Jazzman clarifies remarks about his opting out
Boozer hardly played in the OlympicsWon't play for the JazzDidn't play for ClevelandI'd be surprised if any team of any
caliber would want him.
The Jazz will either trade him before the trade deadline this season, or they
will let some other suitors name their price in the off-season. I believe the
number will be more than they want to pay to re-sign him. We'll re-sign Memo
and Millsap and use the left-over money to re-sign Korver and someone to play
along side Millsap.
Getting a raise? That should be the last thing on these guys' minds. This is
why I can't stand pro sports and am a casual fan there. Incredible!
We are still a good team without Boozer. However, it's not enough to win the
championship. We have many good players this season. But the money cannot afford
all of them. We need Boozer this year. But we don't have money to resign him if
we keep Memo, Millsap
I agree that the Jazz will not be an elite NBA team without Boozer. We really do
We need to be honest with ourselves. If Boozer leaves this team we will be back
in rebuilding mode. He is one of the best PFs in the league. Seriously, why
don't we support the guy who has helped carry this team to two great seasons the
last two years. We just will not be at that level without Booz.
Boozer (well, his agent, I guess) negotiated in the player option to have some
flexibility. Sometimes the team negotiates for a team option, which gives the
team some flexibility--same idea.Usually, you don't know when you
sign the contract which way you will go on the option. Now that decision time is
near, Boozer can evaluate what to do with the option. Since he has become an
All-Star player and key contributor to the team, it turns out that his market
value may be high enough that opting out of the final year with Utah is his best
move. Who can fault him for that rational approach to the business part of the
profession?By the way, the players make too much money and the game
tickets cost too much. It's a business and we fans need to exercise the option
to withdraw support at the current cost levels to help the game reach a more
reasonable financial operating point.
Honestly, I don't think most are upset with Boozer for simply exercising an
option in his contract. It's the TIMING of this that is questionable. At the
beginning of the season, Boozer made it clear that he wouldn't be talking about
this until the end of the season. He was going to focus on THIS team, and THIS
season. Good plan, I agree with it. So, why the sudden change in plans... why,
after the Jazz had just GUTTED out the 2nd biggest comeback win in franchise
history (while Boozer watched from the sidelines, of course), does an 'injured'
Boozer decide to speak to national media on the road?? What, he no longer wants
to focus on THIS team and THIS year? Strange timing for such a change of heart.
Even if the ESPN reporter DID twist his words (which I don't know if I believe
that), why was he even discussing this with the guy? Stupid. Selfish. Bad
timing. Disrespectful to the Jazz organization, teammates, and to fans. I
expected him to opt out... that's not my gripe. My gripe is the timing and
circumstances of the big 'reveal'.
Boozer will lose his job to Milsap. The financial savvy Jazz will opt for the
cheaper and more rugged Milsap, and Boozer will sign for a load of cash
(overpaid, like Marbury) with some other team.The Jazz won't break
the bank for Boozer when they have Milsap.
Actually, the time he was on the floor in the olympics, he was very productive.
Wouldn't bother me to be the 12th man on the USA Olympic team whether I played
The better keep him:Sorry but Boozer simply is not as good as Milsap. He
is simply all hype. Poor shooting fundamentals, won't play hurt, won't play
defense, why would the Jazz want to keep him? The only thing dumber than Boozer
saying that he is getting a raise from $12 million would be if the Jazz actually
gave him one. The only thing the Jazz need from Boozer is a good trade, period.
Give him workers comp and trade his lazy butt!
he was refering to the bulls, lakers and celtics dynasties. I guess you have
only been watching bball the last 5 years moron.
I like boozer, he's a great personality. He's a great all around player, but
he's nothing special. If he had the work ethic of Paul Milsap he'd actually be
worth that 12 million per year. But with his history of injuries and choke
artistry I would take his guarenteed one year with utah, he's not going to last
6 more years, no team will buy into that.
I do not think Boozer is as good as he thinks of his self, he hardly played in
the olymoics, I think Paul Millsap is a better player, he has not been spoiled
by big bucks and self proclaimed stardum.
It strikes me as crazy that so many people are down on Boozer about this
comment. Yeah, you can be down on him for "maybe" not playing, but anyone who's
had a knee and leg injury can tell you how tricky and complicated they can be.
But down on him for getting what cash he can get? That's just unrealistic.
It's not like he's holding out on an existing contract that he signed. He's
simply excercising a part of the contract just like it was intended to be
available. If he has a chance to opt-out of what amounts to a one year deal and
get a raise or at least get a multi-year contract, why in the world shouldn't he
do it this summer? He's following the terms of the current contract. It's up
to teams to decide if he's worth it or not or if he's too fragile.
Hey Boozer, if you have any questions about how to be a real power forward ask
Larry Miller for the "Mailman"'s phone number, or better yet tell coach Sloan to
play some tapes for you, please Karl if you are reading this call this guy
Boozer and tell him what is he getting paid for, Go Jazz !!!!
is that Boozer looks at his next contract as a retirement program. He has been
so injury prone and that won't get better with age, most likely after his next
contract expires he'll be past his prime, so he'll milk this for all its worth,
and won't have any incentive to compete.
Boozer is exactly the kind of player I can't respect. Rides the bench when he
gets an ouwy and sucks in the playoffs. Trade him for someone with heart while
he's still worth something. I'll tell you who the real men are on this team.
#1. D-Will. Plain and simple he is the team. #2 Milsap- what a stud. #3
Brewer- we need the athletisism. #4- Memo, we need the size and shooting.
#5-Harpring, love the toughness and defense. Maybe Kirilenko for D and Korver
for shooting. You can get rid of everyone else. Almond..joke. Collins..who?
Knight.. mediocre. C.J. Miles (consider tradability) Ronnie Price.. trade
away this so-so Utah boy. And for Pete's sake.. get rid of that slow Kosts
Duffas! How many slow, mediocre white guys are the Jazz going to go through?
2nd point.. do you thing Stockt and Malone would sit out games because of a bum
finger or stubbed toe. Get rid of those pansies..
If we are going to keep Boozer I think there are 2 things we need to see when he
returns. 1- Better Defense 2- Better job of reversing the ball for the open 3
point shooter. He is TERRIBLE at these 2 things. Millsap is a WAY better
passer. It's like when Boozer gets the ball it is "tunnel vision" to score. He
is Double & triple teamed & he still goes to the basket. This is STUPID! His
ego is too big. He thinks he is more of the TEAM than he really is. Millsap is
proving that Boozer is EXPENDABLE! I like Boozer overall, but with Millsap
playing like he is, I say trade Boozer while you can for a good valued backup &
another player. Maybe a defensive Center for back up or a really good defending
guard to stop the Players like Kobe a little bit more. If Boozer leaves that
opens up money to use elsewhere. Finally, how the heck are we going to re-sign
all of our Players for next year? Go to: ESPN TRADE MACHINE & see what I am
talking about. 7 Players with expiring contracts, ALL deserving raises.
All of the comments about you would do it in the same situation are completly
wrong. Boozer is not the only Jazz player who's contract is expiring.But
he is the only one talking about it. I call for a boycott and sign
waivers at the practice facility tell he is gone. Until us the fans start
organizing and putting are money where are mouth is nothing is ever going to
change. I think all the season ticket holders league wide need to
organize. And when they, the owners and players get together to negotiate the
next CBA we should demand represention. They have obviously lost touch with who
is paying their salaries and until we as fans take a stand that will never
I like boozer alot when he's on the offensive side of the ball, but when he's on
the defensive side of the ball he is very lazy and commits stupid fouls... I
would like to see him back in the line up though.. because him starting he will
throw in a double double. and then that leaves paul millsap to come off the
bench and go to work on the other teams bench.. I say if possible keep both..
but give millsap more playing time.. I think if someone needs to leave utah it
needs to be Okur.. we need a center that is a defensive threat for crying out
Smart business is always supported by GOOD communication and timing.Looks
like this week Boozer (and his agent) went 0 for 2.
BOOZER: Stop talking to the media about what you MIGHT do or NOT do. What a lot
of double talk coming from you!!! Come on....focus on your injury and get back
into playing with the Jazz. I swear I've lost all confidence in Boozer, I
can't help it, he's making me and other fans feel that way.
Bottom Line is.....The Jazz will NOT be able to keep everyone from this years
team. So who do you lose? Boozer is a very good PF in this league. Paul Millsap
is a restricted free agent. Whom do you keep? Millsap is never injured and gets
you 17 and 10 per game. He will be cheaper to keep also. He plays better
defense. Much better defense. So you already know financially you can't keep
both. Solution is you have to trade one (Boozer) to get something so you don't
lose him without compensation. (Like Cleveland lost him for nothing). Then you
have Millsap as the starter and whatever you can get for Boozer. Then we can all
worry about the rest of the Jazz that will be free agents.....P.S. Harpring
needs to go, love the guy but he's to old and terrible knees. 6 million plus is
to much for Matty.
BOOZER'S A LOOZER! He has not stepped up to a potential that we thought he
could because he is plagued with constant injury.
I see lots of comments about the Jazz record with/without Boozer and
with/without Williams. People make this comparison to say that we did ok without
Williams, but we can't live without Boozer. This comparison is just a lack of
looking deeper. When Williams was out, we still had Price and Knight as
the backup. Both of those guys are decent veterans and have a good idea of
managing the game (Knight is better at that than Price, but Price is much more
of an energy player.)When Boozer is out, Millsap has had to start because
there isn't a better option at the 4 spot. Paul has been awesome, but he is
still learning. Given the chance, he will be a 20/10 guy, just needs the
minutes. He is getting those minutes, with Boozer out, and we are seeing huge
improvement because of his incredible work ethic. that being said, he is only in
his third year and still has much to learn. Most any basketball guy will tell
you that your starters can't win games by themselves-you need a strong bench.
Our bench is weaker when Millsap isn't coming off it!
Trade Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko to Miami for Shawn Marion and Michael
Beasley. Throw in either Marcus Banks or James Jones or smaller pieces.
Resign for what??? Right now he gets payed $154,390 for each game he sits on the
bench. Looks like a rough life to me. Only goes to show most professional
athletics can of themselves. Pretty sickening.
I don't blame Boozer for thinking about what he is going to do in the future,
but for crying out loud, the last thing us Jazz fans want to hear is him talking
about his contract when he is not even playing and the Jazz are struggling.
Also, for how much money he makes, he should be smart enough to just shut up and
play. You don't hear any of the other players talking about it even though
several are in the same position as he is. Come on Carlos, the only thing we
care about is how you play and you're not even playing right now. So just shut
Boozer is exactly what I thought he would be. Crying inside because he did
nothing for the summer olympic team. Than, gee hurt again just like a couple of
years ago. Look at those articles and stuff talked about. He is selfish and
will have to go through what Andre did. Now Andre is productive again after
feeling left out of the jazz and not important. Boozer is no Malone. We looked
forward to Karl doing this. He played through all his injuries. But, always
wanted to know he was loved. Well Carlos plays through nothing and wants more
money and love. Sounds like a soft player to me
Boozer is an integral part of the Jazz, as is a healthy Williams. Millsap also
must be resigned. Miles is also a weapon that needs to be developed. Brewer
has promise but looks a little moody as is Miles. Kirilenko is also an asset
but has troubling ailments. He causes a lot of defensive trouble for most
teams. I can't believe the NBA. I think Charles Barkley has put his finger on
the league. There are a lot of "bad teams" in the
league./This/a/watereddown/league. There are perhaps six teams in the west that
have any kind of a legitimate shot at the conference title. The Jazz appear to
be on the cusp of even falling out of the top eight qualifying for the playoffs.
Based on what the east is doing, I favor either the top 16 teams in the entire
league regardless of/ conference/advancing/to/the/playoffs. The east is so bad,
even though perhaps the two worst teams are in the west. If the Jazz are to
maintain continuity in being near the top in the west, they must retain the
nueculous of their current roster. To constantly turn over players is not the
way to go. NONE of the ELITE/players/will/play/in/Utah.
Is from Duke he's destined to be injured for more than half of his career... I
was so happy when we got him but now I'm sick of him sitting games out and
turning the ball over- I'm with those that would rather keep millsap and memo.
Boozer is not worth his stupidity and lack of loyalty. Get something for him
Does anyone have the stats on how many games played vs. how many games "injured"
for Boozer. This is a huge problem. A guy deserves a "raise" for not
performing. With all the woes in the economy, he is complaing about a $12
million deal next year and thinks he deserves a raise. Well, for us blue
collared Americans, get rid of Boozer! If I was to miss that many days of work,
I would lose money or be fired. What a slap in the face. Now tell me Boozer
loves the game and not just the money. I can see why Cleveland was so upset.
Underperforming, under-hearted, smooth-talking millionarie that has turned into
the perfect definition of Greed!Milsap works his tail off and
deserves a raise. Boozer sits his tail on a bench and thinks he "deserves a
raise". $12 million dollars a lifetime for me changes my family
life.$12 million dollars a year for Boozer and he is not "looking
out for the best interest of my family...as a business decision".Trade him while teams want him; he'll end up with injuries like Grant Hill and
we will regret keeping him if we do!
Now.... Get Chris Bosh. Boozer is a moron!
booz and fes to the clips for camby and ricky davis and a first round pick; I
want the camby man in blue. as far as ricky davis, hope he opts out, maybe buy
him out; he's the only player on the clip roster, besides jason hart, who can be
included, and the jazz wouldn't want hart for a second run, although, it
depends, he probably won't be a locker room disturbance, you odn't know with
rick davis. clips have to include two players in the trade, which is why you
send them fes. A good trade for both teams.Clips get someone to work with
bd, they unload camby who doesn't fit their philosophy, and vice versa. we get
someone who fits the jazz philosophy.clips get a young guy with potential,
we get some dead weight. the problem is the clips just traded for zbo, which
makes you scratch your head, why anyone would make a trade for him. but, if
they get booz, they can resign him. zbo is on them.now's the time to
trade booz. before he comes back.
In 2012, DWill will opt out tooMy thought exactly, Actually AK is
not a dime a dozen. To win a championship. you need 5 or 6 really good players.
DwillAKMemoBoozerMillsap(maybe Brewer)Everyone else is expendable. You can plug role players from anywhere.
With the Salary cap and Luxury tax you can only pay 3 players max
money - you need 3 player who deserve max money (Williams, Brewer and
Millsap) but are paid like a role player (Korver Harpring, CJ, Price)
continuedNot sure what the Jazz are going to offer Boozer. Is he a good a
player as Duncan - No but it should be around 15 million a year. If the San
Antonio did not offer Duncan 15 million a year. He would have opted out. Duncan
and Boozer are not different. Now you said, "Some athletes, Tim
Duncan and a few others, have put self interest aside for the good of the team,
to win a championship for the team, themselves and their fans.Carlos
will probably never win a championship, but he will be a very rich man and his
family will be well taken care of."Tim Duncan will make over the
course of his career over 230 million - Is that putting his self interest aside
for the good of the team. Boozer has made 58 million so far and
depending on what the contract the Jazz offer as an extension. 6 year and 100
million - similar to what Kirilenko got - He will sign that. It is
not Boozer bad, Duncan Good. Duncan/Millsap would do exactly what Boozer is
going to do. So would You, Me and Everyone else in this world
GET RID OF BOOZER, That was the stupidest commentI have ever heard. There
are people losing theirjobs every day, losing their houses every day,
andBoozer is concerned about making his next 50 million.Get rid of
this guy and Get rid of Sloan while you are at.
We are all spoiled. Never again will you see the durability of Malone or
Stockton. Get over it! Boozer's injury looked as ugly as DWill's ankle. D Will
has missed over 10 games too with an ANKLE SPRAIN! Why aren't fans questioning
him? And guess what, D Will in 3 years will opt out of his contract also. He
structured his contract for 3 years with a player option for the 4th. So watch
what you say about how Boozer is only about the money, because then D Will,
LeBron, DWade, CP3, Bosh, Melo are all in the same category with last year
player options. Do those names sound familiar? They are half the Olympic team.
Sports Economics people. Take the emotion of being a fan out of it. Our best
option to win is with Boozer and a solid reserve(Millsap). Get rid of cap space
and sign both of them. Buid the team around D Will, Ronnie B, Memo, Millsap,
and Booz (maybe AK). Everyone else is expendable. Korvers and Miles are a dime
a dozen in the NBA.
Booz for the much and long needed long, athletic, big man. Millsap(and Harpring
in reserve) more than takes care of Booz's position. Time to get a first rounder
with youth, size, and appreciation for the Wasatch Mountain lifestyle. Thanks
for your years but you have never really been a UTAH Jazz person.
Boozer is Loozer
I have been a Jazz fan for years, and for two years, was a season ticket holder.
I am sick of Boozer milking his injury, as he sits on the bench, in his million
dollars suits, and diamond earrings, raking in the bucks. He is no Stockon or
Malone, who played through injuries for years. Get rid of the leach!
Duncan was the first overall pick, he was paid around 3 million the first-year
to 5 million the forth-year. Boozer was a 2nd rounder and was paid
500,000 the first-year to 700,000 the third-year. Duncan (like
Williams was offered his second contract) Max for 6 (Williams only signed a 5
year contract) first-year 15 million to sixth-year 20 million. Now
Cleveland could have paid Boozer 700,000 the third-year, but they knew they
would have to pay him 10 million + at 5 years after that to keep him. They
decided to release him from his contract and offer him 6 years 37 million and
the Jazz offered 6 years 70 million. He signed with the Jazz. This has nothing
to do with loyalty. Every person alive would do what Boozer did (Even Duncan
and Millsap). When Duncan was in his 5th year of his 6th year
contract, The spurs offered a 6 year extension around $20,000,000 a year - he
signed it Boozer is in his 5th year of a 6th year contract, the Jazz
can offer a 6 year extension at $20,000,000 a year - Boozer would sign it. Now
the Jazz won't/shouldn't offer that
The Jazz have to go for broke this year for a championship with all of the
pending free angents at the end of the year. Boozer here is the only way they
stand a shot of winning this year. Ride it out this year and then see what
I've always liked boozer but I don't think his health and consistancy in defence
and scoring don't add up to a long-term deal.I'd let him opt out and
use the salary money to bring in someone more consistant. He is NOT the key
element to the Jazz's success.
Boozer is not only horrible on defense and poor at passing out of the double
team, but he is also a self-centered, egotistical jerk with little sensitivity
for people who don't make the kind of money he makes, all the while not even
doing his job. It's bad enough that basketball players make the indecent
salarites that they do, but when they feel they are entitled to it and even
more, because they are some godly figure on Mt. Olympus, then you can only feel
contempt for them.
I completely agree with SK. The only loyalty Booze knows is to himself.
Nothing else matters to him. He should simply be saying, heck, he should be
yelling....Show me the money!!!!Trade him now, or let him go at the
end of the year. I would rather have Millsap on the court than Boozer because
Millsap plays much better defense.While the team has struggled with
Boozer gone, many games also had a multitude of other players out as well.
As has been pointed out...this all sounds very familiar...let's go ask Cleveland
what they think.
He's right...he is and integral injured player for this team, I don't know what
they'd do without him?
$68 million for 6 years. He's sat on the bench with his "owweezzs" for 1/3 the
time. $20+ million for doing nothing. And we wants to explain? Try saying, "I'll
resign with the Jazz and the first 1/3 of my contract I've already been paid
Boozer is weak even when he is healthy. He can score however has no defense and
heart. He is way overpaid now and wants more. He is a discrace to a team that
has been blessed with players like Stockton and Malone. Millsap is a better
Don't let the door hit you on the way out Boozer. For $12 mil we have to listen
to you tell us you might starve.
I've lost a lot of respect for Boozer. You can tell he hates it here and is all
about playing for the money. He has no integrity at all. It times like these
when I really miss Malone and the heart and desire he played with.
Get rid of Booz. He doesn't want to improve his D. I don't see how anyone would
give him a raise. He doesn't give enough effort night in and night out. Although
Millsap doesn't have his ability to score...being a PF in Sloan's offense will
make him one soon enough and at least he hustles on the defensive end...and did
I mention Millsap doesn't carry the hefty price tag?
...we are paying this clown how much?
When Boozer came to the team I really wasn't too happy but my son convinced me
that he is a really good player. Now several years later, I wonder when is he a
pretty good player. I can sit on the bench and grin; but the doesn't make me a
pretty good basketball player. I don't know what is wrong with his leg; but
golly how long does it take to heal it?? I would think he should be feeling
pretty darn guilty if he had a conscience; which I don't believe he has. Most
ball players will play when they are just a LITTLE bit hurt and I think that
Boozer is just a little bit hurt. Come on, Booz, get out there on the floor and
earn your money. A fant from Evanston Wy
The Jazz need Boozer. He is one of the best power forwards in the league. I love
Millsap and want to see him stay as well but Boozer is more important. He is
better at creating his own offense and adds so much depth. Getting rid of Booz
is a ridiculous idea because who is going to come in and take his spot? Millsap
can step up and do a good job but who will back up Millsap? There isn't anyone
you can bring in that will give you as good of a PF combination as Boozer and
Millsap? There isn't one. You need them both. The only problem with the Jazz
this year is that they have had atleast 2 or 3 players each game on the injury
list. They haven't played one game with a full roster and they are still in the
playoff hunt. I know it is early and it doesn't mean much cause we aren't even
1/3 of the way through the season but they are still a good team that can win
games. Just think of what they could do IF they had a full team.
Boozer and Harpering to Portland for Oden and Lafranze(expiring contract)...
Boozer to Houstan for Battier and Scolia... Boozer and someone to Chicago for
Gooden, Gordan both expiring contracts and Noah.
Now the Jazz and their fans know what it is like to be "Bamboozered" The only
allegiance this guy has got is to who pays him the most green..
I can't believe I read a comment on here that said Boozer's D was better than it
was last year! He fouls more now than he ever did due to obviously lazy feet &
obviously slow hands...thus the akward behind the head jumper he has to use!
It's obvious this jazz-man has his bags packed & He's obviously ready to roll on
outta SLC & go to greener pastures...likely Miami or Dallas or LA...Cuban would
pay him, Riley loves him & Jackson's triangle O would use Booze well in place of
Odom. Imagine a lineup of Boozer, Gasol, Bynum, Bryant & any point guard you
can imagine...rebound central off Kobe's rare misses....and I HATE THE LAKERS!
guh! Thanks Booze for the lousy Christmas gift! Obviously you don't have a
loyal bone in your alaskan born, tattooed to graffitti-like freakshow body.
TRADE THIS TRAITOR BEFORE HE ENDS UP COSTING US ANOTHER PLAYOFF SERIES WHEN HE
RUNS & HIDES FROM COMPETITION....Obviously like LAST YEAR!
Yeah, if I should up to work 65% of the time and disappeared in crunch time
(play-offs), I would expect a BIG raise to.
Considering the Jazz have only gotten about two years worth of work out of four
years of contract from Boozer, maybe they should let him go. I've never seen a
guy milk the injury thing like Boozer does. For what the Jazz are paying him,
they could buy two pretty good guys to take his place. I like Millsap better
anyway. Millsap is a keeper.
The whole opt out thing is a NO STORY. Everyone familiar with the NBA knows he
is going to opt out. If I were him, I would opt out. He has the chance to be
secure for 6 years, instead of just 1. He probably will get more money too.
Any of you out there that say they wouldn't opt out are LYING. He's doing the
smart thing for him...and don't kid yourself into thinking that any other NBA
player is a team first kind of person because they are all in it for the money
and then the team. Boozer is no exception, so i'm not sure why this is getting
so much run.
WE DON'T WANT YOU BACK!!!! GET OUT OF TOWN NOW BEFORE WE RUN YOU OUT!!!
PLEASE get rid of this loser named Boozer Jazz Management. I would rather be the
7 seed without Boozer going in to the playoffs, than I would be the 2 seed with
him. Millsap is not the player that Boozer is offensively, but I would rather go
into battle with him any day. I DO NOT TRUST CARLOS BOOZER!!!
8-4 with boozer 8-7 without??enough said!
because he can play with his back to the basket and Paul Millsap can't. Boozer
backs his man down, commands a double team, then kicks it out to an open
shooter. If the opponent doesn't double team Carlos, he just puts it in himself
or draws a foul. If we want Korver and Memo to start being effective from
outside again, the Jazz must have someone (Boozer) who can play with his back to
What's sad is that Millsap is making a paltry (comparatively speaking)6 figures
busting his butt while the Matador (who changes his nickname to The Ghost during
the playoffs) sits on the bench with a sore knee talking about a raise to his
already exorbitant 8 figure salary.A smart person, which Boozer is
not, would keep his mouth shut about future contract options-even though opting
out is obviously the best thing to do. You just don't casually announce that to
espn while you're milking an injury and your team is struggling to stay afloat.
I guess:1. If he was not important to the Jazz, there would not be
so many comments made.2. The choice is not: Boozer vs. Millsap, but really
"Boozer at what price" versus "Millsap at what price"?3. Opting out is not
the same as leaving but if you want to upset Larry Miller, this is as good a way
I would sooner watch AK play any day because of his defense. Offense is where
the glory is but defense wins games!
"I have to take care of my family." Oh, yea, I forgot, $12.66 MILLION!!!! for
one year, does a pretty good job of taking care of the family. Who is to fault?
Carlos for wanting more if there is more that will come from fans paying big
bucks? Yep on Carlos and yep on the fans!It's a game, and a
business, and a profession. If the market says sell out, then sell out. Carlos
Boozer isn't your best friend. He's a basketball professional with business and
money on his mind. Only a few of the men in the NBA are even minutely concerned
with the "fans" they play for. Get real, it is a business, and businesses are
almost always all about making money, along with the employees who work for
them.If somebody offered you more than $12 million a year you're
lieing if you say you wouldn't take the offer. It's all about the money, and of
course, "taking care of the family."
He gives you a bucket at one end of the court and runs down the floor and gives
you another at that end of the court! Lets get together and help him pack!
Do not vote Boozer the Loozer as an All Star this year!!!!
I don't care if Boozer opts out of his contract. It's a greedy game and he'll
get his. But he is so gone. I would rather watch Millsap play anyway. He never
coasts on either end of the court. If the Jazz are smart they will unload Boozer
and his fat over-priced contract and get a good backup for Millsap.
Re: Does not matterThe fans have given Boozer garbage??? What has he
given us???I love him when he's playing, but most of the time he's not
playing. Sort of like former BYU Cougar, now UCLA Bruin Ben Olson. Usually
injured and not available.
"I agree his defense is a bit soft, but it has definitely been better this year.
And his offense is tough to replace."How is his offense tough to
replace when you consider that Millsap is averaging about 17 points and 10 rebs
as a starter. Boozer is replaceable specially since Millsap will be a cheaper
investment, he's a hustler, and not injury prone.I say trade Boozer
while we can and bring in a inside presence and someone that can play some D.
Boozer wait a minute you still owe tha jazz 2 1/2 years out of six. Give the
Jazz back their mney you are not worth it.
Boozer, in opting out, which he is certain to do, is making the right decision
for himself and his family.Some athletes, Tim Duncan and a few
others, have put self interest aside for the good of the team, to win a
championship for the team, themselves and their fans.Carlos will
probably never win a championship, but he will be a very rich man and his family
will be well taken care of.
if Boozer opts out or not. If he does the Jazz have money to go and get another
player at PF who may be a better defender. Combined with Millsap the Jazz will
be just about as good on offense and maybe slightly better on defense. The only thing that matters is that Boozer gets healthy and plays well this
season. He is exactly right when he says he would be an idiot for not
negotiating to see what his market worth is. Boozer has about 6 more
years to rake in the bucks and then his career is over. His comments
are not tacky. Le Bron James running around flirting other teams is tacky. On
the other hand James can do not wrong so it is okay. I do not
understand why Jazz fans think Boozer is supposed to be loyal to them.
Especially after all of the garbage they give him. Why not go where you might be
appreciated and get a raise? It is a business on both sides. That is why there
is a salary cap and it is musical chairs for the best players.Utah
will get someone else and build around DWill.
Goodbye Boozer - I'll take Milsap in a heartbeat over you - he has talent, heart
- and a commodity you obviously don't understand - CLASS!
Get rid of him. There is no silver lining. Everyone knew his true intentions
right after we signed him.But now we are suprised? Boozer is
about Boozer , and I love how he thinks we all understand. Well Boozer I do not
understand to tell you the truth. Life is not about always putting yourself
first. I think you are a selfish out of touch person. You did not plan on this
happening but it just kind of did? No its called you being selfish and self
centered, you have to come first. So sad for the rest of the guys on the team.
You know, Memo and others are coming up for the same thing. Yet
nobody else is talking... One thing I have found funny is his injury has always
been listed by the team as day to day. Meaning that this is all on Boozer. Its
his decision to play and he chooses not to.
Regardless of what you think of Boozer it is in VERY poor taste to discuss
contract or money issues while you are SITTING OUT with an injury!!!That does not speak well for his integrity or lack thereof.BT: I would love to have Chris Bosh! I second that! I think all he needs is a
good coach and good team around him and he would shine on a nightly basis.
Get rid of Boozer the Loozer, this guys is a slouch.He is money driven,
look at the cars he drives.Thehouses he buys. I say good bye Boozer, does
everyoneremember the playoffs last year he was terrible. Hehad one
good game against the Rockets big deal. Sloan needs to hang it up also,
let Phil J finish theseason and then lets get new blood on the team.
Boozer has been an asset for the team.However, he has been a
liability as well- way too much injured time away from playing. He has never
tried to become part of the Utah community, just hired help who goes home as
often as possible. Waiting for some other employer to give him a better (for
him) deal.He (correctly) sees this as a business and thinks he is
worth more, and can legally seek a higher bidder.Good luck. If
sports teams are in any better financial shape than the rest of the country and
able to pay people millions of dollars to throw balls through nets, he may get
more.I just hope it is from some other team. Jerry has lots of
eager, talented youngsters and they deserve raises much more than Boozer.He's not a bad guy or anything, just out of step with the Utah work
ethic and emphasis on team rather than selfishness. Sorta like Karl Malone
before he got that greedy agent and bailed out for the disappointing end to an
otherwise stellar career. Karl (almost) never let injuries stop him from
playing for the team.
Boozer ought to stop talking (digging), he obviously said what he said, and it
will be fruitless for him to try to say otherwise. Boozer is the kind of PF the
Jazz need, but he obviously doesn't want to be in Salt Lake, and somewhere along
the road, the Jazz ought to accommodate him, or at least, get the most value
that might be possible in a trade.I like Millsap, but he is a
tweener, not built for the long haul at the PF position. In time, he will break
down. Personally, in a couple of years, I'd like to see the Jazz pursue Chris
Bosh and take their lumps in between by not having Boozer.
The Jazz are best with Boozer. Sorry, the record shows it and on-the-court play
shows it. Better, depth, better go-to guy, better spacing on the floor - just
better. He is hurt. The Jazz believe he is hurt. Financially it makes all the
sense in the world to PLAY, not sit. Those who talk don't know, including all of
us. The Jazz know more and know basketball better than a bunch of people leaving
message on a TBuck story.
I'd prefer the Jazz invest in Millsap than Boozer. In fact, I say they start
working on a trade to get some value out of Boozer before he's gone.
You love him, I hate him. He's a freeloader, doing only what's in his best
interest without giving the kind of effort we've come to love and respect in a
Utah Jazz player. All that's happened here, the only thing worthy of being
classified as "news" is that he opened his mouth and telegraphed his true
intentions. Trust me, they don't include Utah in his future because he thinks
he's so valuable. Well maybe, but let it be some other team.
Boozer has never been a great player. His defense has always been suspect.
Yes, he has had good offensive numbers, but at what defensive cost? Boozer is a very poor "pressure" player. When the going gets tough, he gets
lost. He did NOTHING for the Jazz in the last playoffs. He was MIA.Boozer is injury prone. He has missed a lot of games due to injuries and he
tends to take VERY long to heal. Boozer appears to be more
concerned with not bruising his precious body and making a ton of money. Yes,
he claims it's just "business", but his attitude seems to be to play as little
as possible and take as few risks as possible and earn as much money as
possible. Philosophically speaking, Boozer's about the direct
opposite of what John Stockton and Karl Malone stood for. Do we
really want a player such as that on a Jazz team? Let's be real here.
I love boozer. I believe this story more than the story from the national
reporter Sheridan. That is how espn works. They want to make a stir. I hope
the jazz can keep all the pieces in place and within the next couple years I can
see them bringing home a championship.Give Boozer a break. He is the only
one that knows his body. As long as he is back for the playoffs that is when we
really need him. Lets play ball and get all of this behind us.Go
Hahahaha did I just read that correctly? Did you just put the Chicago Bulls in
the same sentence as Boston and L.A. as far as title contenders? So I'm assuming
you haven't watched basketball in about 10 years? Oh man thank you, I needed a
There is no TEAM in "I'm opting out. No matter what, I'm going to get a raise
regardless." This country is in deep economic trouble and this guy says
this???We Jazz fans have had great players in the past and great
players now who play through injury. Your gonna make 12 Million and you think
your better to opt out??Ask the 2 million that have lost their jobs
in the last 6 months what they think of this guy. I I I I I I I ... no I in
Boozer wants a raise for what. He sits out of games hurt because the wimps hurt
more than he plays.
I have been watching the jazz for over 20 years I dont believe it matters one
way or the other if we keep Boozer or not, this team as the ones in the past do
not know what it takes as a TEAM ! like the celtics,lakers, bulls,etc to put
there differences aside and win a championship. So ship boozer to another team
and move on and hope one day the jazz as a TEAM! can win a championship in this
Sucked in by a hack. Sheridan adds his own twist to an iterview with Carlos and
you take it for gospel truth. You don't hear real well. Boozer just told the
Salt Lake Tribune that he didn't say that at all.
If I were the Jazz, I would trade BOozer in a heartbeat for several draft picks.
Boozer is a great athlete, but I think the Jazz can do better with someone
else. 12 million dollars this year, and he wants a raise? Wow!?
At the end of the day, the Jazz need to do what's best for the team, and I just
don't see how they can afford to sign him to more years while still being able
to sign Okur and Millsap. And it's best to trade him and get something in return
rather than losing him to free agency at the end of the season.On
another note, Cleveland was under the impression that Boozer wanted to stay with
them too. I know Deron want's him to stay and may think that his opinion pulls
some weight with Booz, but Lebron thought the same thing.And do we
really want to sign Boozer to a long term contract anyway? If my memory serves
me, he's played around half of the games that he's been contracted to play with
the Jazz. He sat on the bench a lot those first few years and is at it again.
I'm just not sure he's worth the money since he's injured so much and sometimes
fails to make an effort at defense.
Booz is so wishy washy he needs to step it up and be a franchise player,
whenever he starts talking about how he is so committed to Utah he never makes
it seem like he loves it here. Either he's in or he's out and right now he is
leaning the wrong way.
His talk sounds so familiar...wait, didn't he talk about the same things a few
years back in Cleveland?
I do think Boozer is an integral piece for this team. This team really has a
solid roster. It would be great to keep this squad for a while. I realize that
will be tough to do, but I hope they find a way. Someone may have to go, but I
am not sure Boozer is that guy.......(I realize it will be costly to keep
him).I agree his defense is a bit soft, but it has definitely been
better this year. And his offense is tough to replace. Too bad he got hurt so
we haven't been able to see the continued improvement. When this team is
healthy they really can be dangerous!
GET RID OF HIM!
the Jazz need Boozer, before he was injured, the Jazz were on top 3 or 4 in the
west, now were in the bottom, I think not even on the eight spot in the
west..the Jazz were 8-7 without Boozer, so it really affects the team as a
whole, I admired Millsap for his performance when Boozer was out.. the way I see
it when D-Will was out, the Jazz were just fine, but not when Boozer was
out..the Jazz need D-Will also, he is great player, but not when he is playing
in pain, he is not 100%, he should be in the injured list, i'm talking here long
term plan at least to make the playoffs, if D-Will decides to just rest his
ankle and sit a few games, i'm sure he can comeback 100% healthy at least for
the 2nd half of the season
trade him to new york for david lee or to detroit for jason maxiell. millsap is
the future. -roll one for the jazz-
I know the feelings for Boozer are somewhat polarized. I have been following
the Jazz for 25 years now. This is a great squad(if everyone gets healthy and
they get their confidence back). I would love to see Boozer stay and see this
squad get better and better.Obviously, opting out is the smart thing
to do. Who wouldn't do that!?! He can definitely resign with the Jazz if it
makes sense for both parties. I don't know financially how they do that and
bring the other crucial pieces back(i.e. Okur, Korver, and especially Millsap
the man), but I hope they find a way to do it. Will be tough......but I will
watch with great anticipation.
Obviously your a Jazzman? A jazz man wouldnt still be sitting out, look at
Milsap. You gonna be riding the pine buddy.