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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 18 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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todd from santa ana

this pains me to say. I have always liked Carlos Boozer game. He is an olympic champion, a star studded college career, a successful pro. The comments and attitude conveys not a confidence, but arrogant, non-caring attitude about returning. Again, i do not get inside his head and can read mind. I can only go regarding the press conferences, and how he speaks and what he says. Maybe he should not say anything. I know, the diehards (as I am along with them) will disagree with what i am saying, the regulars and his supporters. It is still the fans right to speak which is why we have these forums. I think a team would have taken Carlos Boozer. Other expiring contracts are leaving although few. Now I hear Carter for Mcgrady? IF I am Houston I rush and make that deal. I know Phoenix only beat the Clippers., tonight all the frustration was released under Gentry. We are still going to have a hard hard road to make the playoffs and will not unless we go .500 away. No one in this league played better for 48 minutes than Phoenix tonight. If he comes back (Boozer) fine.

todd from santa ana

lastly: If we miss the playoffs, in large part, to our rivals (Dallas, Houston or whoever) make deals to strengthen theyr'e teams. I disagree with the "stand pat philosophy or gm has". You cannot go by tonight, the next 3 games will tell. If i cannot make a major deal, and I cant trade Boozer, then darn it if i would not try to strengthen our team. You do not know if you do not try. Kyle Korver has overall not had a good year and neither as Harpring. Some games yes but not consistent for either. How much would it really cost the Jazz to get say "Jason Kopono"? We need another 3 point shooter as our defense will always be average at best. You all talk about Koustos and Fez but lets face it they are not there yet. Mikki Moore, Brad Miller, even someone like Chris Mihms for a draft pick. This is a man who averaged 15 points a game in his career until injuries. Not better than Collins? This is what I mean about O COnnor and "standing pat". Most will likely disagree but i thought it was about a serious run for title

He is a fraud

Remember when he first signed on? He took a couple of years off or something like that. He just likes a place in the sun and a long vacation. He will come back when he is through playing around, getting a suntan and enjoying the scenery. He is a fraud.


Take your time, Booz. 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 games missed? Who cares? Move along.

Heard it before

blah, blah, .. knee feeling better, be back soon. Holy Crap. Worst professional athlete ever. If he thinks he is getting a big contract next year in this economy for any team...he better start playing.

Blah Blah Blah

I can already see it now...Boozer has a hang nail, ingrown hair, no heart, out for the season. Give it a rest and let Boozer get healthy. When he's back and the Jazz are winning, you'll all jump on the band wagon again! Get back soon Boozer we need a run through the playoffs!

Trade Deadline

That is go time for Boozer. Once the deadline passes, he will be healed. Mark my words.


Uh, said it before -- after the trade deadline expires, suddenly a miraculous return to the court.

I am inspired

Boozer is my hero! I think I will call in sick to work for the next three months and live on the hog like him! Keep the good times rolling. Bozzer is a LOSER!


If Boozer had a real job, he would have been fired weeks ago. Is he a "zero pain" kind of player? I've lost my patience with him. He did not help the team at all his first year (he didn't play), and he has not helped the team much this year--so what good is he? Trade him for somebody who will play, anybody. Anybody is better than somebody who won't play.


Boozer is prone to injuries. That just the makeup of his body (muscles). Then to top it off, his body heals slow, he doesn't tolerate pain very well and can't play through it. Plus hamstring and knee injuries are the slowest healing injuries he could have suffered. I don't think it is lack of wanting to play, I think that's just Carlos Boozer. It is possible that his knee never gets better. Most knee injuries cause pain for the minimum of one year after the injury. He is going to have to play through some pain or sit the rest of the year out. What never gets said is if Carlos plays will he be doing permanant damage to his knee? I do recall it being said that he can only jog at this point. So I don't think he is faking it. Until he can run at 80% speed, no sense putting him on the court. Plus you need your knees to jump and if he has no push off, what good is he under the basket.


If Sloan is ok with it and his teammates are ok with it, than I am ok with it.
I am not buying this lazy bum/ zero pain story, never have and never will. The fact of the matter is that without him, we will have trouble making the play-offs. Actually, I think he will need to be at his best if we are to make it. Just hobbling along will not do...


Will you people give it a rest. Boozer had knee surgery. He is injured. This is not a trivial thing. Playing too early risks a permanent injury that would end his career. Boozer is doing his part to return to the court and play basketball. Without Boozer the Jazz can't make it past the second round of the playoffs. I hope we can work out a contract extension with him over the summer.

Starting to wonder!!

Boozer is a big strong marshmallow! His durability mimics a 83 Cadillac...Exspensive, pretty and desirable but what good is a car if she's always in the repair shop? Sorry Boozer, even a paint job won't change whats inside ... I hope I'm wrong!


No secret. High maintenance, low yield.

Boozer is a loser

Look at AK - comes back early, works his tail off and makes a contribution, barely able to catch his breath after the game.

Look at boozer the loser - spent more time not playing than playing, not interested in returning, fades in the post season.

Get it?


Re: Boozer is a loser

If you call averaging about 35 against Houston, not last year but the year before, fading in the post season, then I guess Boozer fades in the post season.


It is painfully obvious that some people on here are living in a fantasy land. IF I had a knee scoped and depended on it to function in order to do my job, then I would make very sure that it was fully healed before I came back, especially since I have a great benefit program. You don't think every GM is watching Boozer's ever increasing list of injuries and pulling money off the table this summer? Booz knows it as well. He wants to come back strong and you can't blame him. AND the Jazz are hoping to capitalize from it as well. If he plays well before the end of the season the Jazz get production into the offseason. If he doesn't play well he either does NOT opt out or he signs for less money with us. Can't wait to actually be able to watch a game. Hope they play well against the C's


Why are we holding on to him-put him on the trading blocks-he doesn't want to be here in Utah, let him go-the Miller's are paying big $$$ in an ecomony where Booz needs to get off the lemonade-wagon and go to work for someone who wants him-I'd take Milsap any day over Boozer--TRADE HIM


I just want the Jazz to make a trade before the deadline. Make a trade for a big strong, post presence so when Boozer actually does come back he won't have to play so many minutes. I feel like we should make a big push for Chris Bosh. We could trade Millsap and Okur and a draft pick for an All-star tough 7 footer who is one of the best players in the NBA. Yes Milsap and Okur are great and we love them but it's Chris Bosh.

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