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Published: Monday, May 2 2011 9:07 a.m. MDT

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rvalens2
Burley, ID

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.

David
Centerville, UT

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 life.

md
Smithfield, UT

Same leopard, spots unchanged.

I say this
Emery, UT

The only time Boozer plays a full season is when his contract is about to be up.

goitalone
w bountiful, ut

Really? Ya think?

catcrazed
Eagle Mountain, UT

Not too good a role model for kids.

Motappin
Sandy, UT

Boozer's philosophy: maximum money for minimum effort.

Utes21
Salt Lake City, ut

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.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

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.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

@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 matters.

grj
Bountiful, ut

@ Doug10:

Well said with that last sentence!

May I add: Chicago - still playing, Utah - golfing.

dustman
Nampa, ID

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.

gizmo33
St. George, Utah

Boozer and Shaq should both hang out together if they can manage that without getting hurt LOL !

DEW
Sandy, UT

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!

Shawnm750
Lehi, UT

@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.

Calgary
Calgary, AB

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.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

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.

bgl
Santa Monica, CA

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 involved.

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

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

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

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.

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