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  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2009 5:58 p.m.

    he should go to the nets

    boozer will totally help the new jersey

  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    Biedrens is soft....are you nuts?

  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2009 2:57 a.m.

    Biedrins would be SIMPLY AWESOME.....I love this guys game..He could start at 5, Move Memo to 4, Milsap/AK at 3 (with either backing up the 4).. At 2, I really like Korver starting (as a pure shooter its easier to get into rythem), and then Brewer would be awesome off the bench, and Dwill...Develop Koufas /Fes with some minutes at the 5 and this could be interesting..Price will do fine...If we have this lineup...iTS ALL abot hustle and defense...no whining, probably let AK start just to appease...

    Wow this would be some back to grass roots Utah/SLoan hard nosed basketball,,,,I like to see more fouls, more toughness, hell yeah keep Harpring coming at them as well...Back to the old ways...TOUGH...

  • annoying rumors
    July 20, 2009 2:33 a.m.

    this trade issue involving Boozer is annoying already, speculations here and there, rumors rumors rumors.. I hope this issue will end very very soon..I'm tired of reading rumors everyday regarding Boozer status

  • risky
    July 20, 2009 12:01 a.m.

    A trade with New Jersey would be interesting. Thorn has had a grudge against Sloan since their playing days. Sloan humiliated Thorn on the court.

  • Silly Man
    July 19, 2009 11:38 p.m.

    So does anybody not see the problem you have by having Boozer starting off the season on the Jazz's roster?

  • Mr Croman
    July 19, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    The Boozer is cancer analogy is silly. If however Boozer really is cancer.... That makes KOC a snake oil salesman.

  • fast forward
    July 19, 2009 12:50 p.m.

    to this fall & the awkward scenario that boozer is still on the jazz team roster. under what circumstances would that work? what would he have to do or say to make that work - with team mates, management, media, fans? if you were a consultant hired to help boozer through that living hell, what would you tell him?

  • Chris Ingersoll
    July 19, 2009 10:14 a.m.

    Anyone who thinks we are going to be a better team without one of the 5-7 20 point 10 rebound guy is ridiculous. Yeah he wanted more money- so do I, so do you, and so does ever pro athlete.

    I love Paul- but he will NEVER be the player Boozer is.

    The real problem is we have to get rid of Booz because of AK's monstrous contract that gets us a whole 10 points a game.

    I have found in hillarious that Jazz fans have been upset with Boozer seemingly cause he got hurt. I remember in the 90's when people would complain about Malone- witch we would have been the Clippers.

    Its pro-sports. Athletes want more money, they say dumb things sometimes, but the bottom line is: Do the make your team better? Anyone who watched the '07 playoff run can not deny Boozer and D-Will where why we were even competing with the likes of San Antonio.

  • jerry25
    July 19, 2009 9:12 a.m.

    The Jazz will not trade with NY Knicks, because they own the Knicks 2010 1st round pick. Why would the Jazz want to turn the Knicks into a playoff team?

    Miami said they were only monitoring the situation. If they get Odum, then surely they will pass on "renting" Boozer for 1 year.

    Detroit is already "set" at PF.

    The NJ Nets are likely destination if Nets President Rod Thorn is willing to let their young CDR go, along with Bobby Simmons and a first round pick (likely the Golden State 2011 pick). Jazz can later trade that pick for a young contract.

    Utah is not really in a good situation with Boozer, because no team can sign him past this year.

  • jerry25
    July 19, 2009 8:19 a.m.

    I am a Nets fan. We need Boozer more than any other team because Yi is probably not going to cut it. Boozer wants to come to NY area. He has a home here and the medical care he needs for his family.

    However, you can forget about getting Lopez. Lopez is more valuable than anyone on the Jazz.
    The Nets are offering Simmons, who has a 11 million expiring contract. Simmons is one of the best 3 pt. shooters. The Nets have 4 1st Rd picks for the next 2 years, some better than others. The Jazz may also be asking for CDR, a SG/SF who has potential to be starter level.

    The fact that Boozer would not be able to sign a new contract, means that any team taking him, would effectively be "renting" for 1 year. Therefore his value is much less. This, though is ideal for New Jersey, since they couldn't offer a long term deal until next year anyway.

    The only reason the Nets aren't more involved, is that some believe they want to "tank" the season and get a top 4 draft pick.

  • '10 draft
    July 19, 2009 7:21 a.m.

    Let's just take the best deal that comes along for Booz and worst case scenario... we have two lottery picks next year to p/u a power forward and a big defensive center (NOT FROM EUROPE!!!).

  • Re:Pete
    July 19, 2009 12:26 a.m.

    Us Alaskans? I'm an Alaskan too and I want Boozer out of Utah! Maybe since no GM wants him. Maybe he can come and play for the Alaska Dream(D-league type team) next season! LOL

  • Re: Old School
    July 18, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    Let's be honest and Much to do about nothing are the same.
    I am also a jerry sloan fan "small j, small s" but I can call him out when I see him struggling. I felt at the end of the year he would slap the team around for the amusement of the press preaching toughness and defense while giving the "no defense boys" all the minutes. That said I thought he got it right the last quarter of the 5th lakers game. I was truly proud to be a jazz fan when I saw that incredible effort.

  • Anonymous
    July 18, 2009 10:03 p.m.

    Biedrins is now being shopped by Golden State, per ESPN. Can you imagine a Biedrins / AK combo with D-Will, Okur, and Millsap! I'm not saying this should be the starting five, but having all five on the roster would be sweet!

  • pastor88
    July 18, 2009 7:33 p.m.

    I here juwan willplay for the minimum. Trade Miles and Harpring juwan can help both positions.
    Many veterans are willing to play for minimum as they spent all their millions. Now they need a new car and can't afford it.
    Dikembe,choclate hunder,Ewing, Maye we could get Moses Malone to come back where he started( Utah Stars). Hey Booner can you stillknock down some shots,not golf shots.Horny is helping but I forgot that would hurt our defense again.

  • kidshizzle
    July 18, 2009 7:22 p.m.

    Hahaahaahah......someone said "Lopez from NJ could be a good move and save a lot of money."

    That is HILARIOUS. We'll get Boozer anyway, but Brook is on the same list as Durant at this moment....don't even THINK about it.

    Brook is going to be on the Nets for a long time...

  • re: It's Amazing
    July 18, 2009 6:38 p.m.

    Oh, the Miller Group executives try to break down my door for advice at least once a week. Don't you worry 'bout that.

  • BigJazzFan
    July 18, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    As things stand NOW,

    the Jazz management are just paying A LOT MORE,

    for the same result of the last two years.

    aren't they wonderful!

    Change is imperative if the JAzz truly ever want to win a chamionship.

    Sloan and system MUST go.

    Boozer MUST go.

    AK MUST be paid a lot less, or he MUST go.

    OVER-valuing, OVER-PAYING, for medicocre talent bench players, supporting players, complimnetary MUST STOP,

    PUt the MONEY in postions that make a REAL differnece,

    like a dominant big man,

    and/or a star 2-gruad, who can shoot, and is allowed to, and handlw the ball and make things happen, (a PF can NEVER do this)


    other wise is just more of the same, and at a higher cost.

  • RE: Basketball Mom
    July 18, 2009 5:38 p.m.

    What makes you think boozer would help NY win any more games?

    Boozer did NOT make much difference in Utah,

    the stats from the last two years bear that out.

    Did cleveland do worse without boozer? Nope.

  • CJ3
    July 18, 2009 5:03 p.m.

    I appreciate Carlos' game!

    It was pretty clear that he was out of sync when he came back after last season's surgery, but hey, so was the entire team with all 400 different lineups they had to field.

    The effort was there (see the playoff numbers people), but running into a determined Laker team was just too much with no one hitting the side of the barn while Memo's back acted up.

    "Bye Boozer," the Jazz O is no better than the bottom of the top 1/3 of the league without Booz. With him it was 3rd and 1st, the last 2 seasons.

    You NAILED it Re: Re: Annie!

  • Millsap
    July 18, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    lot of good comments out there. The way I see it Milsap is a better defender but worse rebounder and scorer, however Jazz have a ton of offensive power what they lack is defense. Depending on how well Koufos and Fesenko play this year I doubt we will see much of a drop in performance. The benefit is this will put them in position to get a decent shooting guard of small forward in a couple of years which might put the up there in the upper echelon.

  • Scott
    July 18, 2009 4:29 p.m.

    Boozer was a huge part of the Jazz team that went to the Western Conference Finals. He's a great player, but he is always hurt and his defensive liabilities show playing next to Okur. He'd be a great 4 next to a shot blocker, but I'd rather have Okur at the 5 so I'm not devistated that he's leaving.

    I hope the Jazz look for cap relieve first and foremost - Koufos will be a fine backup to Millsap and provide length against taller teams i.e. Lakers. Plus, the Jazz can get a younger prospect in the draft next year. Big Baby is not the answer and will be too expensive.

    Finally, Almond is playing for the Knicks in their summer league and has a sweet dunk clip on NBA.com

  • PeteM
    July 18, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    Hey, Carlos, why don't you go where you are appreciated, play in an environment that is more relaxed and perform like we know you can. Us Alaskans are always backing you up and, we hope you make the right decision.
    Who ever gets you will appreciate the points you put up and the rebounds you retrieve.
    One note; I hope you decide on a West team where you belong.

  • PF struggle
    July 18, 2009 3:48 p.m.

    I see Milsap getting 14/10 this next year. People are griping that it is still down grading from boozer or that he isn't worth the money we will be paying him. If you think about it, it is a great thing the the contract is so front loaded. We pay him MUCH less his 2nd 3rd and 4th year. It makes Milsap happy and makes great cap space for the Jazz.

    Few people average double-doubles and they cost a lot. I like great defense. Don't compare Milsap to Boozer, compare Milsap to his opponents and Boozer to his, there is a big difference, you don't see PF like Villanueva having 35/12 night against Milsap night in and night out.

  • SG
    July 18, 2009 3:39 p.m.

    I know it is not in the Sloan system, but over that past 10 years what have championship teams had? An above average or star SG, (Not to sure about Miami's roster though...anyway. What I am getting at is Boozer for Rip Hamilton. Brewer is average, he will get a bit better, but imagine him backing up Rip. As for the 4 spot. We have a great 4 spot player on our roster, he makes 16 million next year. dollar for dollar he isn't worth it, but AK and Millsap fighting for the starting 4 spot isn't a bad idea. Okur's style makes him a possibility at the 4. Koufus and fes at the 5. We may have "shifted our talent around, but over all I think our D would increase well enough. The only problem is that I see a great team, but not a championship ream.

    With all these trade rumors this is really the only one that would better the clubs talent. Its a power shift on the starting 5.

  • Re: Re: Annie
    July 18, 2009 2:49 p.m.

    How many of you malcontents are there really?? It's the same ones of you that continually supply these blogs with all manners of vitriol, writing in time after time after time. If we dropped all the multiple posts by each of you, you probably don't add up to two hundred. Which makes you a distinct minority!!

  • Re: Annie
    July 18, 2009 2:02 p.m.

    Are you freakin crazy fall back in love with him? Have you been reading how many people in Utah can't stand this guy. Let's face it we never loved him and he will go down as the most hated player in Jazz history. Good ridance your pathetic defense will be easy to replace.

  • pastor88
    July 18, 2009 1:56 p.m.

    to:Todd
    Yeah it is sad that an aged veteran like Tag would be a major improvement for the Jazz defense. with all those youngsters nobody wants to play the full game. Just my points. Sadly Ak is being treated the same way, as of late. If he goes elsewhere he will be an allstar. Is it against the rules to play white guys who want to be part of the offense as well?

  • todd to pastor 88
    July 18, 2009 1:36 p.m.

    Greg could come in right now and provide more defense than anyone on this roster.

    You know the posts will come knocking us for saying this,

    actually Suton I feel could be pretty good more so even than Eric. I hope he is on this final roster unless we see real improvement from FEz this will be his last chance.

  • todd from santa ana
    July 18, 2009 1:32 p.m.

    This current roster will make the playoffs. It will be in a 3 way battle with Denver and Portland. If it would go 21-20 or so on road, it could be a a top 4 seed and a chance to win 55 games.

    I am happy with all that. However, if this team could have at least improved the interior defense and help defense, mostly fault of Boozer and Okur than with the rest of the team mostly, I would have felt a lot more confident we could be a serious title contender.

    I have unlike many of you more aspirations for my sports team than making the playoffs and going out early.


    For many that is sufficient. They blame small market.

    That is the main reason this comes off bashing and boycott like my other friend here on this post states.

    Management thinks this is fine, they are doing a great job.

    If any of you truly believe Paul Milsap can be a main go to go power forward and focal point of Jerry's system, You will be disappointed. He might get 15/10 will not demand doubles, he is short znd needs game to improve

  • Pastor88
    July 18, 2009 1:24 p.m.

    Want 15 minutes a game of defense?Shot blocking? A player that Shaq admiited was one of his toughest foes? And cheap? Call Tag! Since Mark Eaton's great career, no other center has offered the same defense as Tag. Despite humilation from Sloan Tag tried to play on. Sloan treated tag as an unwanted slave. He was brutal in his unwarranted attacks much to the demise of more successful seasons. Had Tag been treated better his performance would have been even better than his stats show. If Collins had been treated in a like manner do you think he would be as quiet as he is? Oh wait Collins never played cause he couldnt.

    Go ahead Tag bashers. The fact is he was the last defensive presence the Jazz had at center.And if it were not the fact that Jerry made sure Malone got stats for rebounding Tag's numbers would have been even larger.Hard to get rebounds when you have to play above the foul line.

  • todd from santa ana
    July 18, 2009 1:18 p.m.

    Those of you that leave when Jerry Leaves, I say "thank you" that will make it much easier to have a team, that actually can be one better representing the STate and nationwide fans without the worry of public opinion. Such as Korver is good looking and the girls love him, Okur hits a few outside shots a game but better defense is played in Adult leagues than what the Jazz plays.

    To have the audacity to come back with this same roster is what I predicted and what happened due to the ESPN report and fans that were "afraid" Of any change. I do not call losing Knight and Collins for Maynor and Sutton change.

    O Connor could have done so much by now. He is not alone New Orleans, Phoenix has done little either. I do not mind Paul so much being resigned, however, he will need a good backup. There Thomas or Glen Davis could have figured or Haslem. That was not good enough for many.

    Signing Okur to 2 more years was not needed. See how he does this year. The more you committ the less will be available $ wise in 2010

  • boozersux
    July 18, 2009 1:07 p.m.

    I would trade Boozer for a bag of moldy basketballs. Hes a injury prone weakling with no desire to win. Please bring in David Lee, Tyrus Thomas or a blind mute. Boozer can go milk some other team for millions of dollars this time.

  • OldSchool in Augusta,GA
    July 18, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    To: Let's Be Honest - Compared to the rants of so-called knowledgable BB (Jazz) fans, your comments are insightful and thus interesting (@ least to those that can see & reason).
    There may be bigger Jerry Sloan fans than me, I don't know ... except that when Jerry leaves, I'm gone too.
    That said, I agree with your assessment of the last 6 wks ... with the addition of what Jerry said himself about using Ronnie Price.
    I also agree with the comments of "It's Amazing".
    Are you the same person ?

  • pastor88
    July 18, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    Do the Jazz really want to wait on getting rid of Booz. The longer a cancer isallowed to go with out treatment the worse it gets. Allowing the cancerous tumor(booz) to even enter the locker room is highly questionable.
    Everone is worrying about NY playing itself out of the lottery picks. Come on folks in the Jazz system no first rounder gets ptpt in the first year.Who is the last 1st rounder to get 25 or more minutes per game all season long ,with the Jazz? How many 1st round picks have even stayed with the Jazz longer than 3 years? How many 1st orund picks are playing for other teams?

    Too much emphasis on the possible lottery pick. We need quality player now for the next 3 years, to be competitive.

    Frank are you feeling OK? The Jazz and KOC need some guidance. Scotty is doing well either.Time to wheel and deal. Before it's tooooo late.

  • Re: JazzFan101
    July 18, 2009 12:54 p.m.

    The Jazz are trying to get out of luxury tax hell, not extend it for years to come. A Boozer for Hamilton trade is insane!

  • Brett Farve
    July 18, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    I am sick of the media talking about the same thing over and over. When will it finally happen. By the time it does the fans wont care anymore. Thanks stupid media.

  • S!X
    July 18, 2009 12:19 p.m.

    Boozer better put up, or shut up by February. That is all that matters. Trades don't mean anything until then, so why is everyone freaking out?

  • Let's be honest
    July 18, 2009 11:54 a.m.

    The last 6 weeks of the season melt down we all blame on boozer, the truth is that both he and AK were not 100% when they came back from their injuries, they should have been coming off the bench and Sloan should have continued to start Milsap. When they told Milsap that boozer is the man and he is 2nd hand garbage he played like it. I think it is Sloan's fault the team's chemestry went to pot at the end of the season. I know he is a great coach but at the end of last year he struggled.
    The funny thing was that everyone was happy with the team through most of the year except for their road games but at the end they simple feel apart. All Sloan could do was moan about the team's toughness.

  • Re: Jazzfan101
    July 18, 2009 11:51 a.m.

    Rip Hamilton is the trade of all trades. Then you slide AK to his "true" power forward position like he plays in Europe as a backup to Millsap.

  • Annie
    July 18, 2009 11:23 a.m.

    OK, here is my prediction (nightmare): Boozer does not get traded before February, plays his heart out and says all the right things to up his value, Jazz fans fall back in love with him again and cry the blues when he leaves. Fickle are we! I just hope the chemistry in the locker room will be OK, no matter what transpires. Go Jazzboys!!

  • Jazzfan101
    July 18, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    Do a trade to Detroit for Rip Hamilton, holly crap everybody knows that the Jazz want boozer in a different uniform, and things aint working out for Rip in Detorit. Its not rocket science for heck sakes, it also works on ESPN's Trade Machine I mean heck do it if will improve you chances at winning a title. Then sign Big Baby Davis to a contract, Koufus still needs to develop, and can anybody tell me where Almond went? He would be beter than Kirlenko in the lineup.

  • It's amazing ...
    July 18, 2009 11:10 a.m.

    how smart some people think they are about somebody elses business. As a fan, you're entitled to your opinion and the DMN has given you a forum to spew it forth unabashed. However ...

    I don't see the Miller Group executives breaking down your doors to hire you as their next GM. So, check your 'I absolutely know what's best' attitude at the door and remember ... the next time you get your 4-figure paycheck ... you're not in the same league as the Millers or KOC. You have an opinion, and you're welcome to share it but it's only your opinion ... no matter how valuable or correct you think it is.

  • Can you say contract year?
    July 18, 2009 11:10 a.m.

    Hanging on to Boozer wouldn't be the end of the world. He's in the final year of his current contract, which means he'll be on his best behaviour, do his best to stay healthy, and play his hardest ball this year. We've seen how self-serving he is. I think Boozer is out to get his, and to "get his", he will need to be a model citizen in the locker room, too, even if he's faking it. Any let down in ANY of those areas I've mentioned, and he sees his paycheck for coming years drop dramatically. I say hang on to Booze for a few months, and ride out the risk that he'll show us his best stuff, then we can get someone decent for him in return

  • Boozer better than Millap
    July 18, 2009 10:57 a.m.

    the fans are getting what they want. the jazz should have done everything possible to keep boozer long term and let millsap go. I think jazz ownership reacted to the fans on this and kept millsap. This whole mess will show the jazz made a big mistake with boozer.

  • Jazz fan
    July 18, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    Re: Chicken Little ... er TicketHolder

    Don't let your vivid imagination run away with you. If the Jazz start the season with Boozer, Boozer knows he'll have to be on his best behaviour and play hard or he won't get the big contract he wants at the end of the season. My worry is that the Jazz will be too good and then everyone will be wanting the Jazz to keep him and not get anything in return.

  • Houdini
    July 18, 2009 9:50 a.m.

    enough with all the bashing,boycotts and other stupidity,they matched Millsap,which is what most real Jazz fans wanted,good grief,give em a break,no matter what the front office does some of you cry and moan,lets give it a break,GO JAZZ

  • Interesting how...
    July 18, 2009 9:45 a.m.

    Milsap's agent changed his tune in so little time. A week ago he was dissing the Jazz for being disrespectful and saying how Milsap was happy to be leaving. Not this week...guess it all depends on who's signing the checks. Honestly though, the agent of Milsap's that was quoted in this article (the one that's not his uncle) said some of the dumbest things the last couple of weeks. Paul needs to send him packing.

    And on the trade front, just send him to the Bulls for Tyrus Thomas. I don't think they are going to find any other deal by waiting it out any better then this one. In Thomas we get a young, athletic talent to develop and save a ton of money also.

  • TicketHolder
    July 18, 2009 8:37 a.m.

    We aren't going to move Boozer anytime soon! Kevin O'Connor is creating a perfect storm that will tear the Jazz apart. At the moment the majority of the teams are proposing unacceptable trades in hopes of stealing Booozer. They believe the Jazz will breakdown with panic as the season nears and will cave. Guess what they won't! We will begin the season with a disgruntled Boozer who has been told he is not apart of the future plans and will have to face the flame from the media and fans about opting out. He will destroy any existing unity in the locker room and tear the team apart. My guess is that we won't move him until the All Star Break. We should be hovering around .500 by then and in complete disarray. Way to go KOC and GM. Another job well done on managing the team.

  • TheHailstorm
    July 18, 2009 8:28 a.m.

    I don't think any of the other teams want him. Seems as though he comes across as undependable and over extends his welcome on the injury scene.

  • Patience-Patience Please
    July 18, 2009 8:00 a.m.

    The Jazz have alot of time now to move Boozer. The luxury tax doesn't come into play until the end of the season, and you can always depend on other team injuries, and performaces to get serious just before the trade deadline Feb 15, 2010. I believe the Jazz know exactly what they are doing, and now that Milsap is on board for a terrific price things will play out fine. After all after Paul gets his bonus for the past 2 years his contract is only 6 plus mil per year which is a steal. Go Jazz.

  • Last 2 Championships have gone
    July 18, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    To the best players. We don't have them so I would say best this season 5th seed in the playoffs with just going on what we have right now.

  • Anonymous
    July 18, 2009 6:20 a.m.

    Leave it to the "Cheap" Jazz to trade someone that might actually get you a player and not get anything in return.... No, don't get any player that can help you, get "CAP" help... This is how you wind a championship for sure.... What a freaking joke these guys are!

  • Re: Basketball Mom
    July 18, 2009 2:08 a.m.

    I agree 100%. I'm amazed no one in the media seems to have brought up this point. New York is on the brink of being a VERY bad team next year; adding Boozer to their roster would virtually guarantee the Knicks make the playoffs, even with Boozer only playing two-thirds of the season as he usually does.

  • Bye Boozer
    July 18, 2009 12:02 a.m.

    The most talented players don't always win championships. The best teams do. And trading Boozer, a talented player, will make the Jazz a better team.

    1) Even without Boozer, we have an excellent offense. We have D-Will, Okur, Korver, and the still-improving CJ for 3s and 20-footers; Brewer and AK47 for the dunks and layups and short shots. The bench is OK to good as well.

    2) Without Boozer, our defense can only get better. Look for Koufos and Fesenko to be getting many more minutes this year, especially if Collins and maybe Harpring aren't coming back. One good thing about paying the bigger salaries we are to fewer team members is that Sloan will either need to use younger players more, or give more minutes to the core players.

    3) Hopefully, Boozer's absence motivates AK and moves him back inside more on offense, where he can be a lot more effective. He's just not an outside shooter - if Hornacek can't help him, nobody can. He should just give up on taking 3s.

    Didn't think I'd ever say it, but losing Boozer will be good for the Jazz.

  • Continuity
    July 17, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    Makes a lot of sense if you are LA, POR or DEN. They already have the right players.

    Keeping the team together on the Jazz makes no sense at all. It insures the Jazz do not deal with their problems on both offense and defense.

    That idea of keeping the team together was just coach PR. It is pretty plain that the team chemistry (the primary reason for continuity) is negative if Boozer stays. He can perform but the rest of the team won't. That is what happened in the playoffs and in the last 10 games of the regular season.

    It becomes the Boozer show and that does not win 70% of your games. I have no problem with Boozer playing to Feb or even all season if the Jazz are one of the top 3 teams in the West. However, I doubt if Boozer wants to be in camp and I doubt if Sloan really wants to deal with the headaches.

    Boozer's contract are very valuable come Feb. A contender in the East will dig deep and pay big for him.

    The Jazz could get a good player (s), a pick and cap relief.

  • Much to do about nothing
    July 17, 2009 11:05 p.m.

    I know pursuing the Clippers strategic plan of trading all their super stars for role players can be enticing but there is merit in the Jazz's strategic plan of being patient and holding the course. Jerry always said the simple keeping the team together was good for an additional 5 or 6 wins.

  • Basketball Mom
    July 17, 2009 11:00 p.m.

    Trading Booze to NY would be a mistake because we own their first round pick next year. We wouldn't want to make New York have a better season than they ought to have, would we?!

  • Best option
    July 17, 2009 10:43 p.m.

    Lee is the best PF option but he is also pricy. Lopez from NJ could be a good move and save a lot of money. The Miami deal is bad. A Ty Thomas type player can be had for Harps contract later in the year. Big Baby does not have good wp48 nor EFF48 numbers. He is also short.

    The Jazz need to see how good Koufos is. He is up to 280. If his shot has improved and if he has developed his left hand a little he could really help.

    If Millsap starts, there is a good possibility that he will average no more than 13/10 and do worse against good teams. He should get better as time goes on and he learns moves.

    However, if Millsap is not putting up Boozer numbers the Jazz will need to get a PF or a shooting SG pretty fast.

    Even if they have to use their MLE or trade CJ I would like to see them get a shooting SG early in the year.

    Then they can wait for the right PF and dump salary before the deadline.