans? It is caracter not skin color that matters. This
is true of a certain Pres. also
AK is a mystery. He is very likeable and plays hard at times. What you see is
what you get. However, it appears that when D-Wil "took over the
team", he had AK in his "posse". Deseret News printed a list of
players who were with D-Wil when he saw the news on tv. Miles and AK were the
two who were of note. Obviously, AK is going to go the route of the
"strongest personality". If this is Corbin, then hooray for the Jazz.
If Corbin doesn't "step up", then the dominoes will continue to fall.
AK gots his WP48 by filling up the stat sheet and in spite of Boozer being the
focal point of the offense and DWill ignoring him on the court. Boozer's WP48 has dropped dramatically with his move to CHI. He is no longer
the focal point of the offense. He also can't rip off WP48 (rebounds and shots)
from Noah the way he did off of Memo and the rest of the team. Boozer was never a go to guy. He was too short and double, triple teams
defeated him in clutch situations. It is simply too much to ask of a Boozer like
player to go up against Bynum, Gasol, Odom and expect him to pull off Kobe like
clutch circus shots.For the Jazz to win they have to boost the team
WP48 by getting much more efficient and by adding more talent. AK
made the players around him better. Boozer sucked WP48 off of all of the rest of
the players. The Jazz were a playoff team built around Boozer/DWill but they
would never be anything more than that. The Jazz need a couple more
"right players" to contend. Also a better bench.
bglstgjazzfan is right.Skin color has nothing to do with
it. Much of the time that is a lame excuse. Just because we disagree with
someone we must be racist. Ugh.
Time-share on the injured list ...amde me laugh out loud~
What a deal he has, an NBA welfare program! Get a lot of something for very
little or no effort.
Boozer, Kirilenko and KOC are poison to the Jazz. We are tired of the soft
charmin players....Zach Randolph and a guy like Tony Allan of the Grizzlies
epitomize everything Boozer and the Jazz do not have on their team.
And one. Well said.
Boozer is full of false hustle, you see it when he screams really loud after a
big play to distract you from his monthly absences.
No matter how much ink he puts on his body, (the leopard doesn't change his
spots) Boozer will always find a way to be hurt, unless it is in a contract
year.Then he only misses if he is really hurt.
same ole Boozer - disapears in the playoffs for the most part. Is he worth the
big money?? NO WAY.
Nobody calls out Kirilenko for his injuries and he gets a pass? You must not
live in Utah. Listen to sports talk radio. Talk to fans. Kirilenko's history
of injuries comes up as often as Boooooozer's. Even Greg Miller stated on KSL
Sunday night that Kirilenko's duribility is an issue when deciding whether or
not to resign him. A question was asked of a Jazz official on sports talk radio
recently (to paraphrase) whether they would want an very good player who plays
60 games or a good player who plays 80. It was a roundabout way of asking
whether or not they want to resign Andrei when he only averages 60 or so games.
So, no, Kirilenko is not getting a pass on his history of injuries.
Now, he seems like a more genuine guy than Boooooozer, so maybe fans do not have
the same venom towards Andrei as Boooooozer. But AK is not getting a pass.
It's a huge concern.
Karl Malone was worth BIG money BECAUSE he was the mail man - he always
delivered... including the playoffs. I have never understood what teams saw in
Boozer. He is an undersized power forward that at best is a decent 6th man off
the bench but certainly not worth the HUGE money teams pay him. The often
injured Boozer always seemed to get overpowered during the playoffs when the
Jazz would play teams with BIG power forwards AND Boozer's shooting touch seemed
to always disappear in April and May.
the reason why i would give AK a pass...just look at their bodies...Boozer is
thicker...and more cut...AK...even though he isn't a wide body...he would
continue to patrol the paint...sacrificing his body...would dive for the
ball...go on and block a shot from the weak side...plus AK has been playing ball
with grown men in russia at the age of 15...i'd still would want AK to be in the
team...he brings intangibles...just dont let him shoot much at the outside...let
him loose...make him cut through screens and through traffic...i don't see him
starting...but AK could be a very good backup...im really hoping the Jazz get
At some point it's no longer Boozer's fault. I blame Chicago for taking on the
risk. They knew what they were getting, he pulled this with the Jazz and the
Cavs, and they still paid him the big bucks. The only way Boozer is going to
learn is when people stop paying him to sit half the season. Until then,
ownership of blame falls on the guy who writes the check, not the one who
Still picking on Mr. Boozer. Slow news in SLC?
AK has gotten a pass? Seriously?Not a day goes by that
I don't read commenters bashing the heck out of him not to mention this paper
constantly discussing him as needing to be traded to unload his albatross
contract and him not playing enough to warrant it.AK gets a pass
around here?Don't think so.I hope we find a way to
re-sign him. Sure he is injured some but so are alot of NBA players. He knows
our system better than any player on our roster and he does soooooooo many
things that many clueless fans don't recognize.Statistics show this
team wins A LOT more when AK is on the floor getting 30 plus minutes a night.Re-sign him for a reasonable price and lets just realize he is what he
is and I am fine with that.Boozer on the other hand? Zero
character or integrity. Some things never change.
@Sokolit's Tony Allen...and i was pulling for us to grab him and/or
battier during the trade deadline...Allen is definitely better than CJ
Miles...and he would have been a pleasant defensive wing for our team...Zach
Randolph was always been better than boozer...the problem with Randolph before
is that he was a headcase...but that changed when he went to memphis...also
another big guy that memphis has that we dont is the Tougher Gasol...Marc...he
makes memo look like a schoolgirl...
Boozer has been hearing the boo-birds in Chicago....The Emperor Has No
Clothes..His act is old..and his defense non-existant.