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  • spudman
    July 22, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    update: boozer is being traded back to the state of Alaska where Alaska will trade to Portland all the frozen reefer there (frozen is better) and Portland will send Pryzbilla and a 1st rounder to the Jazz. :)

  • Re: Gahhhhhh
    July 17, 2009 4:51 p.m.

    The real story is the Jazz and their Dr's wanted to take the conservative approach and opted to try the rehab aapproach. O'Conner went public on 1320 that Boozer had done evrything they asked him to do. It was only then that they opted for surgery. The only thing Boozer did was go back to Dr Ferkle in Calif who had done his foot surgery. As I recall the Jazz Doctors couldn't even find the pieces floating around in his knee....let alone repair it.

    You might want to refresh your memory on this one!

  • SJ
    July 17, 2009 3:15 p.m.

    Hey bus boys and your lackey that agrees with you. Which of the three occupations do you hold? It's obvously not sports management.

  • Gahhhhhh
    July 17, 2009 2:44 p.m.

    I am so sick of fans saying that we need to back off just because he made some comments back in December. HE IS ALWAYS INJURED. And he took TWO MONTHS to decide on having surgery. Isn't that reason enough to trade someone? It is not all about the comments. Maybe you should try reading what EVERYONE is saying before flapping your lips.

  • CJ3
    July 16, 2009 9:36 a.m.

    Haslem? Oh boy.

    Think if we stack Millsap on Haslem's shoulders at the 4 anyone would notice?

    The league gets bigger at the 4 as the Jazz go in "another direction."

  • The Jazz
    July 16, 2009 9:00 a.m.

    Will be intimidated easily if we trade boozer to the heat without getting beasley back in return. That will only tell players that the easiest way to get out of utah is to go on a local radio show somewhere and say you want to be traded. If they only take haslem and wright back the jazz FO and the millers are nothing but wimpering milksops.

  • RE: Spud
    July 16, 2009 8:02 a.m.

    What comes out of Boozer's mouth isn't nearly as vitriolic as what's spewing out of yours!

  • Spudman
    July 16, 2009 12:27 a.m.

    Boozer may have helped the jazz get to the WCF but he did not play defense against SA. If I remember right the only one who attempted to show up was Araujo. Ever since that Boozer has tanked like a lead balloon. You Boohoozer lovers are funny with the 'it's the organizations fault' line. Boohoozer did this to himself back in December and not to be suspect of him and his motives would be stupid he should keep his mouth shut if he doesn't want the criticism. He has done to the Jazz what he did to Cleveland. The only difference is Utah can get some value for his sorry excuse for hamstrings.

  • re: bus boys....
    July 15, 2009 10:15 p.m.

    I completely agree with bus boys...

  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 4:10 p.m.

    The Jazz may be trading Boozer and Harpring to Chicago for Thomas, Heinrich and Hunter (just aquired for 1.3 million which is the exact amount of money to make this trade work.) This saves the Jazz 5 million a year. They can then trade Heinrich to Portland (after they retains Millsap)

  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 4:02 p.m.

    Boozer thinks Larry Miller is running the team!

  • ed in az
    July 15, 2009 3:23 p.m.

    This just in.. in an exclusive interview with an un-named wire service... Carlos said he could offer a clarification on his controversial meeting with a member of the Miller family. "In fact", said Carlos, "My meeting was with Larry Miller, and not Greg." Details of the meeting, and how and where it happened were still unclear... Carlos insists this should completely put to rest the speculation about his veracity.

  • Boozer Expects a Trade?
    July 15, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    Boozer also expects people are stupid enough to believe his LIES too. That does not necessarily mean it will happen though.

    Exhibit A

    Andrei Kirilenko

    He went public over issues and wanted a trade. How did that pan out for him.

    I hope if the Jazz can work a trade it is to some dog of a team who is a perennial loser.

    Boozer ought to be prepared for the fact that if they can not get a trade for something decent that he too may become a backup on the bench.

    I would love to see Sloan sit that lying sack on the bench until a trade could be worked out.

    What a worthless piece of DNA.

  • jack
    July 15, 2009 2:15 p.m.

    Odom will either go to POrtland or Dallas. If he goes to POrtland it will definitely make them a contender for the championships. As for Boozer, if he goes to the Bulls, the Bullz might actually have a shot. But we'll see. Reinsdorf is a scrooge.

  • Chadders
    July 15, 2009 12:55 p.m.

    For the last time PORTLAND IS NOT BETTER THAN UTAH!!!!!!! They don't draft better, they don't win more, they don't do better through free agency, and they don't trade better. They won 6 whole games more than us last year!!! They were 1 and done just like us in the playoffs. Portland has only had 4 HOF players in their whole history, the same as Utah. We were the only team to have 2 players on both the Dream and Redeem teams. Get over Portland already!!! If you want to compare the Jazz to the Lakers or Boston you have a point they have done better. They also have HUGE advatages, over us. The only team that really compares is San Antonio, and they have even admited they are modeled after Utah! The Jazz are a very efficent and highly respected organization that cares about winning.

  • THEeyepatch
    July 15, 2009 12:41 p.m.

    Maybe that different direction means a lottery pick in the near future.

  • CJ3
    July 15, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    Odom balked at the LA offer. I love it!

  • Bus boys, garbage collectors
    July 15, 2009 10:03 a.m.

    and car salesman all know the economic environment is shifting. Unemployment is going up and the economy is going to stay bad for years. They and almost all of the working poor and middle class know it in their gut.

    Stern claims next years cap will drop to 45 million. Signing Millsap will put the Jazz over the new cap even with all of the expiring contracts.

    It does not matter how hard Millsap has worked. It does not matter how nice a guy he is. It does not matter if he is loved by the fans.

    Over paying Millsap ruins any chance the Jazz have of getting a championship. He will never lead them to one and signing him will eliminate the chance to to get the right players over the next 2 years to insure financial stability and improve player quality.

    Big name quality players are settling for the mle now and many more will in the future. The Jazz can rebuild for cheap if they will.

    If they don't they will pay the luxury tax for a bad team.

    Continuity is the exact wrong strategy in a shifting environment. The Jazz have to adapt now.

  • The NBA anticipates
    July 15, 2009 9:40 a.m.

    the cap to drop to 45-50 mill next year and to stay there for years.

    The Jazz had better rethink signing Millsap. He can be replace for cheap by better. Boozer's expiring contract is worth blood. Don't give it away. 70-80% of the NBA will be fire selling next year. AKs contract will be very hard to move. If they sign Millsap they will be in debt and the lux tax for years.

    Odom may be available for the MLE. It might be wise to make an offer. LA jerked their offer. He is talking to MIA. He may go to MIA instead of Boozer.

    LA, SA, POR understand how to manage players and put together winning teams. The Jazz over pay and hope continuity will get them a little better. LA, SA, BOS, ORL, CLE, deal and make quantum leaps.

    What is wrong with the Jazz? They seem incapable of adapting to the changing NBA. The NBA environment is shifting rapidly. The Jazz are insisting on getting on the wrong side of the mega trends.

    They will destroy the franchise if they continue to pursue their destructive approach.

    Obama could run the Jazz better.

  • spin doctors
    July 15, 2009 8:02 a.m.

    david locke's boozer-love over the last month and his insider scoop on boozer/miller conversation, "management says that never happened," (which is not the same as, it never happened)... it seemed suspicious - at first. Like, he was puffing up boozer's trade worth for mgmt, while they quietly shopped the booze. Like, Locke was channeling Clinton during impeachment trial. word parsing extraordinaire.

    but think about it. boozer opts in for the multi-million-dollar safety blanket. boozer screws up millsap signing. boozer instantaneously wants to be traded. how does boozer's agent spin it? blame it on your old boss, carlos. blame it on greg miller. genius spin. and totally infuriating!

  • nothing but net
    July 15, 2009 7:51 a.m.

    millsap's net worth (offense + defense x team dynamic x intangibles) trumps boozer's 20/10 x 37% of games played/defensive black hole-tourettes-like screaming.

    either way, this is way too juicy not 2 love it! the trade possibilities could be cool: kirk heinrich & tyrus thomas, rip, scoula & battier... david lee or michael beasley, not so much.

  • CJ3
    July 15, 2009 7:37 a.m.

    Jazzrule, it is fact, not love. Don't be ruled by hate.

    Williams, who had a stretch of what...5 games of 30+ pts, Okur, Brewer, and Millsap all had their best offensive seasons to date, and yet the Jazz offense as a whole dropped off a ledge with it's leading scorer out for most of the year.

  • A Lie
    July 15, 2009 4:42 a.m.

    It's false. I'm pretty sure someone else pointed it out already, but this is actually inaccurate, that conversation between Boozer and the Jazz never took place.

  • Jazzrule
    July 15, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    CJ3 you said "The Jazz offense DID suffer w/o Boozer." Sounds like the logic of a Loozer Lover to me. If I remember right Williams was hurt, missed games and came back to soon from his injury. AK got shots and played with pain, got surgery and came back quickly to play. But all you can see is the Jazz played worse without Loozer. What a lame statement. Loozer Lover.

  • @ Boozerite 1:11 p.m.
    July 15, 2009 1:53 a.m.

    "If the team as a whole concentrates more on defense or we could pick up someone like a Raja Bell"

    We used to have Raja Bell. He said that at 12:01 when teams could call to talk to him as a free agent, Phoenix was first on the line and the Jazz didn't get around to it until--I can't remember,but I think it was after 8 in the morning. The front office is slow in approaching things like this, and it has been their downfall for awhile. Not that I could do the job well, but then again I never claimed to be someone who could.

    I think the Jazz management has always had good intentions, but from our perspective they just seem, well, slow. If we knew everything, maybe we'd cut them some slack.

  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 1:06 a.m.

    Get rid of this cancer ASAP!

  • b rac
    July 14, 2009 11:58 p.m.

    Boozer is not the only problem with the Jazz. Yeah I think he needs to go, but remember that it was with him we made it to the WCF. One problem is we don't have a real big man, Okur is a good shooter but no defense or big inside presence. That leaves an undersized Milsap to defend and rebound. I like Milsap but we are no contender with him and the current team. Miles didn't perform great last season but he's still young. AK was good back in the day when he played PF and had a bigger role.

    But honestly I think it's time for Sloan to go. He is a hall of famer for sure, he's been truly great, but it's time to move on. We need to make a change and take a chance to go get a big name to play with d will and then we can be a contender. Maybe let Millsap walk and go for Bosh or someone next summer.

  • My suggestion is ...
    July 14, 2009 11:22 p.m.

    ... to give him the Marbury treatment. Booz already has lots of experience sitting behind the bench in his $1000 suits.

  • Let Millsap go and sign
    July 14, 2009 10:26 p.m.

    Big Ben to a 1 year MLE or less? He can play limited minutes and add a veteran presence. PHO bought him out.

    Actually I think the Jazz would be better off to pick up a young PF for a back up but I though I would throw out the idea.

  • What Boozer says
    July 14, 2009 10:15 p.m.

    does not matter. How Boozer plays matters. If the Jazz are smart enough, might I say capable of letting Millsap go, they are in a good position to make moves that will give them a team capable of a ring this year or next.

    They have a long way to go and a lot of good decisions to make before that happens. I am hoping they are smart enough to put the welfare of the team and fans ahead of personalities, coaching preferences and media talk.

    Sloan gets paid to coach. Boozer is the best PF the Jazz have and he should play until the Jazz get the right trade for him.

    Millsap is loved by coaches, management, media and fans, but is he a top 5 PF? Let him go. The Jazz have to have a top 5 PF to win. End of Story.

    Signing him hurts the team. It prevents upgrades at other positions. It needlessly donates money to competitors.

    Boozer is not good enough. He has to be traded for someone who is.

    Forget hard work, remember talent and performance. Get the right players.

    Church ballers work hard but do they deserve an NBA contract?

  • nick
    July 14, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    sad to say but let milly go, get jermaine oneal for harp plus boozer, then get anthony randolph,turiaf,maggette,biedrins for korver, koufus, and kirilenko and maybe a 1st rounder
    then sign wes matthews and josh duncan from summer league

    lineup:
    dwill
    brewer/maggette
    maggette/randolph
    okur
    oneal/bierins

    bench:
    maynor/kevin krueger
    wes matthews
    randolph/miles
    turiaf/duncan
    biedrins/turiaf/fes

    talking about major depth 2010 nba champions

  • re: Miles
    July 14, 2009 8:34 p.m.

    "Personally I am not convinced that Millsap is the answer at the 4 due to our record last year with him starting a lot of the season. As I have said before, I believe it is in the Jazz's best interest to let Boozer, Millsap walk this year and develop the other bigs."

    Record last season with Boozer playing: 22-15
    Record last season with Millsap: 26-19

    The winning percentages are nearly identical. Maybe Millsap's not ready for a full-time starter's job, but with Okur and AK starting alongside him, he could stick with 13 and 8 per night and be allright. AK would be happier getting more touches, as would Okur, and the team as a whole is better off. Boozer's as good as gone with his trade comments today, so let's move him and get something in return (Tyrus Thomas), then match for Millsap and go into 2009-10 ready to roll.

  • weedeater
    July 14, 2009 7:36 p.m.

    If Jerry is right and continuity (and healthy) adds 5 wins more per season that would have put us up around a 4th seed last year in the playoffs. Thats probably true, but the team, as constituted, still won't get by LA.
    Plus, the home wins vs. road wins problem remains suspect. That seems to me like a coaching issue. SOmeone has let the players know that road games aren't as important as a good home show (sell tickets). That's a recipe for mediocrity.

  • Wnat to get revenge on Boozer?
    July 14, 2009 7:26 p.m.

    Make him stay and play.

  • Crystal Ball
    July 14, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    Jazz will let Portland sign Milsap then trade Boozer to Chicago for Hinrich and Thomas and then Jazz will turn around and trade Hinrich to Portland for Milsap.

  • "creat" ????
    July 14, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    I said find his own shot,actually different than "creat" problems reading or spelling?

  • trade him now not later
    July 14, 2009 6:29 p.m.

    I hope Boozer will be traded before the start of the regular season, in that way new guys coming in will be more comfortable with Sloan system, chemistry is also important, therefore the sooner the better in trading Boozer, so the team can move on and concentrate more in preparing for the next season..I think it's going to be distracting for the players and the whole coaching staff if Boozer remains with the team and start the season with him, its better to trade him this offseason rather than trade him in regular season

  • re;todd
    July 14, 2009 6:29 p.m.

    unlike you most of us here support our team,win or lose,you`re not a real Jazz fan

  • CJ3
    July 14, 2009 6:13 p.m.

    For the last time...

    The Jazz offense DID suffer w/o Boozer.

    It dropped from 1st to 8th, while the defense only improved from 12th to 10th, last season.

  • Re:Jason
    July 14, 2009 6:03 p.m.

    The team won't go anywhere as long as Jerry Sloan, Phil Johnson are coaching it. Also as long as KOC maintains his silly conservatism.

  • Ummm....
    July 14, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    It's all about attitude and heart and getting a whole good team together at the same time. Seems like we've never been able to do that. You get a couple of great players, and the rest are good going on great or just good. Never enough to get the job done for whatever reason. As much as I love Sloan, I'd say it's time for a change. He's a great coach and was a great player-very aggressive. Too bad we can't have more players like him. Having said that, I'd take Millsap over Boozer any day just on attitude alone, though I wish Boozer the best. NBA is just like any other business. It's business. :(

  • BAD MOVE BY JAZZ
    July 14, 2009 5:24 p.m.

    Folks, this is a bad situation for the Jazz and I'm disappointed no one has pointed this out yet.

    THE JAZZ PUT THEMSELVES IN A VERY DIFFICULT SPOT BY TELLING BOOZER THEY WERE HEADED IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. They never should have said that. It's not that I'm against trading him, but once you tell someone you are headed in a different direction it now forces you to make a trade.

    The result is now Boozer is out there talking about how he is expecting a trade, and EVERY TEAM IN THE NBA NOW KNOWS THE JAZZ ARE IN A DESPERATE SITUATION TO MOVE HIM. Making trades is very difficult in the NBA because of the fact that salaries have to match. Now that everyone knows we have to get rid of Boozer they know that we will probably settle for less than a favorable trade just so we don't have to go back on our word.

    The Jazz should have just kept their mouths closed, negotiated a good trade, and then informed Carlos once the deal was signed & sealed.

  • Boozer Said It!!!!
    July 14, 2009 5:20 p.m.

    This guy never ceases to amaze me with his stupid comments! He always says things that everyone already knows but are not really ready to be said yet.

    "Ya, I am opting out, either way I am getting a raise".

    We all knew where things were heading but did he really need to say it and make a spectacle of himself?

    What did Okur and Korver say who were in the same situation? Nothing.

    Now everyone pretty much knows Boozer is likely going but of course it does no good whatsoever to get on and talk about a trade that has not happened yet!! Cue Boozer--leave it to him to say what should not be said.

    Boozer is a LIAR because the Jazz did not tell him that--the conversation never took place. Boozer is a LIAR and he and his agent put it out there to force a trade.

    It would be funny if the Jazz could not make a deal and he got stuck here this season--just for spite.

    His comments makes teams think the Jazz are desperate which make deals less likely but that is too complex for Booz to understand!!!

    What a FOOL!!!!

  • Re: Tanner od Payson
    July 14, 2009 5:19 p.m.

    Learn how to spell befor you try to degrade someone...... The word is "riddance".

  • Dave from Midvale again
    July 14, 2009 4:59 p.m.

    HEY WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!!! CARLOS BOOZER??????

    DIDN'T HE LEAVE ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST SEASON????????

    I hope the Jazz management do make a move to keep Milsap.

    Boozer - You ain't worth the breath.

  • Swinging door
    July 14, 2009 4:56 p.m.

    Hey boozer don't let that door hit you on your way out I'd hate to see you REALLY get injured.

  • Uh oh-
    July 14, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    If Boozer said it does that mean this won't come true? Why can't he ever keep his mouth shut?

  • RJ
    July 14, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    Carlos Boozer: Always leaving his team a little worse than when he arrived. Why burn your bridges when you can blow your bridges up? What a cancer.

  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2009 4:30 p.m.

    Lets burn his Jersey.

  • J-Slade
    July 14, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    Jazz fans need to lighten up. You all seem to have borderline personality disorder--if somebody is with you they are the bee's knees, but once they say or do something you take as disloyal, no matter how slight, they become the antichrist. I have only ever heard classy statements from Carlos Boozer. He has never badmouthed the team, the city or the fans to my knowledge. And yet by the reactions of so many of you all, it would seem he had desecrated everything you find holy.

    He is a good player and seems to be a good teammate. Too bad a better relationship between him and the community didn't continue to exist.

  • JOE FAN+
    July 14, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    I helped pay for Boozer to ride the sick book. We got hammered just like Cleveland. He may get $12.5 Mil this year but I think everybody knows him and he will pay in the long run.

  • STOck2Malone
    July 14, 2009 3:48 p.m.

    @cbt
    I don't understand how you can defend this man. The absolute only reason the Jazz made it to the WCF in 07 was because GS upset DAL. They had a difficult time beating the Warriors in that series and would have gotten smoked if DAL would have beaten GS. Anyone who doesn't believe that thinks the Jazz are much better than they actually are.

    I really wonder if the people who defend BOOOOOOOzer are even Jazz fans.

    This guy has been a let down for Utah with the exception of one season. He
    is horrible with his pr and as Nick pointed out Carlos made a poignant statement when he says that he will do what is best for him. Carlos has always been solely about himself. Real fans recognize that and this and the toxic mentality that he has. He kills the team. "I'm a starter" blahblahblah
    If he was really as good as he thinks he is I think there would be a lot more teams interested in him!

    Get out (if anyone will take you) BOOOOOzer!

    finalmente, Millsap=stud but we all need to let him go. PRICE TOO STEEP


  • Disappointed fan
    July 14, 2009 3:44 p.m.

    I still think KOC needs to go. This Boozer/Milsap situation has been handled so badly it is ridiculous. KOC and Sloan should have talked to both PFs to see what they want to do. Boozer wanted to stay and now Milsap wants to leave. Boozer is the better PF, the Jazz will be a lesser team without him, Milsap is a good player, he plays with a lot of heart and plays defense better than Boozer but offensicely he is not on the same level. The Jazz will sign Milsap and be stuck with his contract much like they were with Boozer's, Milsap will not be able to live up to expectations, the evidence is clear when he played bigger PF's i.e. Duncan, Gasol, Aldridge, Stoudamire. The only course of action is to resign Milsap and hope to trade him. The situation with Boozer is too far gone for the Jazz to get equal value (talet-wise) in return.

  • Tanner od Payson
    July 14, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    Good riddens!

  • TheHailstorm
    July 14, 2009 3:37 p.m.

    Doesn't seem like anyone wants him. Do you know who does?

  • I don't hate Boozer
    July 14, 2009 3:31 p.m.

    I think he provided some great moments for the Jazz and when he first came I was the first (well not literally but you know what I mean), to welcome him. However, it is clear that his presence hurts the chemistry of the team from the locker room to the stands. So I wish him luck just not when he plays against the Jazz or if he plays for a Western Conference contender.

  • KJ
    July 14, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    This is bad news for Jazz fans, when both the team and the player are openly discussing they want to part ways through a trade. My Pacers have been facing a similar situation the past year and a half, and it's been a devilish process. The Pacers openly stated they were looking to deal Jamaal Tinsley before last season, and because of that statement they've lost all leverage in getting a deal done. Teams know the Pacers are desperate to get rid of Tinsley, so they constantly make lowball offers, thinking they'll eventually bite. No one offers equal value because they know they don't have to. The Pacers are now in a position where their only option is to buyout Tinsley and let him walk without getting anything of consequence in return. Boozer's contract is more appealing than Tinsley's because it's expiring, but I'd be surprised if the Jazz got more than just a salary dump and maybe a decent youg prospect in return for Boozer because teams know the Jazz are desperate to get rid of the guy, an he's desperate to get rid of the team.

  • Jazzman101
    July 14, 2009 3:22 p.m.

    Jazz should trade Boozer for Rip Hamilton, the trade works, plus Jazz get rid of a cancer inside the locker room, D-will gets a teammate that he can dish the ball to, and hit a open jumper. Rip wants out of Detroit, and didn't like that Iverson was always shooting the ball. It would improve the Jazz so much. Just like when Hamilton's teammate went to Denver, and they went a lot futher into the playoffs, and gave LA a run for there money. Re-sign Milsap that way you have a big man that WANTS to play basketball. Imagine the lineup
    Williams at point
    Rip at small guard
    Brewer at Small Foward
    Milsap at Power Foward
    Okur at Center.... Can somebody say championship plus look at the bench, your loaded at PG with Price, and Maynor
    Then Korver at the 2, Kirlienko at the power foward, then koufus who just needs to get more playing time, and will turn into a new Milsap, Also Matt. Jazz should really do that trade to get RIP, and the Jazz will be contenders again. Jazz also should make an offer to BIG BABY from Boston.

  • Boozer not hated
    July 14, 2009 3:21 p.m.

    There is no true hatred for Mr B... It's just like we're soooo weary of him, his well earned lack of credibility. I would prefer he spread his particular brand of Bull in Chicago or (my preference) Siberia..eg Clippers, Memphis, Bobcats etc.

    Good luck to whatever team gets him..

  • What matters this year
    July 14, 2009 3:15 p.m.

    is that
    1. the Jazz make the playoffs and
    2. they have a contender by the playoffs.

    Trading Boozer in Feb may disrupt continuity but that is the best hope of creating a championship team.

    They will make the playoffs HOU/PHO and NO are going to be weak.

    If they are smart, they will let Millsap go and wait to trade Boozer. They will get the combination of players who can win a championship. Those players will also be playing well enough by the playoffs to win in the playoffs.

    Don't overpay Millsap. He is not a championship PF. He can't beat LA or SA.

    Be patient and get the right combination of players for the right price at the right time.

    Is that so hard? If this were a management case it would be obvious to undergraduates.

    Mid season trades have been the trademark of the best teams lately. The Jazz have nothing to lose by making mid season trades. Sloan may have to coach a little but that will be good for him. He might get a ring. He will never get a ring if the Jazz rely on continuity.

  • todd from santa ana
    July 14, 2009 3:13 p.m.

    everything I needed to hear came from this article about Snoozie. Talking and trying to push a trade through Chicago Media


    I can hardly wait to let someone else take this disease off our hands

  • todd from santa ana
    July 14, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    what do i think hey hey hey (goodbye!)we can trade him for a coconut and a banana peel like ss minnow

    I am tired of the Snoozer issue. Say goodbye to him I like David Lee, but i think Tyrus Thomas would work out well, good athlete and he and Millsap together would be a good tandem....That would be the scenario to work the best you can rottate them try and keep Paul as fresh as possible through the long season, and I think we will benefit

  • James
    July 14, 2009 3:04 p.m.

    Boozer has had injuries it happens. Milsap will be good he needs to learn so much offensively that boozer can do. #1-Jump shot. #2-Pick & Roll. #3-Post game. Stuff boozer can do already! Once Milsap gets those down watch out! Plus Milsap has Defense so sweet! Everyone complains he is too small guess what haters worst comes to worse we utilize one of our bigger guys when matchup problems happen. Jazz need to match milsap for sure. Tyrus Thomas would be a good addition and learn alot from Jsloan because 1 thing coach sloan knows how to do is develop develop develop players and maximize there potential. Go jazz

  • boozer will work with the Jazz
    July 14, 2009 2:51 p.m.

    As long as he thinks they are trying to place him in a good situation. The Jazz have always been a decent organization that way. Boozer knows that and can trust that to a fault.

    Boozer tends to make all kinds of statements he should not and has a hard time with the PR game. When he is healthy and willing to play he is a top 5 PF. Millsap will never be a top 5 PF.

    I and the fans love Millsap. However, for the good of the Jazz and it's future it is best to let Paul go to POR and replace him. The Jazz then need to get the best possible deal for Boozer. That may take some time. They are in the drivers seat if they do not panic. By mid season there will be several contenders salivating over Boozer. There will be several teams slashing costs. 3 or 4 way trades will be available that are not now.

    Wait and get maximum value out of Boozer. Let POR over pay Paul. Rent a back PF until the right Boozer replacement is found.

    If only the Jazz would be smart in handling these trades.

  • CougarKeith
    July 14, 2009 2:38 p.m.

    Dump Boozer!!! Yes, we need to keep Miles, that guy is a good player! How about Boozer to Toronto for Chris Bosh!!! There is a trade!

  • Re Houdini
    July 14, 2009 2:37 p.m.

    Okur can't creat his own shot. He just stands around the three point line and waits until someone throws him the ball.

  • The only reason to match
    July 14, 2009 2:28 p.m.

    Millsap is if you think he will eventually become a top 5 PF. If you don't then matching is stupid.

    Save the 20 million that matching would cost this year and spend it in the 2010 FA market. Just think of the up grades you could get for that.

    AK or Koufos can play Millsap's limited minutes as a back up. That will speed up K2's development. When you can start both Koufos and Okur you have a twin tower approach which is far superior to Okur/Millsap.

    Boozer can be traded when the right deal comes along. That should not be linked to Millsap.

    Matching Millsap kills the opportunities to get great talent in the mid season fire sales and the 2010 FA market.

    Don't drink the Sloan snake oil of continuity. All that does is insure mediocrity. Sloan and maybe most of the Jazz brass need to be replaced with people who know how to make this team better by fixing it's weaknesses instead of trying the same failures over and over.

    Why doom this franchise to mediocrity by killing it's only opportunity to actually improve.

    Continuity is fairyland mythology.

  • BRUCE BOWEN
    July 14, 2009 2:26 p.m.

    We need Bruce for defense!

  • Ben
    July 14, 2009 2:20 p.m.

    I would just like to remind everyone who thinks Booz is so wonderful. Of why Karl Malone was so great. While he was out getting 30+ points how many was the guy guarding him getting? Maybe 6 that is the difference you can't win when boozer is yelling and playing ole defence. It won't work and that's all he does and all of his scoring prowess is worthless without defence. The Jazz don't have trouble scoring even without boozer it's the defense all around that hurts starting with the interior!

  • Re: Jazz=mediocrity
    July 14, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    You have a point with the BYU plug, but not with Jazz or Utah. The Jazz have won multiple division titles and been in the playoffs year after year. They've even advanced past the first round most of the time. And Utah...they aren't just a good regional team. Look at what they've done at the national leve in bowls and against ranked opponents. They are the #1 team from non-BCS conference. If they were in a BCS conference they'd still be great. Whose side are you on here anyway?

  • All about me
    July 14, 2009 2:14 p.m.

    I really is all about him, in his own mind. And what's best for his family? I guess his wife had enough of him.
    I admire his talent, but not his leadership and his work ethic.
    Odom, BTW, is a stud. We'll never get him.

  • Blauch
    July 14, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    As a fan who wants Boozer to leave. I do not think he faked his injury. The Fact is that He turns 28 in November. His number are going to decline over the next 4 years - Like ever other power forward in the NBA. Millsap just turned 24.

    Boozer is going to get a huge contract next off season (NYC, New Jersey, Miami, Houston are going to be 30 million under the cap and Atlanta, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento also have big money to spend.

    After James, Bosh, Wade, Stoudemire get signed, depending on if they go back to their teams. There is going to be a lot of teams spending to get Boozer. Boozer is going to sign for 13 mill+.

    That means Boozer (at 31) Salary in 2012 will be 14 to 15 million while Millsaps (at 27) will be 8 million a year. Millsap will be better than Boozer at that point in their career.

    TO KEEP MILLSAP THE JAZZ HAVE TO TRADE BOOZER. It is not that Boozer is a bad guy, it is that Millsap is the better value.

  • sparks24
    July 14, 2009 2:11 p.m.

    You people that have this hatered for Boozer need to get a life. He is great guy sometimes things just don't work out. The hatred on this site is disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2009 2:06 p.m.

    We are not a tall team with boozer.. a bit shorter without him. I think he'd look fabulous in a clippers uniform.. Maybe Kaman and a draft pick or two? I'm sure there a better trades out there.. but I like the idea of send Mr B to basketball Siberia.. Anybody left in Sacramento? I like the trades allegedly available in Golden State, but, sigh, Nellie is probably waaaay to smart to do it.

  • jason
    July 14, 2009 2:05 p.m.

    The Jazz will match for Millsap. Boozer will be traded (for whom, remains to be seen). I sense that the Jazz organization will view the coming season as kind of a fresh start, and I'm excited about the team. I think they will get a quality player in return for Boozer, and that along with the Knicks draft pick next season, and the possibility of being a player in next seasons free agent market has me very excited about where this team is going in the next 2 to 5 years.

  • hey hey hey.....
    July 14, 2009 2:04 p.m.

    I love this idea of trading Boozer, but can't we still swap him for TrEe BeaRD SkUlTZ from the 8th ward all-starz??? I have tried emailing/calling Jerry O'Connor but he thinks TreE's lanky arms are too much to handle....Todd From Santa Ana what do you think?

  • Houdini
    July 14, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    I like the Boozer/miles for Lee idea,because if we lose Boozer and don`t get anyone to replace him,we`re gonna be in a world of hurt,it`ll be ugly,stop Williams and Memo,the only 2 guys who can actually find their own shot...and you`ve stopped us cold

  • CJ3
    July 14, 2009 1:56 p.m.

    Re: Locke comments

    Don't be dense. It's pretty obvious that the comments are coming from the Boozer camp, not the Jazz. You guys don't believe anything Boozer says anyway, so bashing Locke for Boozer's comments makes your credibilty the shakier.

    Forget Odom. If Booz wants to be a Bull then get John Salmons from them in the deal.

    Resign Millsap, let AK and Kou back him up, and Salmons is that bonified wing the Jazz need, with a rep as a Kobe-stopper!

  • Your Out of Here!!
    July 14, 2009 1:56 p.m.

    Seriously what is Boozer's problem? First of all he totally dogged the Jazz for the past three seasons with injury problems or at least the ones he made-up in his mind and now he has shows his lack of class again to go on a Chicago rado station to disclose his intentions. What a spinless wonder! And since when is he a "team leader" and "dominant low post threat"?? I am just thankful the Utah Jazz have avoided another historic contract mistake by allowing themselves to sign Boozer for a long term deal. As a Jazz fan I don't think I could stand to watch another contract mistake like AK or the "one game wonder" Ostertag. See ya Boozer!!

  • Chadders
    July 14, 2009 1:51 p.m.

    You have got to be kidding me about Locke!? It doens't make sense why would the Jazz do that and not come out and admit it? The Jazz are a very open organization that had no reason to do that and then not admit it. Both times this has been mentioned it has come from Boozer, not exactly the fountain of truth. "I'm opting out, reggardless I'm getting a raise" then he denied that too. "I want to be here, I'm a cornerstone here". "I am a starter period".

    Pardon me if I believe Locke and the Jazz more than Boozer. They have a better history of telling the truth.

  • SKippy
    July 14, 2009 1:51 p.m.

    I have nothing against Boozer. I think he's great and has done an awesome job (when healthy). This is about business. Despite everything, Boozer is likely to walk next season if we keep him. If we could pick up someone decent for him now, then let's do it. Otherwise, keep him and expect cap relief next year. I just don't want to see something like Boozer for Tyrus Thomas. That wouldn't be a step in the right direction. If we're making a trade, make it a good one.

  • Just Me
    July 14, 2009 1:47 p.m.

    I hate it when people think who we should get when Boozer is traded. If you were so smart why arent you a GM in the NBA? And youre also predicting Milsap will be the best PF we've had. He isnt that great either. Boozer is a lot better than Milsap its just Milsap hustles and plays hard. If Boozer had Milsaps heart he'd be the best PF in the league now. I like Boozer as a player. Not the best player but he is good. Its just NBA players think they are gods greatest on earth. Milsap is like every other NBA player. Money first. I would be too. Money talks. Loyalty left the NBA when classic stars like Jordan, Stockton, Robinson retired. Just cheer for the ones that stay and play. If you dont like it, watch another sport.

  • RE: David Locke
    July 14, 2009 1:40 p.m.

    Locke is such a Boozer homer and an idiot to boot. For some reason he thinks that his opinion is the only one that matters and refuses to try and understand why fans would be frustrated with Boozer. Because of PK and Locke I now refuse to listen to KFAN anymore.

  • keep boozer
    July 14, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    who will you get in return? If we were on the other side pursuing someone and a Boozer came along you would all be out of your minds excited. Instead you are hating on a upper tier player that is the closest thing on the otherside to creating a Stockton & Malone type of game. Whaterver, he was a great fit for Jerrys game.

  • John Wicks
    July 14, 2009 1:38 p.m.

    David Locke is a bigger loser than BBBBOOOZER.

  • What bigs?
    July 14, 2009 1:37 p.m.

    Miles you talked about the Jazz letting Millsap and Boozer walk in order to let their other bigs develop. Surely you can't be talking about Koufos and Fess right? Fess will be lucky to be in the league in three years, and Koufos' game is still raw.
    I saw every home game of the Flash last season, and I must say that Jazz fans highly overestimate Koufos' game. He is awful offensively outside of 5 feet from the basket and gets pounded on the boards. I've never seen a guy that big struggle so much to get rebounds. He does offer a little bit of presence defensively because of his size, but both he and Fess would be devastatingly poor as a replacement for either Boozer or Millsap.
    I'm not a big Boozer fan, but the Jazz have to keep him if they're gonna let Millsap walk, or get value back at the 4. Because outside of Okur, the Jazz have NOTHING as far as big men go.

  • jazz=mediocraty
    July 14, 2009 1:35 p.m.

    The Jazz will not win an NBA title with or without him. Once you Jazz fans come back to earth (along with BYU and Utah Football fans) and figure out that our local teams are great regional teams but rarely, if ever, compete with the power teams, you will all enjoy your teams much more. Embrace your position as good but not great and you can focus on keeping your children and grandchildren out of jail and employed. Furthermore, didn't you all know what kind of a guy he was when he did the same thing in Cleveland? Now you fans start to complain. Ha ha.

  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2009 1:33 p.m.

    I may be one of the few Boozer fans here in Salt Lake. But I think he should go to another team where he will not be treated so horribly, and he will reward the fans tremendously. He stopped liking playing here as soon as we lost in the WCF. That is when the fans here decided to turn on him because of a perceived lack of defense.
    He is decent, but needs to play with a defensive player alongside him to be effective. That is the only problem. Fans here in Utah are constantly trying to find a scapegoat, some excuse for not being the greatest. He happens to be it at this time. If the Jazz don't win it all, they will say that Sloan is the worst coach ever.
    Neither of my previously stated arguments are correct, but Jazzland will lambaste me for saying anything that doesn't stroke their ego.

  • Jim Naisium
    July 14, 2009 1:31 p.m.

    Wherever Boozer goes, he will be motivated and end up having an all star season. Jazz will match Portland's offer and keep Millsap, Millsap will then become uninspired and lazy now that he'll have the big bucks, he will miss the majority of games and be out of the lineup because he stubbed his toe and has an ingrown toenail.

  • Golden state
    July 14, 2009 1:29 p.m.

    They should trade Boozer to Golden state for a first round draft choice. That way they could match pauls offer and be under the cap with potential to get 2 lottery picks.

  • Don't Go!!!
    July 14, 2009 1:17 p.m.

    Such an amazinq player he is...When he is uninjured. Its sad to see him leave the team. It seems that he just joinedthe teamnow hes already leaving. They should qet rid of Faseenko or Brewer. Hopefully he will enjoy playing for Chicaqobut will miss Utah. How was he supposed to prevent his injuries? I think what the team needs is a new coach. Sloan is to hard on them. Farewell Boozer~

  • David Locke
    July 14, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    This is the second time this week that Locke has been contradicted with this report; this time with a direct quote from Boozer. Locke claimed all day yesterday that the Jazz never told Boozer anything about his future. KFAN is losing all credibility in my eyes with their biased reporting.

  • Odom and Beasley
    July 14, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    Let them both go and pursue ODOM, LA isn't giving him the dough he wants we could get him for 7M, because he would be thrilled to move here. He is better than Millsap will ever be, both of them disappear at times. I also love C. Booz for M. Beasley it may not pan out as there is a reason Miami doesn't want Beasely.

  • JT
    July 14, 2009 1:12 p.m.

    Boozer,
    Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

  • Boozerite
    July 14, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    I don't care what anyone says, we are not going to the finals without Boozer. Milsap is not the answer. I love Paul and would love to have him stay as a backup, but he is not Boozer. If the team as a whole concentrates more on defense or we could pick up someone like a Raja Bell, we would have a chance to go further in the playoffs, but we need Boozer to do that. I promise, if we lose Boozer this year and don't get much in return, it is going to be a gloomy year for Jazz fans.

  • YES!!!!
    July 14, 2009 1:10 p.m.

    Whoooo Hooooooooo!!! OOOOOHHHHHH YYYEEEEAAAAHHH!!! YES YES YES!!!

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out - it might cause a career ending injury.

  • you know whats funny...
    July 14, 2009 1:10 p.m.

    when people call boozer loozer. It just never gets old. You see its funny because his name is boozer and you just change one letter and its loozer!!! it gets me everytime. Man that is just some rich clever humor.

  • Boise Bill
    July 14, 2009 1:09 p.m.

    If you look at both players (Milsap and Boozer) and evaluate them on where they were when they each played 2 seasons, Milsap's numbers are much more impressive. We really need to resign Milsap and let Boozer go. Plus there is the issue of character. Milsap has it and Boozer doesn't. Just watch Milsap as he mingles with fans, he's still humble and excited to be living the NBA dream Boozer on the other hand has an obvious sense of entitlement. He has a superstar ego with mediocre skills.

  • CJ3
    July 14, 2009 1:08 p.m.

    While the Boozer vs Millsap debate has been a blast, it's a shame to see folks not supporting the "team" concept any longer.

    Utah fans used to be considered among the best, but now...

    Bashing Boozer for saying something stupid is hypocritical, because the ones doing it have said some of the stupidest things I've ever heard.

    It's little wonder he doesn't want to be here anymore. Feelings have obviously been hurt and it's up to the Jazz management to step up and do what's best for the team.

  • Chris
    July 14, 2009 1:08 p.m.

    Hey CBT you also need a player that you can respect off the court too. I don't think the jazz ever wanted Dennis Rodman suiting up for them even though he could rebound like nobody's business...

  • Chadders
    July 14, 2009 1:07 p.m.

    Re:G Jones
    If you believe that is true, then you are correct. However the Jazz have always been a honest organization. From listening to David Locke's show yesterday (who has friends in the Jazz organization that are very high up) that conversation NEVER HAPPENED. He got that from at least 2 very credible Jazz sources that they never told Carlos he was not in the Utah's future plans. If Carlos wants out so bad he should man up about it and say so, not try and put it on the Jazz. Carlos could have been more loved than Malone here, but the sad thing is he couldn't stop burning all his bridges and milking everything. This is probably one of the saddest stories in Jazz history (from a basketball perspective). I hope Carlos gets it together in Chicago or Detroit or Miami but honestly I have my doubts. I just hope at least something positive can come from the trade. Thanks for the things you did Carlos. I'm very sorry to see it all end this way.

  • Get rid of...
    July 14, 2009 1:05 p.m.

    Boozer and miles,pick up a Tyson Chandler/Chris Kaman type,especially miles....he NEEDS TO GO

  • Yearsley
    July 14, 2009 1:04 p.m.

    I personally believe having Paul as our primary power foward could be a good plan in the long run. I sure do hope that Utah trades Carlos to as well, but the Jazz need to get someone in return who would be willing to make an impact immediately. Remember the days back in 03-04 when Andrei was averaging 16 pts, and 8.5 rebs a game, as our power foward, he wasn't very strong as we all know but he made up for the lack thereof with his quickness, among other things. Matt was great for us at that time as well, but with age his body has just been worn down, along with having multiple knee surgeries. He is still a good player for Jerry's system, I sure hope he doesn't call it a career just yet, I still believe he has a good few years left in him. Kyle needs to stay with Utah for as long as possible, we haven't had a good 3 point shooter since Jeff Hornacek retired, so the Jazz should keep him for at least another two-four years, if he is willing to commit that long.

  • Boozer value
    July 14, 2009 1:03 p.m.

    Let's face it. This off-season has been hard for business.

    The Jazz will never be able to get value for Boozer. He's proven to be unreliable and everyone knows we want him out. We'll be lucky to get even a good player, certainly no all-stars are out there for this team.

    Signing Millsap will create enormous financial penalties for the team. Huge losses that can only be made up by revenue increases.

    Reality is that no team whose best player is a point guard has much of a chance in the playoffs.

    Let's see how the Jazz get out of this one.

  • Odom
    July 14, 2009 1:01 p.m.

    Really isn't that good, he is just as sketchy as Boozer is.

  • Boozer with Class?
    July 14, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    Boozer is actually handling this with class... He could make trading himself even harder by going out there and saying that he'd only be happy if was traded with such and such team. Not only that, but he making himself look good in other markets, which could only help the Jazz out in a trade scenario. Thanks Boozer for the assist!

  • Blauch
    July 14, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    Boozer and Miles to NYC for a sign and trade of David Lee and Mobley and 2 mill cash (Mobley has a heart condition so he won't be playing anymore. 80% of his salary will be covered by insurance that mean the Jazz could buy him out for 2 million and 9.5 million comes off the books)

    Do a Sign and Trade with Lee for the same amount of money as Millsap - 4 years 32 million, but don't front load the contract. 7, 7.75, 8.25 and 9 respectively. This means 2010 the Jazz will be paying 13.5 million on Millsap and Lee - which is the same amount of money a team will be paying for Boozer - suckers. This gives NYC flexibility to either sign another free agent or they have the option to signing Boozer.

    It takes the Jazz salary down from Boozer and Miles 17.2 million to 17.25 million for Lee and Millsap. Total Jazz Salary 73 million.

    The Jazz release Harpring at tradeline and they are under the threshold. They could even offer Jamanio Moon a contract

    Williams
    Brewer
    AK
    Millsap
    Okur

    Bench - Lee/Korver/Moon/Koufas/Maynor

  • RE:CBT
    July 14, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    I couldn't agree more. Jazz fans emotional reaction regarding Boozer have no basis in fact or logic. I have watched or listened to every single jazz game for over 10 years. Boozer has been an absolute stud for us when he has been healthy. Averaging 20 and 10, by definition is consistent, great play.
    For all you so called Jazz fans who claim he is the worst defending PF in the game, please back that up with some examples where other teams power fowards have had carrier games on him. Sure he has problems with Odom and he gets lost on help defense, but our 2 guards routingly get lit up by opposing 2's. If the Jazz don't want to risk the luxury tax implications on him because he has been injured so much and taken so long to come back from injury. I completely agree with their decision. But trading the guy for nothing, i.e. Tyrus Thomas, would be a hugh mistake. When healthy, Boozer is an elite big man, with some of the best post footwork in the game.

  • Chadders
    July 14, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    RE: CBT
    You do have a good point. If other stars think we disrespect our players it gives SLC a bad rep, but considering Deron Williams is a demi-God here and we made statues for guys who couldn't quite get over the hump I don't know how valid that is. If you do the best job you can the fans here will love you until you are way past your prime. In Boston or LA do they care about their players? Not unless you win multiple, multiple championships. If you won a ring here, you'd be set for life. I mean even Stock and Malone have a car dealorship here and neither of them even live here anymore.
    Unfortunately most athletes aren't smart enough to realize that. But the one's that do definetely get their rewards. The whole Boozer situation has been a sad affair. I really do wish him the best but it's obvious the best thing is to get rid of him. From what I've heard he is a class act off the court to fans in person. It's too bad it didn't work out.

  • To Miles
    July 14, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    One problem with your theory of letting the other bigs develop is that we have this supposed Hall of Fame coach who doesn't buy into your philosophy. The only new players he "lets develop" are those coming from other teams. The Jazz picks he has "let develop" can be counted on one hand, in spite of his 20+ years with this team.

    I agree with you, don't get me wrong, but I just don't see that happening until someone besides Sloan is in the driver's seat.

  • Miles
    July 14, 2009 12:48 p.m.

    Odom is still available.

  • So Long Booz
    July 14, 2009 12:46 p.m.

    I think we all know a trade is coming. I don't think it was Boozer's fault he got injured, but it's hard to get behind a guy who takes ten games off for a hangnail and takes months off for injuries most players return from after a couple of weeks. I realize not all power forwards can be Karl Malone, but he missed one of every three games he was paid to play. I think the straw that broke the camel's back in the fan's eyes was when he returned from injury just in time to torpedo the Jazz's season. Sloan tried to ease him in so he didn't disrupt the Jazz's winning streak, he complained about minutes, played more and the losses piled up. He's got loads of potential, but I think he's toxic in the locker-room. He makes the players around him worse and his D is terrible. I'm not saying Milsap is the second coming of Malone, but at least he won't bring everyone around him down and he'll play D.

  • Miles
    July 14, 2009 12:45 p.m.

    @CBT: Who pays Boozer's salary. The fans. And they want their money's worth and Boozer doesn't give it to them. Boozer deserves everything that is said about him as he hides most of the time from the media.

  • To CBT
    July 14, 2009 12:45 p.m.

    "...I just do not get the vitriol towards him"?

    1) Could it have something to do with the fact that it took him almost a whole season to get over a pulled hammy, and half of another to recuperate from a deep thigh bruise? Tough to second-guess soft tissue injuries, but that always seemed a bit suspicious to me.

    2) Or do you think it could be because after he came back this past season and the Jazz were in line for the 5/6 playoff slot, and he pushed us (or at very least was a significant part...) all the way down to 8?

    If fans need to be less hyper-critical, then these multi-millionaire athletes need to be a bit less hyper-sensitive. They only live in the cities they play in (with a few exceptions) for half the year anyway.

  • Nick
    July 14, 2009 12:44 p.m.

    "hopefully I'll do what's best for me as well"

    - This is the story of your career, Carlos. It's always been about what's best for you, and not your team. You lied to the Cavaliers when they tried to do you a favor. You lied to the Jazz about opting out. Now you're turning your back on the franchise. Good riddance, get lost you bum. You'll probably pull a hammy when the door hits your backside on the way out.

  • G. Jones
    July 14, 2009 12:40 p.m.

    Don't be a hater. You had no problems with Boozer when you made it to the finals. Life is what it is. He has a life outside of the next season to consider and anyone with any intelligence wants what's best for them. He did absolutely nothing against the Jazz team and as he said it's a decision that will have to be respected regardless of the outcome. He opted to stay with the Jazz team but if "they" want to trade him, don't disrespect him.

  • Miles
    July 14, 2009 12:35 p.m.

    From what i am reading, The Jazz do not want Carlos in uniform this coming season. As much as he gets hurt, who could blame them. The problem I see is when you appear desperate to trade someone, you don't receive much value back in return. The Jazz are not in the driver's seat on this one. However, if the Jazz feel that Millsap can fill the role for them, they will probably let Boozer go for not much in return. It would be nice if we could find a interior defender in the trade. Personally I am not convinced that Millsap is the answer at the 4 due to our record last year with him starting a lot of the season. As I have said before, I believe it is in the Jazz's best interest to let Boozer, Millsap walk this year and develop the other bigs. Get rid of Korver, AK and Harpring next year a build a better defensive team. But honestly we are not in a good position either way of making it to the finals. Our best chance is with Boozer on the team. That is, if, he is healthy.

  • Real Fan
    July 14, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    and when no trade happens, he'll flip again. He was just a useless pick up for us only poisoined the water.

  • CBT
    July 14, 2009 12:32 p.m.

    Probably because Booze knows by now that it does not matter what he says in SLC to the local media, he will get lampooned over it. He is in a no-win position here in SLC, and I do not blame him for avoiding the Utah media.

    Booze got us to the WCF on his shoulders. When he was healthy, he was a stud. injuries were not his fault. Yeah, his comments in December were a mistake, but I just do not get the vitriol towards him. And all I know is that NBA players take note of it and it does not help the cause of getting good free agents to come to town. Fans need to be less hyper-critical.

  • gdog3
    July 14, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    Carlos says "If it happens, I will be very happy." Whatever Booz. I doubt Carlos Boozer will ever be happy. But hey Booz, keep telling yourself that there is gold over the rainbow.

  • rawhide
    July 14, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    Chicago would be a great fit for you Carlos - your game is all Bull

  • Get rid of Boozer
    July 14, 2009 12:25 p.m.

    The Jazz were in the tough position of having to wait for him to make his opt-in/opt-out decision before working toward a trade. But I'm sure they were thinking about it since the time Boozer said he'd opt-out.

    He needs to go. He's consistently injured and he's inconsistent when he's healthy. He's a liability and has been lucky to get the contracts he did.

    Get rid of Boozer!

  • Get him OUT OF HERE
    July 14, 2009 12:24 p.m.

    AND MAKE IT QUICK!!!!!!!! LOOZER!!!!!!!!!

  • J Grant
    July 14, 2009 12:22 p.m.

    So why is he talking to Chicago media and not Salt Lake media? Oh well, let's get rid of him.